The BUCS Board is responsible for leading strong governance and strategic leadership within the sector.

The BUCS Board is made up of the chair, seven independent directors and two BUCS directors - one representing students and the other the senior staff of the membership. The Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer also attend the board meetings.

Each director is custodian of a strand of the BUCS Strategy, overseeing the organisation's growth and delivering its vision.

The Board meets four times a year.

Professor Sir Ian Diamond

Professor Sir Ian Diamond

Chair of the Board

Ian brings a wide range of expertise in business management and strategy. He's involved in higher education sport all over the United Kingdom, including Chair of Edinburgh College of Education. He's wealth of knowledge helps to create an active, fit and healthy student university experience.
Andy Westlake

Andy Westlake

Commerical and Marketing Director

Andy's background is in sponsorship and branding. He runs his own consultancy, Westlake Consulting, which focuses on partnerships in sport. He works with high profile clients in and out of the sports industry, including Shell, Serco and GB Boxing.
Ben Moorhead

Ben Moorhead

Legal Director

Ben is a solicitor and specialises in sport, trusts, charities and corporate law. A passionate sportsman, Ben also serves on other sporting organisations boards including, British Blind Sport, Kent County Cricket Club, and Regain – The Trust for Sports Tetraplegics.
Born Barikor

Born Barikor

Physical Health & Activity Director

Born's expertise focus on business development, sports coaching and media production. As the Founder and CEO of Our Parks, Born is driven to providing opportunities for all to get moving and physically active. 
Josef Baines

Josef Baines

Inclusion Director

Josef is the Insight Officer at London Sport . He has a key focus on creating an inclusive and diverse environment at BUCS and is incredibly passionate on creating university sport a place for all.
Katy Storie

Katy Storie

Sport and Competition Director

Katy advises the direction of BUCS sport and competitions, both national and international level. As the International Development Manager at Northumbria University and a former Rugby England representative, Katy's expertise is around sporting structures, competitions, recruitment and partnership development.
Nigel Wallace

Nigel Wallace

Professional & Workforce Director

Nigel is an independent consultant working within the Sport and Leisure sector. He specialises in education and life skills. Before this, he was a director of Lifetime Training Group, one of the largest vocational training companies in the UK. Nigel guides professional and workforce development within the higher education sector.
 
Professor Steve Egan CBE

Professor Steve Egan CBE

Policy and Finance Director

Steve is the Vice-President at University of Bath. Before this, he was the Deputy Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council of England. He provides great guidance to the board around higher education policy and finance.

Cathy Gallagher

Cathy Gallagher

Chair of BUCS Senior Managers Executive

Cathy is Director of Sport at the University of Stirling and, as Chair of the Senior Managers Executive, represents Directors of Sport and staff in similar roles on the BUCS Board. She also leads on Senior Managers Network.

Mia Nembhard

Mia Nembhard

Student Director

Mia is the Student Director for the 2019-20 academic year and is also a member of University of Leicester Students' Union. Mia is an advocate for inclusion, welfare and sustainable sporting excellence and represents student voice on the Board.

 

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