Governance and Nominations Committee

This Committee will recommend to the Board of Governors the appointment of new independent Governors.

It will act as Search Committee, responsible for the selection of a new Vice-Chancellor. It will recommend to the Vice-Chancellor and Chair of the Board the appointment and re-appointment of Pro-Chancellors. It will also monitor and report to the Board on any governance matters delegated to it by the Board of Governors.

 Governance and Nominations - Constitution and Terms of Reference

Nick Sale

Nick Sale

Chair of the Governance and Nominations Committee and Board of Governors

Appointed as an Independent Governor in September 2018, Nick became Deputy Chair of the Board of Governors and Pro-Chancellor in September 2020, before being appointed as Chair in September 2021. An experienced business leader and company director who worked as a chief operating officer in the automotive industry until early in 2018, Nick has a successful track record working throughout the world in Professional Services for both IT and Engineering Companies. More recently Nick has worked as an advisor and Non-Executive Director to both UK and International Technology Companies and is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.

Nick is also Chair of the Board of Governors and a member of the People Committee, Strategy, Finance and Resources Committee and Remuneration Committee.


Helen Nixseaman portrait

Helen Nixseaman

Deputy Chair of the Board of Governors

Currently in their first term as Deputy Chair and second term as a Governor, Helen was appointed in September 2017. Prior to this Helen was an external co-opted member. Helen is a Chartered Accountant with expertise in risk management and internal controls, with a career that has included being a risk assurance partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Helen has an MA in Natural Sciences and an MSc in Biochemical Engineering.

Helen is Chair of the Strategy, Finance and Resources Committee, Deputy Chair of the Board of Governors and a member of People Committee and Remuneration Committee.


Adekemi Adebajo

Adekemi Adebajo

Independent Governor

Adekemi works at Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM) as a Transactions Director where she has the overall responsibility for the coordination of LGIM’s activities associated with on-boarding of New Pension Risk Transfer (PRT) business. She is also responsible for projects associated with improving the current on-boarding process for PRT transactions. Adekemi joined LGIM in January 2015 from Capita Employee Benefits where she was Head of Asset Transfers and was responsible for building and managing a specialist asset transfer team.

Prior to that, she worked at KPMG and Willis Towers Watson as an investment consultant managing transitions on behalf of clients and also researching transition managers and custodians. She also worked as a transition manager at the Royal Bank of Scotland. Adekemi graduated from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and holds a BA (Ed) in English. She also obtained an MBA from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and holds the Investment Administration Qualification (IAQ) and Investment Management Certificate (IMC).

Adekemi is a member of the LGIM Culture Club, which seeks to ensure that that LGIM is a diverse and inclusive workplace. She co-chairs the Attract workstream, which partners with schools and charities to provide students from diverse backgrounds an opportunity to experience what it like to work in Investment Management and also leads the LGIM Prayer Group, collaborating with colleagues to run the Annual Carol Service.

Adekemi is also a member of the Global Committee.

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