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Register of interests

Birkbeck publishes a register of interests for its senior staff and governors in the interests of transparency.



  • David Latchman
    • Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation (Chair - current)
    • Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Philanthropic Foundation (Trustee - current)
    • London Higher (Trustee - current)
    • Lifelong Learning Commission (Commissioner)

Deputy Vice-Chancellor

  • Matthew Innes: None

Chair and Deputy Chair of Governors

  • Andrew Cahn
    • Institute for Government (Trustee - current)
    • Gatsby Charitable Foundation (Trustee - current)
    • WWF UK (Chair)
    • Arvon Foundation (Trustee)
    • Bedales School (Governor)
  • Simon Davis
    • Royal College of Surgeons of England (Lay Trustee - current)

Academic Board Governors

  • Stephen Frosh (Professor of Psychology)
    • Yeladenu Preschool (Trustee - current)
    • Eden Primary Trust (Trustee - to Sept 2022)
  • Elena Loizidou (Reader in Law and Political Theory): None

Academic Staff Governors

  • Carolyn Burdett (Senior Lecturer, Department of English, Theatre and Creative Writing): None
  • Ashok Kumar (Senior Lecturer, Department of Management): None

Staff Governor

  • Wendy James (Admissions and Student Records Manager): None

Independent Governors

  • Robert Allison
    • West Sussex, Learning Links (Trustee - current)
    • Lodge Hill Trust (Trustee - current)
  • Nana Banton: None
  • Gillian Broadley:
    • Battersea Choral Society (Trustee and Treasurer)
  • Andrew Kemp
    • Godstowe Preparatory School (Chair)
    • The Berkeley Group Holdings plc (Non-executive Director)
  • Cynthia Leslie
    • Channing School Highgate (Chair - current)
    • Gardeners' Royal Benevolent Society (Non-executive Director - current)
    • Ofqual (Board member - current)
    • Royal College of Psychiatrists (Non-executive Director - current)
    • Surrey Hills International Music Festival (Non-executive Director - current)
    • University of Bristol Students' Union (Non-executive Director)
  • Rachel Neaman: None
  • Daniel Peltz
    • London Freeholds plc (Chief Executive and Managing Director)
    • MiSST (Trustee - current)
    • Tutoring to Thrive (Trustee - current)
    • Warburg Institute Charitable Trust (Trustee - current) 
    • The National Gallery Foundation Trust (Trustee - current)
    • MCC Heritage and Collections (Committee Member - current)
    • The Foundation of Jewish Heritage (Trustee - current)
    • Anna Freud Centre (Trustee and Treasurer - current)
    • King's College Campaign (Board Member - current)
    • Israel Institute of Technology (Governor - current)
    • Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University of Oxford (Governor - current)
    • Executive Committee of Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies (Member - current)
    • London Boys' School Bursary Trust (Trustee - current)
    • Institute of Jewish Studies, University College of London (Trustee and Treasurer - current)
    • Education Panel for Wolfson Foundation (Member - current)
  • Duncan Sankey: None
  • Andreas Utermann
    • Utermann Charitable Trust (Trustee - current)
    • FT Financial Literacy and Inclusion Campaign (Trustee - current)

Student members

  • Jose Pedro Malheiro
    • Birkbeck Students' Union (Officer Trustee - current to July 2022)
    • PwC (Summer Intern - starts summer 2022)
  • Naomi Smith (student and staff member)
    • Birkbeck Students' Union Officer (Trustee - current to June 2022)
    • Birkbeck Students' Union (Company Director)
    • University and College Union (Member - current)

Alumnus Governor

  • Odessa Hamilton
    • Trinity Church, Harrow (Trustee - current)

External member

  • Kim Duong
    • Mary Ward Settlement (Treasurer - current)
    • Home-Start Lambeth (Treasurer)
  • Peter Zinkin
    • United Synagogue (Vice-President - current)

Internal staff members

  • Robert Atkinson (Director of Library Services): None
  • Katharine Bock (Deputy College Secretary Governance): None
  • Matthew Davies (Executive Dean - Social Sciences, History and Philosophy)
    • London Journal Trust (Trustee)
    • British Record Society (Trustee)
    • Mariners Court Residents' Association Ltd (Director)
  • Richard Evemy (Director of Strategic Projects): None
  • Eileen Harvey (Director of Human Resources): None
  • Lynn Grimes (Director of Marketing and External Relations)
    • E Ivor Hughes Foundation, Buckingham Preparatory School (Chair)
  • Keith Harrison (College Secretary and Clerk to the Governors): None
  • Nick Head (Director of Planning): None
  • Diane Houston (Pro Vice-Chancellor Education)
    • University of Kent (Honorary Professor)
    • Group Performance Ltd (Director and shareholder)
  • Kevin Ibeh (Professor of Marketing and International Business, and Pro Vice-Chancellor International)
    • Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, UK (Commissioner)
    • Oaklands College Corporate (Corporation member/Non-executive director)
    • European International Business Academy Board, Brussels (Board member/UK representative)
  • Nicholas Katona (Director of Development and Alumni)
    • Council for Advancement and Support of Education (Cabinet member, UK and Ireland) 
  • Fraser Keir (Academic Registrar)
    • Abertay University (Member of Court)
  • Joanne Leal (Executive Dean - Arts): None
  • Caroline McDonald (Director of Access and Engagement): None
  • Eddie Bruce-Jones (Executive Dean - Law): None
  • Megan J Reeves (Deputy College Secretary - Operations)
    • Queensdown Limited (Director and Company Secretary Shareholder)
  • James G Smith (Chief Information Officer)
    • UCISA (Trustee Director)
    • UCISA (Corporate Information Systems Group Chair)
  • Julian Swann (Pro Vice-Chancellor Research): None
  • Geoff Walters (Executive Dean - Business, Economics and Informatics)
    • GWRT Consulting Ltd (Director)
  • Keith Willett (Director of Finance): None
  • Hazel Willis (Executive Dean - Science): None
  • Jo Winning (Professor of Modern Literature and Critical Theory, and College Dean)
    • Royal College of Psychiatrists (Lay Academic Member, Exams sub-committee)
    • Association for Medical Humanities (Vice-President) 
  • Daniel Xuereb (Director of Estates): None

Data about the interests of the spouses of Governors and senior staff, and the paid/unpaid nature of nominated interest roles, is available on request from the .