NEC meeting

National executive committee

The national executive committee, or NEC, is responsible for conducting the union's business between congress meetings.

Elected by UCU members, the NEC includes HE and FE members, some of whom are elected regionally, some on a UK-wide basis, plus equality seats and officers of the union.

General secretary's report of the NEC meeting held on 23 June 2017 [148kb]

NEC members 2017-18                  

Elected positionName and institution
PresidentJoanna de Groot
University of York
President electVicky Knight
The Manchester College
Vice presidentDouglas Chalmers
Glasgow Caledonian University
Immediate Past PresidentRob Goodfellow
Hull College
Honorary treasurerSteve Sangwine
University of Essex
FE - London and eastJulia Roberts
Lambeth College
FE - London and eastSean Vernell
City & Islington College
HE - London and eastSarah Brown
Anglia Ruskin University
HE - London and eastRachel Cohen
City University London
HE - London and eastSean Wallis
University College London
HE - London and eastAmanda Williams
University of East Anglia
FE - MidlandsRhiannon Lockley
Halesown College
FE - MidlandsJohn Paul Sullivan
Warwickshire College Group
HE - MidlandsJustine Mercer
University of Warwick
HE - MidlandsDavid Ridley
Coventry University
FE - North EastMark Dunkerley
Bradford College
HE - North EastJeff Fowler
University of Sunderland
HE - North EastJoan Harvey
Newcastle University
HE - North EastTerry Murphy
Teesside University
FE - North Westunfilled
HE - North WestPat Hornby Atkinson
Edge Hill University
HE - North WestAdam Ozanne
University of Manchester
FE - Northern IrelandDavid Limb
North West Regional College
HE - Northern IrelandRenee Prendergast
Queen's University Blefast
HE - Scotland
(Honorary secretary UCU Scotland)
HE - Scotland
(President UCU Scotland)
Ann Gow
University of Glasgow
FE - SouthAlison Chapman
City College Plymouth
FE - SouthJustin Wynne
Sussex Coast College Hastings
HE - SouthPauline Collins
Open University
HE - SouthLesley Kane
Open University
HE - SouthDenis Nicole
University of Southampton
FE - Wales
(Vice President UCU Wales)
Chris Jones
Neath Port Talbot Group
HE - Wales
(President UCU Wales)
Chris Whyley
Swansea University
FE UK-electedMandy Brown
Lambeth College
FE UK-electedAnya Cook
Newcastle College
FE UK-electedMargot Hill
Croydon College
FE UK-electedJenny Prideaux
Sheffield College
FE UK-electedMel Stouph
Hull ACE
HE UK-electedDave Anderson
University of Glasgow
HE UK-electedVicky Blake
University of Leeds
HE UK-electedJulia Chartlon
Northumbria University
HE UK-electedJimmy Donaghey
University of Warwick
HE UK-electedPaul Errington
Teesside University
HE UK-electedJulie Hearn
Lancaster University
HE UK-electedCarlo Morelli
University of Dundee
HE UK-elected
Lesley McGorrigan
University of Leeds
Equality - blackDave Muritu
Sandwell College
Equality - blackNita Sanghera
Bournville College
Equality - disabled (FE)Elane Heffernan
Hackney Community College
Equality - disabled (HE)Emma-Jane Phillips
Northumbria University
Equality - LGBT (FE)Steve Boyce
PeoplePlus Prison Education
Equality - LGBT (HE)Ryan Prout
Cardiff University
Equality - women FECarolyn Campbell
Trafford College
Equality - women FEElaine White
Bradford College
Equality - women in HESue Abbott
University of Newcastle
Equality - women in HE
Ariane Bogain
Northumbria University
Equality - women in HEVictoria Showunmi
UCL (Institute of Education)
Rep casually employed members (FE)Amy Jowett
Hackney ACE
Rep casually employed members (HE)Christina Paine
London Metropolitan University
Rep land-based education membersunfilled
Rep prison education membersBrian Hamilton
Novus Prison Education

Meeting dates:

  • 17 November 2017
  • 16 March 2018
  • 4 May 2018
  • 22 June 2018 
Last updated: 15 September 2017