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 the 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 Craig Mahoney
Chair of the Board
Commercial and Marketing Director
Governance and Legal Director
Jenny is a qualified barrister and current Head of Governance at England Hockey with experience of regulatory and legislative compliance. She is a retired Army Officer having served for sixteen years within the Royal Logistic Corps and latterly with the Army Legal Services during which time she qualified at the Bar. She is a new BUCS Board member having been appointed at the AGM on 9 December 2020. She was a committed hockey player at University and understands the benefit sport brings not only to health and fitness but to forming friendships and providing a lifelong love of the sport.
Physical Health & Activity Director
Sport and Competition Director
Professional & Workforce Director
Simon is a Chartered Management Accountant and works as Finance Director for England Golf. His previous accountancy roles were in a mix of public and private sector roles including running his own accountancy business. He is a new BUCS Board member and was appointed to the Board at the AGM on 9 December 2020. He is looking forward to working on the BUCS Board and being able to contribute to such an important part of many students’ time at University and College. He loves watching all sport at all levels and in recent years has tried to keep fit by participating in running based sports like orienteering, speedgolf, parkruns and triathlon.
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.
Maddi is the elected Student Director for the 2020-21 academic year. Maddi is a second year sabbatical officer at the University of York Students’ Union and the current York Sport Union President. Maddi will be working with her fellow student officers across our strategic areas and representing the student voice on the Board