As the governing body of the University, the Council is responsible for:
- The management and administration of the whole revenue and property of the University
- The conduct of all affairs of the University
- All such other powers and duties as may be conferred upon on it by Statute or Ordinance
The Statement of Primary Responsibilities sets out what the Council does and provides information about effectiveness and performance review. The Council comprises thirteen lay members and nine non-lay members.
A comprehensive list of the duties and powers of the Council can be found in the University Charter.
Barry Dodd CBE, Her Majesty's Lord- Lieutenant of North Yorkshire
Chair of Council and Pro-Chancellor
Professor Glenn Burgess
Acting Vice-Chancellor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs)
Chief Finance Officer
Sir Paul Grant
Dr Keith Hopkins
Pro-Chancellor and Lay Member
Lady Carolyn Roberts
Professor Steve Kelly
Senate Member (Dean)
Professor Alastair Borthwick
Senate Member (Head of School)
Professor Mark Lorch
Member appointed by non academic staff
Registration of Interests
University employees and lay members of Council have a responsibility to respect and promote the financial and other interests of the University, with due regard to academic freedom.
There is a general duty on all members of staff and lay members of the University to disclose at the earliest possible stage any financial or other interest they may have in any transaction, or proposed transaction, between the University and a third party.
Code of Practice
Register of Interests