Division of General Counsel, Governance and Compliance


The Governance Office coordinates a number of committees to ensure institutional business is handled efficiently and in accordance with the Statutes and Regulations of the University.

For a general overview of the structure of the University's senior committees, refer to the Organisation of the University. The full and official statement of the approved terms of reference, composition and reporting lines of University committees and officerships is set out in the Organisation of the University.

Please refer to the Committee timetable for information on when committees are scheduled throughout the current academic year. Details of the membership, meeting dates and papers of University Committees are published and can be accessed via Sussex Direct.

Please use the Committee Cover Template (updated March 2023) for Committee papers.

Refer to this link for information on Committees management.

The following committees are currently handled by the division:

Key governance committeesSecretary/Contact
Audit and Risk Committee (of Council) Sally Priddle 
Capital Programmes Committee Julie Hamilton
Chairs' Committee Sally Priddle 
Council Sally Priddle
Executive Liaison Group Helen Curtis  
Strategic Performance and Resources Committee (of Council) Sally Priddle
Student Experience Committee Denise Cooper
Honorary Degrees Committee Zoe Varney Burch 
Remuneration Committee (A) - VC Pay

Matthew Naish

Remuneration Committee (B) - Staff Pay

Matthew Naish


Sally Priddle 

University Executive Group (UEG) James Bluring
University Leadership Team (ULT) James Bluring