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Charitable Information

Coventry University is a higher education corporation established under the Education Reform Act 1988 by the Order of the Privy Council on 16 February 1993. Its powers are laid down in s.124 of the Education Reform Act 1988 and are governed in accordance with articles of government made by the corporation with the approval of the Privy Council (s.125 of the Act).

Coventry University is an exempt charity by virtue of s.125A of the Education Reform Act 1988 as inserted by s. 41 of the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998.

The University has made available the following information in respect of its exempt charitable status:

Each of the University’s Governors is a charitable trustee and is subject to the obligations imposed under charity law. The Coventry University's Trustees are:

  • Nick Sale (Independent Governor (Chair))
  • Helen Nixseaman (Co-opted Governor (Deputy Chair))
  • Ian Davidson (Independent Governor)
  • Anand Shukla (Independent Governor)
  • Sue Horner (Independent Governor)
  • Karen Martin (Independent Governor)
  • Anne Obey (Independent Governor)
  • Peter Reynolds (Independent Governor)
  • Fred Wright (Independent Governor)
  • John Latham (Vice-Chancellor)
  • Kevin Baughan (Co-opted Governor)
  • David Secher (Co-opted Governor)
  • Nicolas Taylor (Co-opted Governor)
  • Furrkh Aslam (Staff Governor (Academic))
  • Kerry McGreavy (Staff Governor (Professional Services))
  • Akhil Sha (Student Governor)
  • Panchami Satheesh (Student Governor)

List of trustees’ other trusteeships

The following Coventry University trustees are also trustees of the following charities:

  • Furrkh Aslam: Trustee of Coventry University Students’ Union and the Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre
  • Kevin Baughan: Trustee of City & Guilds Group
  • Sue Horner: Trustee of First Story, IVE (Leeds), a Partner in Education (APIE), Northern College and Coventry University Charitable Trust
  • John Latham: Trustee of Palmer Foundation and Coventry University Charitable Trust
  • Karen Martin: Trustee of Worcestershire Acute NHS Trust
  • Anne Obey: Trustee of Centre for Sustainable Energy and Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra
  • Panchami Satheesh: Trustee of Coventry University Students’ Union
  • David Secher: Trustee of Cambridge United Charities and the Cesar and Celia Milstein Foundation

Coventry University Charitable Trust

In addition to the University being an exempt charity, the University also administers an associated exempt charity, known as Coventry University Charitable Trust (CUCT).

The current trustees of the CUCT are:

  • Dr Shaun Hides, Academic Dean of Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • Dr Sue Horner, Independent Governor
  • Ms Kate Quantrell, Group Registrar and Chief Governance Officer
  • Professor John Latham, Vice-Chancellor

For details of the CUCT trust documentation, please contact the Interim Clerk to the Board of Governors, Claire English,

Your Students' Union

Your Students' Union is a registered charity, details of which can be found at their website.

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