Trustee Board


The Union has a Trustee Board consisting of 13 Trustees: four Full-time Officers, four students, four 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.

 

Officer Trustees

 

 

Henry Setter

President

 

Jonathan Smith

GSU Officer

 

Mayo Femi-Obalemo

GSU Officer

 

Bilal Ijaz

GSU Officer

Student Trustees

 

 

Vacant

Start date: XX/XX

 

Alexandra Opra-Dorobantu

Start date: 11/18

 

Zoya Ahmed

Start date: 11/18

 

Vacant

Start date: XX/XX

External Trustees

 

 

Liz Jones (Chair)

Start date: 28/01/14

I am the Executive Headteacher of Abbey Manor College in Lewisham, which is 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. Being a trustee is both interesting and challenging and gives me a unique insight into Higher Education. I live in East Ham with my husband and two cats.

 

Vacant 

Start date: xx/xx/xx

TBC

 

Nick Hopwood

Start date: 22/3/16

I currently work for the University of Sheffield as Head of Performance Venues, leading a team that manage and develop performance, conference and event spaces across the campus, for both internal and external use. Prior to this, I’ve always worked within the not-for-profit sector, primarily in live music, the arts and arts education. Recent roles at the Roundhouse in Camden and The Lowry in Manchester have focussed on commercial operations and trading, specifically bars, restaurants and retail, as well as events management. My role at Sheffield involves a very close working relationship with the Students’ Union there and this triggered my interest in the important role Unions undertake around Student support and representation.

 

Zohra Hamidi

Start date: 23/07/19

Zohra Hamidi is the Finance Manager at UCL.
 

 

 

University Trustee

 

 

Paul Butler

Start date: 26/01/16