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Council Biographies - Class II - Members appointed by Council
Lay member since 2006.
Non executive director of TalkTalk plc and Carphone Warehouse plc, John is a chartered accountant and graduated in economics and statistics from Exeter University in 1973. Formerly Chief Executive of Orange UK, he spent his career in senior positions in the media and telecoms sector. Lay lead for International.
Register of Members' Interests 2012/13: TalkTalk plc (Non-Executive Director), Carphone Warehouse Group plc (Non-Executive Director), Romanes Media Group ltd (Chairman and Director).
Lay member since 2009.
Read Engineering at Exeter and is both a Chartered Civil Engineer and Chartered Structural Engineer. Elected as first female Council member of the Institution of Structural Engineers in 1983 and as its first female President in 2007. Currently Director of BSW Consulting, an Exeter-based company which she co-founded. Involved in the design and supervision of a wide range of civil and structural projects over her career, developing an interest in historic structures and sustainable construction. Awarded an honorary degree (DEng) by the University in 2008. Lay lead for Education.
Register of Members' Interests 2012/13: BSW Consulting (Exeter) Ltd (Director), BSW Consulting Engineers (Director), Creative Educaton Trust (Director), University of Plymouth (part-time student on MA in Architectural Conservation).
Lay member since 2009.
Joint lay lead for Fundraising & Alumni Affairs and Sport & Wellness, and a member of the Alumni Network Group. Chairman of the Fundraising Campaign Board 2007-2011.
Graduated from Exeter in Chemistry in 1973 and subsequently qualificated as a Chartered Accountant. Spent 30 years in banking working in London, Sydney, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Chairman of hotels Group, De Vere; Senior Independent Director of investment trust, Fidelity China Special Situations plc; Chairman of the Advisory Board of City stockbroker, Westhouse Securities; Trustee of the Design Museum; Trustee of the Conran Federation.
Register of Members' Interests 2012/13: De Vere Group Limited (Chairman), Fidelity China Special Situations plc (Senior Independent Director), Chairman of the Advisory Board of Westhouse Securities, Conran Foundation Ltd (Director/Trustee), Design Museum Ltd (Director/Trustee), Tallow Chandlers Company Benevolent Fund (Trustee).
Judy Hargadon OBE
Lay member since 2010.
Chief Executive, Children's Food Trust ( formerly School Food Trust). Exeter Graduate - Economics, 1973. MSc Industrial Relations LSE, 1980. Fellow CIPD, RSA and IHSM. Formerly CEO of an NHS Health Authority, and NHS Trust. Led national review of healthcare workforce planning 1999. Range of work in change management. Founder member and Chair of Take Our Daughters to Work Day, UK. Awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2011 for services to Children's Well-being. Chair of the University's Cornwall Advisory Board.
Register of Members' Interests 2012/13: Children's Food Trust (CEO), School Food Trust (CEO).
Lay member since 2007.
Marc Jordan is a social entrepreneur with a background as a senior executive and consultant in the creative industries, culture and heritage. He is one of the Founders of the Creative Education Trust and is Chief Executive of Creative Education Academies which is a rapidly growing academy chain currently operating six schools in the Midlands. Marc has a BA in English from Exeter, an MA in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute and an MBA from London Business School. His business career has included senior editorial, product development and management roles for prominent businesses in the creative world including Phaidon Press and AEA Consulting, He has been a strategic adviser to national cultural organisations including Arts Council England, the British Council and the Royal Academy of Arts. Marc has held a wide range of advisory positions on culture and education initiatives, including European Capital of Culture 2008 and the Heritage Lottery Fund. He is a Governor of Midhurst Rother College, an academy in West Sussex, a Trustee of the Bishopsgate Foundation in the City of London, and is a member of the Council of the University of Exeter.
Register of Members' Interests 2012/13: Creative Education Trust (Trustee), Creative Education Academies Trust (Trustee & CEO), Bishopsgate Foundation (Trustee), Midhurst Rother College (Governor).
Dame Suzi Leather DBE
Lay member since 2004.
Formerly Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, the Charity Commission, deputy chair of the Food Standards Agency, chair of Council of Food Policy Advisers which advises the Secretary for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, an NHS health trust and the School Food Trust. Exeter graduate.
Register of Members' Interests 2012/13: United Kingdom Accreditation Service (non Executive Directorship), The LankellyChase Foundation (Chair), Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (Chair Ethics Committee), the State Honours Committee (member), General Medical Council (council member), vice president Hospiscare.
Sir Robin Nicholson FRS FREng
Lay member since 2005.
Former Professor of Metallurgy, Chief Scientific Adviser to Cabinet Office, Director, Pilkington plc, Rolls-Royce plc, BP plc, Fellow of The Royal Society and former member of Council, Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering and former member of Council, Foreign Member of the National Academy of Engineering (USA), Founder Member of Academia Europaea, former President of Institute of Materials. Lay lead for Research.
Register of Members' Interests 2012/13: University of Exeter in Cornwall Ltd (non-Executive Director); Exeter Science Park Ltd (non-Executive Director).
Lay member since 2007.
Exeter graduate and currently Partner in the Exeter office of Bond Pearce LLP, specialising in employment law and student-related matters. her main areas of expertise are in relation to disability discrimination, occupational health and health and safety in the context of employment. She has handled complex cases acting for clients in the further and higher education sectors. She is Lay Lead for Equality and Diversity, and Human Resources.
Register of Members' Interests 2012/13: Veale Wasborough Vizards (Partner).
Lay member from Augvust 2007-July 2010, returning 1 August 2012
Sally Wilcox worked for BT for more than 30 years across a range of disciplines and through many organisational changes. In 1989, Sally was selected as one of twelve women on a "Women in Engineering" programme to undertake a four year, full time degree course at what is now the University of Plymouth. In BT Government she held a range of executive positions including an 18-month secondment to the Department of Work and Pensions to help develop their customer contact strategy. She has also led a number of major IT projects within central government and the justice and police sectors. As director for BT Central Government she developed partnerships with clients and suppliers to deliver innovative solutions for mutual benefit. Her last role in BT was as Regional Director for the South West of England where she led the regional board to deliver key broadband and community projects supporting the local economy. Sally has recently completed a Masters in Social and Organisational Psychology at the University of Exeter. She is an active Rotarian and has been selected to lead a Group Study Exchange taking place in May 2013. This exchange has a theme of peace and conflict resolution and takes a team of young professionals from Devon to South Korea to advance understanding between nations. Throughout her career, Sally has remained a resident in the South West.
Register of Members' Interests 2012/13: University of Plymouth (Honorary Doctorate).
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