The Board of Trustees oversees the running of the Students’ Union. Our trustees are legally responsible for ensuring that everything we do is in the best interests of our students, that we comply with charity law and also sign off our Strategic Plan to make sure we’re heading in the right direction.
The board meets five times a year and is responsible for directing the affairs of the Students’ Union. To ensure we are solvent, well run and deliver our objectives the board is made up of a mix of five full-time officers, lay trustees and student trustees.
Paul has worked as Trust Secretary for Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust since 2009, with responsibility for corporate governance, communications and membership engagement. In 2016 he was appointed as Director of Corporate Affairs with additional responsibilities for patient experience, stakeholder engagement and volunteering across the Trust.
Prior to that he held a number of policy roles in various Government Departments in London and Leeds.
Some years ago he completed a post graduate Diploma in Management Studies studying at the Headingley Campus and more recently has been part of the NHS Nye Bevan Leadership Programme.
He believes that university life can provide opportunities to develop a broader set of skills and experiences and a vibrant Students’ Union is an integral part of this. Married with three teenage children, he is an avid cricket supporter.
Andrew is a Lay Trustee and also a member of the Audit, Finance and HR Committee.
Graduating from The University of Warwick with a degree in Film & Literature, Andrew went on to hold positions at Kings College London and The University of Sheffield before moving into the marketing and events industry.
Andrew is a Director of Hopper Events, an events agency based in Sheffield, working with clients such as the BBC, Hull City Of Culture and Radio 1 Academy.
Outside of work, Andrew collects vinyl records, enjoys real ale and walking in the Dales.
Eleanor is Head of Policy and Planning at Leeds College of Music.
She is responsible for senior leadership of institutional policy and governance, strategic planning, student numbers planning, risk management, audit, information governance and liaison with the Students' Union.
Eleanor is a member of the Association of University Administrators and a student member of ICSA: The Governance Institute, and she is currently completing an MA Education (Leadership and Management) at the University of Derby.
Padma is a Senior Associate solicitor at a national law firm. She is based in their Leeds office and specialises in employment and corporate immigration law.
Padma has a wealth of experience in assisting organisations with employment related matters. She advises on day-to-day compliance issues, the implementation of operational policies and the resolution of employment disputes. She also provides strategic advice for businesses growth, restructuring and harmonisation.
Padma believes that a dynamic Students' Union is an key and valuable part of a student’s university experience. She is passionate about supporting LBSU to continue to develop for the benefit of all of its members. Padma encourages people to get involved and to be creative in achieving positive outcomes. Within her own firm, Padma is a "Great Place To Work Champion" and also heads up an initiative to support and promote females in the legal industry.
Debbie is Head of Employer Engagement at Leeds Beckett University joining four years ago to lead a team supporting the University’s agenda on employability.
After a career in recruitment Debbie has been in the HE sector for just over 10 years starting as a Careers Adviser at the University of Bradford and has worked across careers, placement management and employer engagement.
Charlie is Union Affairs Officer for the Students' Union, elected by the student body in March 2019, and also a Trustee on the Board.
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Sherry is Education Officer for the Students' Union, elected by the student body in March 2019, and also a Trustee on the Board.
For more info about Sherry click here.
Jess is Welfare & Community Officer for the Students' Union, elected by the student body in March 2019, and also a Trustee on the Board.
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Barbara is Activities & Events Officer for the Students' Union, elected by the student body in March 2019, and also a Trustee on the Board. For more info about Barbara click here.
Ahmed is Equality & Diversity Officer for the Students' Union, elected by the student body in March 2019, and also a Trustee on the Board. For more info about Ahmed click here.