Governance and compliance


Executive Committee of Academic Board

Find out more about UCL's Executive Committee of Academic Board, including terms of reference and membership.

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Terms of reference

The AB Executive Committe shall:

  1. Cooperate with the Chairs of other committees and bodies of the Academic Board, including the Chair of the Academic Board, of the university to cooperate in setting a broad agenda or programme of papers and timetable for these to come before the board in the academic year;
  2. Shall normally be involved in the preliminary and draft stages of formulation of papers that will ultimately come before the board. This will include requesting and assisting with the provision of Academic Impact Statements that are attached to papers coming before the board;
  3. Will have the power to consult the Academic Board and the wider academic community on any initiative or paper before it;
  4. May be consulted by Council or requested by Council to consult the academic community on any matter;
  5. Shall provide communications to Council on any matter within its remit.


Ex Officio Members

Members of Governance Committee of Academic Board (GCAB)

Any person formerly (but not currently) elected to Council from Academic Board within the last six years and who is still at UCL:

  • Professor David Attwell
  • Professor Patrick Haggard
  • Dr Saladin Meckled-Garcia (Vice-Chair)
  • Professor Hynek Pikhart
  • Dr Benet Salway
  • Professor Nick Tyler
  • Professor Andrew Wills
  • Professor Maria Wyke

Members elected from the professorial membership of Academic Board as voting members:

  • Professor Ian Eames
  • Professor Elizabeth Fisher
  • Professor Evangelos Himonides
  • Professor Jeff King
  • Professor Jane Rendell
  • Professor Ralf Schoepfer (Chair)
  • Professor Judith Suissa

Members elected from the non-professorial membership of Academic Board as voting members:

  • Ms Dominique Drai
  • Dr Martin Fry (Vice-Chair)
  • Dr Amanda Greene
  • Dr Margaret Mayston
  • Dr Bill Sillar
  • Dr Sherrill Stroschein

Student members selected by the Students' Union from the Academic Board student representatives in any one year, as voting members:

  • Mr Ayman Benmati
  • Mr Jim Onyemenam

Elected Members

Four Heads of Department from UCL Academic Units elected by other Heads of Academic Units:

  • Professor Sacha Stern (Vice-Chair)
  • Professor Jose Torero Cullen
  • Professor James Wilson
  • vacancy


  • Mr Douglas Bertram