Division of General Counsel, Governance and Compliance

Governance and Compliance

The Governance team provides Secretariat support for the University’s key governance committees including Council, its overarching governing body and Senate, which oversees all academic matters of the University. 

General Counsel and Director of Governance & Compliance, Laila El Baradei, holds the position of Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO). The Chief Digital Transformation Officer, Jason Oliver holds the position of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the University. You can contact either Laila or Jason directly by email for any relevant queries: L.ElBaradei@sussex.ac.uk or Jason.Oliver@sussex.ac.uk.

The broader team also supports the work of the General Counsel and Director of Governance and Compliance with her compliance portfolio to ensure that the University continues to comply with a broad range of legal, regulatory and statutory requirements.

Please see below for Governance and Compliance resources and key contacts:

For information on compliance with national security-related legislation, please visit the following webpages:

  • Export Controls (coming soon)

  • National Security & Investment Act (coming soon)

  • Sanctions (coming soon)

  • Trusted Research (coming soon)

Sally Priddle - Head of Governance Services


Louise Spenceley - Senior Manager, Governance & Compliance 


Ben Toogood - Senior Manager, Risk and Resilience


Please also see here for more information about risk and resilience matters.

Lisa Glandfield - Governance & Compliance Manager


 Chloe Ratcliffe Schofield - Governance & Compliance Assistant Manager / Export Controls Manager


Bigem Aksel - Senior Divisional Administrator


Anesu Manase & Evie Kilpatrick - Governance Graduate Associates





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