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



Jonathan Smith

GSU Officer


Mayo Femi-Obalemo

GSU Officer


Bilal Ijaz

GSU Officer

Student Trustees



Tanvir Tayab

Start date: 11/19


Alexandra Opra-Dorobantu

Start date: 11/18


Zoya Ahmed

Start date: 11/18


Oghenero Ologide 

Start date: 11/19

External Trustees



Liz Jones (Chair)

Start date: 28/01/14

I recently retired as 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.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.



Start date: xx/xx/xx



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