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Register of Interests of Vice-Chancellor’s Team 2018/2019

This register is maintained by the Senior Executive Officer

In order to ensure proper conduct of public business and in line with Freedom of Information Act Institutions are required to maintain and make publicly available a register of interests of all members of the Vice-Chancellor’s Executive Team (VCET). On an annual basis the VCET are invited to declare any interests which might conflict with the interests of the University or which they otherwise wish to declare. This register includes declarations received up to 30th September 2018.

NameInterest declared
Professor Maria Hinfelaar


Directorships/Partner/Professional Partnerships/Partnership in Business of Companies: – Subsidiary companies of the University – Glyndŵr Innovations Ltd; GU London & North Wales Science;

Spouse: PerlaCasa Ltd, Ennis Road, Limerick, Ireland.

Trusteeships or Participation in the Management of Charities and other Voluntary Bodies: Spouse: Hartlepool United Football Club.

Public Appointments: Universities Wales (VC Group); Quality Assurance Agency (QAA); Universities UK; North Wales Economic Ambition Board; Abertay University Court; Mersey Dee Alliance Board.

Membership of Professional Bodies & Trade or other Associations: Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Professor Claire Taylor

Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Consultancies: InstitutionalExaminer,London South Bank University.

Public Appointments: Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) -Academic Assessor,Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF); (HEFCE) - Student Information Advisory Group (SIAG) NSS Sub Group; Higher Education Funding Council Wales (HEFCW) - Student Opportunity and Achievement Committee Member.

Membership of Professional Bodies & Trade or other Associations: Principal Fellow, Higher Education Academy (PFHEA); Fellow, Staff and Educational Development Association (FSEDA); Life Fellow, Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln; Member, Universities Wales Learning and Teaching Advisory Group (LTAG); Editorial Committee Member, Educational Developments (SEDA Journal); Advisory Board Member, National Network for Excellence in Science and Technology.

Lynda Powell

Director of Operations

Paid Employment: Spouse: Facilities Manager at Glyndŵr University Northop Campus

Directorships/Professional Partnerships/Partnership in Business Companies: Subsidiary companies of the University – Director of Glyndŵr Innovations Ltd; Director of North Wales Science; Director of Optic Glyndŵr Ltd.

Elected Office or Other Political Activity: Ben Powell (Step Son) Local Labour Councillor for Blacon (Chester & Cheshire West).

Membership of Professional Bodies & Trade or other Associations: Institute of Hospitality.

David Elcock

Director of Finance


Significant Shareholders: Public Sector Consultants Ltd.

Membership of Professional Bodies & Trade or other Associations: Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA); Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountants (CIPFA);

Spouse: Healthcare Professionals Council (HPC).

Peter Gibbs

Director of Human Resources

Trusteeships/Participation in the Management of Charities and other Voluntary Bodies: Board Member and Chair of HR Committee for Creative Support, Business and Registered Charity in the Social/Mental Health Care/Housing Sector.

Member of the Executive Committee of the Universities Human Resources Association (UHR).

Member of Professional Bodies and Trade or other Associations: Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Dr Aulay Mackenzie

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Partnerships (UK and International)

Self-Employment: Mackenzie Consulting & Analytics Ltd – Higher Education Consultancy.

Directorships/Professional Partnerships/Partnerships in Business of Companies: Council of Validating Universities; Retinent Ltd; Old Wivenhoe Quay Estate Management Company Ltd.

Significant Shareholders: Retinent Ltd.

Trusteeships or Partnership in the Management of Charities and Other Voluntary Bodies: Council of Validating Universities; British Accreditation Council.

Membership of Professional Bodies and Trade or Other Associations: British Ecological Society.