Governance

ACU Council Meeting July 2019

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is a UK-registered charity incorporated by Royal Charter.

The ACU Council is our governing body and is responsible for overseeing the organisation’s activities and determining its future strategic direction. Council members also act as our Trustees.

The Council is made up of a maximum of 23 members, who are vice-chancellors of ACU member universities from across the Commonwealth, elected by their peers within the ACU membership network.

Our current Council members are:

Chair: Professor Edward Byrne AC*** – King's College London, UK
Vice-Chair: Professor Paul Boyle** – Swansea University, UK

Honorary Treasurer: Professor Stuart Corbridge*** – Durham University, UK

* Member in first term of office
** Continuing member in second term of office
*** Co-opted

Executive Committee

  • Chair: Professor Edward Byrne AC – King's College London, UK
  • Professor Paul Boyle – Swansea University, UK
  • Professor Stuart Corbridge – Durham University, UK
  • Professor Colin Riordan – Cardiff University, UK
  • Professor Deep Saini– University of Canberra, Australia

Audit and Risk Committee

  • Chair: Professor Stuart Corbridge – Durham University, UK
  • Graeme Appleby – The British Academy, UK
  • Professor Wim de Villiers – Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • Professor Nigel Healey – Fiji National University

Find out more about the role and functions of our Council and what being a Council member entails

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