Governance and Policy

Our Governors represent a cross-section of the creative, educational, media, business and financial sectors. The skills and experience our Governors bring is invaluable to the College.

In this section you can explore the college’s information regarding our governance and policy. Please use the left-hand links to find out more about being a Governor, our key policies and our most recent Board and sub-committee meetings.

Board and Committee dates 2020-2021

The Board also includes Governors who represent staff and students.

Our Board of Governors:

Members of Committees:

Audit Committee

Mike Rookes (Chair)
Joe Hedges
Graham Briscoe (Co-opted Member)
Emma Lewis (Co-opted Member)
Kay Sandford-Beal

Search and Governance Committee

Tim Newsholme (Chair)
Abigail Appleton
Professor Robin Baker
Mervyn Jones
Katie Seekings

Finance and General Purposes Committee

Abigail Appleton
Professor Robin Baker
Mervyn Jones
Scott Rolfe
Peta Darnley
Clive Hodgeman

Academic Quality and Standards (FE) Committee

John Nicol (Chair)
Abigail Appleton
Katie Seekings
Kate Murrie (Co-opted)
Ellie Arbuthnott

Academic Quality and Standards (HE) Committee

Katie Seekings (Chair)
Abigail Appleton
Tim Newsholme
Mike Rookes
Hannah Jones
Jordan Knight

The Board of Governors has adopted the AoC Code of Good Governance.

If you would like any specific information relating to governance arrangements at Hereford College of Arts please contact Linda Watkins, Clerk to the Governors, by telephone on 01432 379351, or by emailing