The BUCS Board is currently made up of the chair, four independent directors and four BUCS directors - two representing students and two representing the staff of the membership. The Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Delivery also attend the board meetings. All directors are also trustees of the Charity.
Directors are the custodians of the BUCS Strategy, overseeing the organisation's growth and delivering its vision.
The Board meets four times a year.
Commercial Director and Senior Independent Director
Russell is Sales and Marketing Director of England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and has over 20 years of experience in commercial and marketing. Prior to his appointment at the ECB in 2019, Russell was a Director at The Football Association (FA), overseeing marketing and digital. As Senior Independent Director, he is currently Acting Chair of the Board.
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.
Chair of BUCS Advisory Group
Student Director, Welfare Lead
George is in his second year on the Board, having been elected in July 2022. He was the Sports Officer at the University of Birmingham Guild of Students in 2021-22, returned to his studies in 2022-23 and has now moved into the world of employent in London. George works with Ella and the elected Student Officers across strategic areas, leads the Sabbatical Officer Network, and represents the student voice on the Board.
Sport and Competition Director
Simon is a Chartered Management Accountant. His previous accountancy roles were in a mix of public and private sector roles including running his own accountancy business. He was appointed to the Board at the AGM on 9 December 2020 and is looking forward to 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.
In his Board role, Simon also chairs the BUCS Finance and Audit sub-committee.
Board Trustee Legal and Governance
Ella was elected to the board in July 2023, and is serving her second year as Activities and Opportunities Officer at Leeds University Union. Ella will work with George to lead the Sabbatical Officer Network and represents the voice of students on the board.
Board Trustee EDIA Lead