Dame Margaret Hodge, has been appointed as an independent member of the College Council and elected as the new Chair of Council.
Dame Margaret will take up the role of Chair of Council in November. This will follow the retirement of the current Chair of Council, Stephen Cox, CVO.
The Privy Council has approved our application to change our statutes to allow us to remunerate the Chair of Council and the Charity Commission has given its consent that we can make payment for this role. Given the ever increasing level of commitment expected from the Chair, we believe this is the appropriate action and are pleased with the decision of both the Privy Council and Charity Commission.
Principal, Professor Paul Layzell said: “Council believes that Dame Margaret will bring extensive leadership experience as well as the credibility and enthusiasm to inspire students, colleagues and stakeholders alike.
Dame Margaret will make a valuable contribution to the governance of the College and will have an important role to play in shaping our vision for the future. She will also represent the College externally, helping to raise our profile and strengthen our reputation.”