Our Board is supported by four Committees – Audit, Finance, Nominations and Remuneration – comprising a majority of Trustees and the following Co-opted Committee members, who have all been selected and appointed based on their specific skills, experience and expertise.

Sarah Randall-Paley

Director of Finance, Lancaster University

Sarah qualified as a Chartered Accountant in London with KPMG, before relocating to the North West where she has been the Director of Finance at Lancaster University since 2009, responsible for both finance and procurement.

In 2010, Lancaster was successful in winning the ‘Outstanding Finance Team’ in the Times Higher Education Awards (THELMAs), and in the 2014 THELMAs Lancaster was shortlisted for ‘Outstanding Procurement Team’.

In addition to Director of Finance at Lancaster University, Sarah is Chair of the national British Universities Finance Directors Group, a member of the national TRAC Development Group, and Governor of Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School.

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Professor Wendy Robinson

Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education, Lancaster University

Professor Wendy Robinson is responsible for leading Lancaster University’s strategy for continuing to deliver an excellent transformative and innovative educational experience for all students, and to ensure that the quality of the student experience remains at the heart of University activity.

Wendy joined Lancaster from the University of Exeter where she was Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the College of Social Sciences and International Studies. She joined Exeter in 2006 as a Professor of Education, and held positions including Head of the Graduate School of Education, Associate Dean (Education) for the College of Social Sciences and International Studies, and University Academic Dean for Students. Whilst at Exeter, Wendy led on important developments within the University, including serving on University Council, leading Exeter’s strategic review of postgraduate taught programmes, leading the Exeter Effective Learning Analytics Project, chairing the University Race Equality Group and Widening Participation Operations Board and, in the region, as Chair of the South West Academic Trust.

Wendy is a co-opted member of the UCAS Audit Committee and is a Principal Fellow of Advance HE. Wendy achieved First Class Honours from the University of Cambridge, a Masters with Distinction from the University of London and then a PhD in the History of Education, again from Cambridge, before building her academic career at the Universities of Cambridge and Warwick. Wendy’s academic specialism is in the history of the development of the teaching profession, where her work has been influential around the world.

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Camille Stallard

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Chief Financial Officer, University of Gloucestershire 
Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA)

Outline of Camille Stallard’s career

Camille joined the university in 1998 as Head of Corporate Services. She progressed on to become Head of Finance & Planning, then Director of Finance & Planning in 2009. She became Chief Financial Officer in 2019, with the inclusion of Estates within her portfolio.

Before joining the university, Camille worked at the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and the Polytechnic and Colleges Funding Council (PCFC). She was responsible for monitoring the financial health of institutions, appraising capital investment projects, assisting in the allocation of funds to HEIs and providing accounting advice.

Camille studied Economics at the University of the West of England (UWE) and graduated in 1989. She then commenced her accountancy training with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), qualifying in 1993 and becoming a Fellow in 1998.

In her spare time, Camille enjoys travelling, social sports, and maintaining her kitchen garden. She volunteers as a Trustee of Young Gloucestershire.

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