Board and Committees

UKCISA is run by a Board of Trustees, to which two committees report. Committee members are mainly representatives of member organisations and sector bodies. We rely on active participation of members of the Board and committees to create an informed debate around policy issues and we encourage experienced staff in a range of roles from all sectors to put themselves forward for election or co-option. (Vacancies are usually announced in May in our e-news to members.)

Our Board of Trustees consists of

  • nine elected members
  • six members co-opted by the Board to ensure an appropriate balance of skills, interest groups and expertise
  • The Chair of the Board and the Honorary Treasurer

Several sector and representative bodies have observer status to ensure close collaboration with bodies with similar aims and interests and key stakeholders

The Board, Finance and General Purposes (F+GP) and the Service and Representation (S+R) committees meet two to four times each year to agree overall strategy, financial and staffing issues and UKCISA's position on key aspects of government, sector and membership policy.

President

Lord Karan Bilimoria, CBE, DL
Lord Bilimoria, who became UKCISA’s President in 2015, is the founder of Cobra Beer, Chairman of the Cobra Beer Partnership Limited and of Molson Coors Cobra India, both joint ventures with the global brewing company, Molson Coors.

He is the Founding Chairman of the UK India Business Council, a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London, a former Chancellor of Thames Valley University (now the University of West London), Chancellor of the University of Birmingham and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Judge Business School, Cambridge.  He was himself an international student coming to the UK on a scholarship for a diploma in accounting at what is now London Metropolitan University and then graduated in law from Cambridge.

In 2004 Karan was appointed a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for services to business and entrepreneurship, and in 2006 he was appointed an Independent Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords and created Baron Bilimoria of Chelsea in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Amongst a range of other roles and responsibilities he is also now co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on International Students.

Chair of our Board

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Professor Koen Lamberts
Professor Koen Lamberts is President and Vice-Chancellor of University of Sheffield. He was previously Vice-Chancellor & President of the University of York. He is also Chair of the Board of Trustees at UCAS, Chair of the N8 Research Partnership and Chair of the Employers Pension Forum for Higher Education. He is a Board Member of The Russell Group, the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership, the Outward Mobility Strategy Board, Universities and Colleges Employers Association, the White Rose University Consortium, the Worldwide Universities Network and Yorkshire Universities. 

Originally from Belgium, he has worked in the USA and then at Universities of Birmingham and Warwick (where he was Pro Vice-Chancellor and later Deputy Vice-Chancellor), Prof Lamberts has a particular interest in international links in general and international student issues.

Board of Trustees

 

  • Prof Koen Lamberts, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Sheffield (Chair)
  • Alan Mackay, Deputy Vice Principal International, Director Edinburgh Global, University of Edinburgh (Honorary Treasurer)
  • Mark Allen, International Director, East Sussex College Group
  • Lynsey Bendon, Assistant Director (Operations and Student Experience), University of Sunderland
  • Hannah Brian, Deputy Chief Executive (Student Engagement), Leeds University Union
  • Emma Gwynnett-Davies, Manager, International@CampusLife, Swansea University
  • Eva Crossan Jory, NUS Vice President Welfare, National Union of Students
  • Prof Nora de Leeuw, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences, University of Leeds
  • Lizzie Huckle, Head of International Student Support, Imperial College London
  • Ross Porter, Head of International Compliance and Advice, University of Greenwich
  • Alex Proudfoot, Chief Executive, Independent Higher Education
  • Sally Saca, Head of International Student Advice Team, Oxford Brookes University
  • Laura Rose-Troup, Head of International, Newcastle College
  • Hamish Walker, Student Immigration Manager, Robert Gordon University

The following organisations have observer status:

  • Association of Colleges
  • Association of International Student Advisers (AISA)
  • BUILA
  • English UK
  • GuildHE
  • Immigration Compliance Network (ICN)
  • National Union of Students (NUS)
  • Universities UK

Student Advisory Group

Last modified: 11 September 2020
  • Nebu George, Bangor University (Chair)
  • Anant Rangan, University of Birmingham (Vice-Chair)
  • Daniel Haid, Sheffield Hallam University (Vice-Chair)
  • Parvathy Ramesh, University of Glasgow
  • Michelle Jideofor, University of Bristol
  • Khoa Nguyen, University of Leeds
  • Katie Crabtree, Leeds Trinity University
  • Abdullah Umar Zulaidi, Newcastle University
  • Adetoun Adebayo, University of Nottingham
  • Yunyan Li, University of Bristol

Services & Representation Committee

  • Lizzie Huckle, Head of International Student Support, Imperial College London (Chair)
  • Mervyn Adams, International Compliance Manager, City of Glasgow College
  • Sarah Cooper, Careers Consultant, University of Bristol
  • Kate Dodd, independent HE consultant
  • Alex Proudfoot, Chief Executive, Study UK
  • Laura Rose-Troup, Head of International, NCG

Observer status:

  • Alan Mackay, Deputy Vice Principal International, Director Edinburgh Global, University of Edinburgh

ex officio:

  • Prof Koen Lamberts, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Sheffield

Finance and General Purposes Committee

  • Alan Mackay, Deputy Vice Principal International, Director Edinburgh Global, University of Edinburgh (Chair)
  • Lynsey Bendon, Assistant Director (Operations and Student Experience), University of Sunderland
  • Hannah Brian, Deputy Chief Executive (Student Engagement), Leeds University Union
  • Ross Porter, Head of International Compliance and Advice, University of Greenwich
  • Paul Rossi, Head of Student Advice & Safeguarding Support, University of the Arts London
  • Keith Stephenson, Director of Finance & Operations, Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing

Observer status:

  • Lizzie Huckle, Head of International Student Support, Imperial College London

ex officio:

  • Prof Koen Lamberts, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Sheffield

Annual report

Annual Review

Download the Annual Review 2019-20

Annual report and summarised accounts

Download the Annual report and accounts year ended 31 March 2019

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