Chair of the Board of Governors
Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University is aspiring to be internationally renowned as the UK’s foremost digital University. The last few years has seen the University grow from strength to strength delivering to an ambitious and inspirational agenda which is positioning the University as a technology-driven and connected institution, which will continue to play a leading role in supporting the regional agenda and promoting enterprise and innovation.

Our current Chair, David Gage, reaches the end of his tenure this Summer 2019 and we are seeking to appoint his successor to help us achieve our ambitious agenda and distinctive vision.

The Board is the overarching governing body of the University with full responsibility for its strategy and direction. The Chair will provide strong leadership, harnessing and maximising the contribution of fellow Governors to ensure the Board can effectively support, challenge, scrutinise and promote the mission of the University.

We are looking for a successful strategic leader with high levels of personal and professional credibility, commercial acumen, personal networks and proven experience in operating at Board level, ideally as a non-executive. The successful candidate will be an effective Chair and have an appreciation of good governance; the ability to engage with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and be a highly effective ambassador for the University. A genuine commitment to the higher education sector and an interest in new technologies will also be key for this role.

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