Trustee Board

The Union has a Trustee Board consisting of four Full-time Officers, four students, seven Trustees from outside the Union and University, and one University Trustee. The Full-time Officers become Trustees as part of their paid role at the Union; the others volunteer their time. Find out more about our Trustees below, and click here to read our Trustee Handbook (opens in a new tab/window).


Officer Trustees


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GSU President

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Abdul Ahad

GSU Officer

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Anuj Baral

GSU Officer

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Krishmi Karki


GSU Officer


Student Trustees


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Mohammed Ullah

Start date: September 2021


Mohammed attended the September induction session and joins us a appointed student trustee. Mohammed is currently studying a Law Degree at the University of Greenwich and is President of the Islamic Society (ISOC). He sits on the senior team at Darul Uloom London School and clerks for their governing body.
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Naa Kotey

Start date: February 2021

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Curtis Fletcher

Start date: February 2021

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Ayse Merve Güzel

Start date: February 2021


University Trustee


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Paul Butler

Start date: 26/01/16


External Trustees


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Liz Jones (Chair)

Start date: January 2014

I recently retired as the Executive Headteacher of Abbey Manor College in Lewisham, which is a specialist provision for students who have been permanently excluded from school. My career has always been in education. I have a first degree in Physiology and Pharmacology from Aston University, where I was the first woman president of the Students’ Union. Subsequently, I gained a Master’s degree and a Doctorate in Education from the Institute of Education. My thesis focused on Student Voice. I have specific skills and expertise in H.R., leadership and change management and strategic planning. Being a trustee is fascinating and challenging and gives me a unique insight into contemporary Higher Education. Being a trustee is both interesting and challenging and gives me a unique insight into Higher Education.
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Judith Baines

Start date: February 2020

I am Head of Careers and Employment at the University of Hertfordshire (UH) with18 years-experience in careers and student development services across a range of HEIs. I am also a Board Director for the Institute of Student Employers. At UH I have responsibility for implementing employability innovations to support UH’s strategic priorities, a key one being improving employment rates. This work was recognised in the TEF Gold in 2018 and me being made a Principal Fellow of the HE Academy in 2019. I am passionate about social mobility and diversity issues with a mission to enable all students, from whatever background, to make informed decisions about their futures. This role allows me to combine my interests with insights into the complexity of the workings of a Student Union and to add value where I can.
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Fiona Slaven

Start date: November 2021

Fiona will Chair the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee from January 2021. Fiona is Assistant Director, Business Support at the Marine Society and Sea Cadets. Fiona has extensive finance leadership as was the former Director of Finance at University of Arts SU and Syracuse University, London. Fiona is a trustee of the Unite Foundation who deliver a unique university accommodation scholarship for care leavers and estranged students across the UK.
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Kevin Hall

Start date: March 2021

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George Bradley

Start date: May 2021



Co-opted Board Members


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Shahidul Miah

Start date: February 2020

Shahidul is an experienced recruiter and headhunter who has worked for global companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG as well as start-up companies such as Rockpools, where he was the Partner in charge of the education practice. He set up his own consultancy, Bloomsbury Resourcing, in 2010 where he worked with clients across the education sector and wider public sector. He has maintained his interest in education since he started his career as a Lecturer in a further education college in London. He is also Vice-Chair of Governors at Mossbourne Community Academy.



Meeting minutes

See the things discussed at each Trustee Board from current and previous academic years.



Here are some documents that relate to Trustee activity and governance.