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Key Charitable Information


a) Legal name and address

The legal name and full correspondence address of the University of Exeter is:

Northcote House
The Queens Drive
United Kingdom

b) Legal status of the University

The University is an independent corporation, whose legal status derives from a Royal Charter granted in 1955. Its objects, powers and framework of governance are set out in the Charter and its supporting Statutes, and approved by the Privy Council. The University is also an exempt charity within the meaning of the Charities Act 2006.

Company No. RC000653
Company Incorporated by Royal Charter (England/Wales) - see Charter and Statutes.
Exempt Charity Reference No. X9538

Changes to the Charter and Statutes

With the approval of Council and Senate the University submitted requests to the Privy Council to make revisions to its Charter and Statutes - the amendments were allowed on 17th April 2017, 7th November 2012, 10th January 2012, 1st September 2010 and 16th August 2010. All of these changes are incorporated in the version available above.

c) Membership of Council (Trustees)

– as at 1 August 2021:

Sarah J Turvill (2021) (Chair)
Professor Lisa Roberts
Professor Janice M Kay CBE (2024)
Professor Mark Goodwin (2023)
Richard Atkins CBE (2023)
Jo Binding (2022)
Gerry Brown (2022)
Sarah Buck OBE (2022)
Nicholas Cheffings (2022)
Cara Chittenden (2021)
Graham Cole CBE (2023)
Barrie Cooper (2024)
Professor Alex Gerbasi (2023)
Andrew Greenway (2022)
Salam Katbi (2021)
Professor Caroline MacEwen (2022)
Lily Margaroli (2022)
Amoetsoe Mkwena (2023)
Stevie Preece (2022)
Alison Reed (2022)
Gareth Stansfield (2022)
Tina Verhaeghe (2024)
Glenn Woodcock (2024)

The Council (trustees) is the governing body of the University - current membership, biographies and registered interests can be found on the Council pages.

d) Financial Statements

The University’s year end is 31st July. The latest financial statements, together with preceding years, can be found on the University’s Finance website.