Board Committees

Our Trustee Board and Board Committees

The University of Manchester Students’ Union is registered as a Charity in England and Wales (No. 1144146) and a Limited Company (No. 7759820). 

Our Trustee Board Members 2018-19

Fatima Abid

General Secretary (Chair)

Olivia Meisl

Education Officer

Shamima Khonat

Campaigns Community & Citizenship Officer

Sara Heddi  

Women’s Officer

Riddi Viswanathan

International Students Officer

Daniel Lashley-Johnson

Welfare Officer

Elizabeth Haughton   

Activities and Development Officer

Sara Khan   

Liberation and Access Officer

Khizar Khalil   

Student Trustee (From 1st Sept 2018)

Sarah Faulkner

Student Trustee (From 1st Sept 2018)

India Burgess   

Student Trustee (From 1st Sept 2018)

Elizabeth Cameron

External Trustee (From Sept 2013: re-appointed July 2016)

Jan Sowa   

External Trustee (From Feb 2013: re-appointed July 2016)

Vicii Kirkpatrick

External Trustee (From 24th July 2017)

Our Board Committees 2018-19

The Trustee Board approves membership of our Board Committees. They scrutinise matters affecting the Charity in greater detail to ensure sound decision-making.

The Audit and Risk Committee: Ensures that the Union complies with all relevant laws and regulations; has an internal system of accountability formally set up and is responsible for scrutiny and monitoring of the Union’s finances & commercial performance; manages the Students’ Union’s overall risk profile and makes recommendations to the Trustee Board.

Members are: Fatima Abid, Sara Khan, Elizabeth Haughton, Vicii Kirkpatrick (External Trustee), Sarah Faulkner (Student Trustee)

2 Non-Trustee members: Lindsay Horabin (Senior Manager, Risk Framework & Reporting Manager, Swinton Group Ltd) David Weatherall (Siemens PLC),

The People and Culture Committee: Oversees the Students’ Union’s HR function; Monitors the performance of the Union CEO; Reviews the remuneration of the CEO and other senior staff; Promotes Liberation, Equality and Diversity throughout the organisation; Monitors the Students’ Union’s compliance with employment legislation; Monitors staff satisfaction and employment related statistics; Reviews all changes to employment related policies.

Members are: Elizabeth Cameron (External Trustee), Sara Heddi (Women’s Officer), India Burgess (Student Trustee) and Sarah Faulkner (Student Trustee), Jennifer Burton (External Non-Trustee member, Hive HR), Rachel Ellis (External Non-Trustee member, Huddersfield Students’ Union)

The Governance and Appointments Committee: Ensures that all appointed positions to the Trustee Board and its Committees are filled with candidates of sufficient skills and experience; ensures that the governance arrangements of the Students’ Union as a whole are effective and fit for purpose.

Members are: Fatima Abid (Chair), Elizabeth Cameron (External Trustee), Riddi Viswanathan, Registrar and Chief Operating Officer from University of Manchester), Khizar Khalil (Student Trustee)

MAV Board (Manchester Academy Venues Ltd) To overall govern the Company, in accordance with the directions of the Trustee Board.

Members are: Sara Khan, Ben Ward (CEO). MAV Company Secretary: Rebecca Eley, Elizabeth Haughton, Olivia Meisl, Riddi Viswanathan, Khizar Khalil (Student Trustee), India Burgess (Student Trustee)
1 additional place is reserved for an ‘Industry Director’ with specialist expertise as required

The Ethics Panel: Meets only when ethical matters are referred to the Panel for further detailed scrutiny by the Trustee Board.

Members are: Shamima Khonat, Daniel Lashley-Johnson, and 1 Student Trustee representative

Schedule of Meetings for Trustee Board and Board Committees 2017/18

Trustee Board
24th July 2018 (including board induction/strategy)
13th September 2018
6th December 2018
21st March 2019
23rd May 2018
22nd July 2018 (including new board induction)

Audit and Risk Committee
4th September 2018
20th November 2018
26th February 2019
8th May 2019

People and Culture Committee
5th September 2018
21st November 2018
6th March 2019
9th May 2019

Appointments Committee (Further dates to be arranged as required)
20th September 2018
9th October 2018

MAV (Manchester Academy Venues Ltd Board) & Commercial Services
27th November 2018
30th April 2019