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. She has previously worked as Head of Governance at England Hockey with experience of regulatory and legislative compliance, and is currently a senior school bursar. 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 was appointed to the BUCS Board 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 in her second year as Student Director for the 2021-22 academic year. Maddi is the former York Sport Union President and now works as Club and Performance Sport Administrator at Sheffield Hallam University. Maddi will help mentor the first year Student Director and continue to work with the student officers across our strategic areas and represent the student voice on the Board
Zoe is the first year Student Director on the Board having been elected in July 2021. She is the current VP for Sport at Nottingham Trent Univeristy. She also has a strategic portfolio covering Physical Activity and Social Recreational Sport and will work closely with her fellow elected student officers across our strategic areas and represent the student voice on the Board and BUCS Advisory Group.