UCU members at the University of Leeds elect a committee to run union affairs in between the all-member general meetings. (General meetings of all members are the primary decision making mechanism locally, committee meetings are the secondary one.) Election is for one year from 1 August. The committee can appoint up to four additional committee members.

Committee members elected for the term of office 1 August 2021 to 31 July 2022 are:

Committee officers

President: Chloe Wallace
Vice-president: Aisha Walker
Immediate past president: September to December: Ben Plumpton; December to August: Vicky Blake
Treasurer: Alaric Hall
Honorary secretary: Tim Goodall
Membership officer: Jane Holgate
Equality officers: September to December: Ben Plumpton and Megan Povey (job share); vacancy
Campaigns officer: Lesley McGorrigan*
Health and safety officer: Neil Maughan
Anti-casualisation officers: Joanne Armitage and Xanthe Whittaker (job share)

Committee members

Brendon Nicholls
Helen Coskeran
Hugh Hubbard
Jennifer Fletcher
Kevin Critchley
Lata Narayanaswamy
Laura Loyola Hernandez
Mark Taylor-Batty
Mette Wiggen
Paul Steenson
Rachel Walls
Ruth Holliday*
Simon Moore
Stephen Muir
Vicky Blake*

We elect a new committee each year at or after the Annual General Meeting. Find out more at standing for election to the UCU branch committee.

(*Lesley, Ruth and Vicky are members of the branch committee automatically because of the national UCU roles they are elected to, and, additionally, Lesley is elected by the members of the branch as campaigns officer.)

This page was last updated on 17 May 2022