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 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

Professor Craig Mahoney

Chair of the Board

Craig is the Principal & Vice-Chancellor of University of the West of Scotland (UWS). Internationally-recognised sports psychologist, Professor Craig Mahoney champions university sport on the world stage. He is passionate about inclusivity in activity and the connection between sport and mental wellbeing.
Andy Westlake

Andy Westlake

Commercial 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.
Jenny Agnew

Jenny Agnew

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.

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 Head of Sport 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.
 
Simon Wilson

Simon Wilson

Finance 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. 

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.

Madeleine Cannell

Madeleine Cannell

Student Director

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

 

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