Our Governance

Overseeing the organisation is a Board of Trustees, which is responsible for ensuring that the University of Northampton Students’ Union complies with the law, with its own stated objects, and with the policies agreed by its democratic structures. 

The Trustee Board is also responsible for safeguarding the financial stability, good name, culture and ethos of the Union, and actively contributes to developing the strategic direction of the organisation.

The Board meets at least 4 times a year, with Sub-Committees meeting at regular intervals as appropriate. The Board of Trustees consists of 12 persons and comprises the following:

Elected Executive Officers (3):
  • Rafael Garcia-Krailing, President 2017 - 18
  • David Lewis, Vice President Union Development 2017 - 18
  • Danjie Zhong, Vice President Education 2017 - 18
Elected Student Trustees (3):
  • Artemis Artemiou 
  • Rebecca Chapman
  • John Laithwaite
Alumni Trustees (3):
  • Jevon Corbett
  • Matthew Storr
  • Inderjeet Nagra
External Trustees (3):
  • Richard Aveling
  • Graham Gannaway
  • Wray Irwin

The Board is also advised by the Chief Executive Officer of the Union and the Senior Management Team.

Committees of the Boards

In addition to the main board meeting, members of the Trustee Board additionally meet in the following committees:

  • HR & Renumeration
  • Finance