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.

Click here to see the complete list of our board and committee dates for 2018-19. 

The Board also includes Governors who represent staff and students.

Our Board of Governors:

Members of Committees:

Audit Committee

Mike Rookes (Chair)
Dr Elizabeth Halford
Alison McLean
Katie Seekings
Graham Briscoe (Co-opted Member)

Search and Governance Committee

Tim Newsholme (Chair)
Abigail Appleton
Professor Daniel Howard
Mervyn Jones
Alison McLean
Katie Seekings

Finance and General Purposes Committee

Abigail Appleton
Professor Robin Baker
Mervyn Jones
Scott Rolfe
Kay Sandford-Beal
Lynn Forrester-Walker (Co-opted Member)

Academic Quality and Standards (FE) Committee

John Nicol (Chair)
Abigail Appleton
Tim Newsholme
Katie Seekings
Kate Murrie (Co-opted)

Academic Quality and Standards (HE) Committee

Dr Elizabeth Halford (Chair)
Abigail Appleton
Alison McLean
Mike Rookes

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