Our governance structures ensure that we are accountable to our stakeholders. They also provide opportunities for ongoing dialogue and development in relation to our mission to support the sector in providing the best possible learning experience for all students.

We are a registered company (04931031), limited by guarantee, and also a registered charity in England and Wales (1101607). We are owned by Universities UK (UUK) and GuildHE.

Board of Directors

The business of the Academy is managed by the Board of Directors. The Board has direct responsibility for the following matters:

  • approval of the annual estimates of income and expenditure
  • approval of the annual business plan and the key objectives of the Academy ensuring the solvency of the Academy and safeguarding its assets
  • ensuring the continued charitable status of the Academy
    the appointment and dismissal of the Chief Executive
  • As a body entrusted with public funds, the Board must fulfil the highest standards of corporate governance.
  • Directors agree to observe the Seven Principles of Public Life as drawn up by the Committee on Standards in Public Life.
  • A register of interests of Board Directors, observers and senior officers is kept by the Company Secretary.

The Board also has four Committees to which it delegates certain functions. These include:

  • Finance and General Purposes Committee
  • Audit Committee
  • Nominations Committee
  • Remuneration Committee