Governance Team

The University Governance Team is part of the Vice-Chancellor’s Office and is responsible for supporting the Council, the Senate, the Court (the University’s stakeholder body) and a range of non‑academic policy and management committees and the management, monitoring and development of the University’s committee infrastructure to support effective decision making.


Martin Lewis Director of Governance

Dr Martin Lewis

Director of Governance Services 


Martin joined the University in 1989 and held posts in the Admissions Office and Academic Registry before moving to the management of governance-related areas in 2003. As Director of Governance Services, he  is responsible for the Professional Services staff in the Vice-Chancellor’s Office and for its Compliance, Executive Support & Operations, Governance & Committees, and Legal Services Teams. Martin is also the Secretary to the University’s governing body, the Council, and is the University’s Administrative Secretary.

Phone: 01792 29(5345)



Anjana Choudhuri

Acting Research Compliance & Governance Manager


Anjana joined the University in September 2006 and has held posts in the College of Engineering and Planning and Strategic Projects unit prior to moving to the Vice Chancellors Office. Working alongside the Academic Lead on Research Integrity, her areas of responsibility include ensuring University’s compliance with the ‘Concordat to Support Research Integrity’ and the effective implementation and monitoring of the University’s Framework on Research Integrity: Ethics & Governance. She is the Institutional Professional Services contact for receiving allegations of research misconduct

Phone: 01792 60(2572) 




Louise Woollard

Deputy Director of Governance Services


Louise joined the University in 2004 and has particular responsibilities for the University Senate and Court, for committee management and support and for liaison with the Charity Commission.

Phone: 01792 60(2242) 



Nathalie Thomas

Governance Assistant



Nathalie is responsible for assisting the Director and Deputy Director of Governance Services with the operation and development of the governance structures of the University.

Phone: 01792 60(6742)