Remuneration Committee

This Remuneration Committee is responsible for determining and reviewing the remuneration,  terms and conditions of the Vice-Chancellor and the senior leadership team of the institution. The committee is independently chaired and comprises of the Chair, Deputy Chair and two other independent members who are experienced HR professionals. The Vice-Chancellor is not a member of this committee and plays no part in meetings or discussions on his own pay and rewards.

 Remuneration Committee - Constitution and Terms of Reference (CTRs)

Robert Stockdale


Robert joined the Board in 2014 and is currently in their third term as an Independent Governor. Robert has over 30 years of international human resource experience, gained primarily in manufacturing and is experienced in managing, re-structuring and supporting growth across both Europe and the Americas, as well as parts of Asia-pacific.

Robert is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and volunteers as an adviser for Warwick District Citizens Advice Bureau.

Robert is also a member of Board of Governors and Human Resources Committee.

Keith Bissett

Keith Bissett

Independent Governor & Chair of the Board of Governors

Currently the Chair of the Board of Governors, Keith began with Coventry University as a co-opted member of the Audit and Risk Committee and became a full Board member in 2010, taking over as Chair of the HR Committee. Keith also chairs the Strategy, Finance and Resources Committee.

Keith is Chair of the Warwickshire based consultancy and training company Bourton Group. Their clients include the MOD, Highways Agency, Sellafield Rail, Rolls-Royce and other blue chip companies.

Previously a member of the Council for the Management Consultancies Association for 17 years, they have served for 9 years as a member of the Warwickshire Advisory Committee, which is responsible for the selection and appointment of magistrates.

As lead ambassador for cancer support charity Maggies, Keith has helped to raise £5m for a new centre at Walsgrave hospital which will be the first in the West Midlands.

Keith is also a member of Board of GovernorsStrategy, Finance and Resources Committee and Governance and Nominations Committee.

Nick Sale

Nick Sale

Independent Governor and Deputy Chair to the 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.  They are an experienced business leader and company director who worked as a chief operating officer in the automotive industry until early in 2018. Nick has had a successful track record working throughout the world in the IT and engineering services industry, with particular expertise in outsourcing and offshoring. In addition to working as an independent consultant, Nick has also started a cyber-security consultancy with an old work colleague. They are a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.

Andy Meehan

Independent Governor

Andy currently holds the role of Pro-Chancellor, following their appointment to the Board in February 2017 and having served as Deputy Chair of the Board of Governors for three years. Andy is a graduate of Oxford University, a chartered accountant and for 30 years enjoyed an executive career mainly in the retail sector, having had roles as finance director and chief executive of several companies including Selfridges, Mothercare and Co-operative Retail Services.

For the last 12 years, Andy has had a portfolio of chairing and non-executive directorships across commercial, public and charity sectors, including GHD Group, Fortnum and Mason and Myton Hospice.

He is currently Chairman of Ramsdens Holdings PLC and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust and the hospitals’ charity. He is also Chairman of Mayday Trust, a charity working with people experiencing homelessness, treasurer of his local church and is the Chairman of the Council at Coventry Cathedral.

Andy is also a member of the Human Resources Committee, Commercial Advisory Committee, Strategy, Finance and Resource Committee and the Board of Governors.

Karen Martin

Karen Martin

Independent Governor

Independent Governor Karen’s background has been in the NHS, having worked there for 38 years. They have  extensive experience as an Executive Board Director in different NHS organisations, including Deputy Chief Executive Officer, and a wealth of experience in transformation, Human Resources/workforce, organisational development, leadership, communications, corporate affairs and change management. Karen’s career has spanned a range of health organisations including health authority and both acute and mental health services and has always held responsibility for education, learning and development within these different organisations.

Karen has previously been a school governor and Trustee and is a qualified executive coach and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, with a Master’s Degree in Public Sector Management.

Karen is also a member of the Human Resources Committee and the Board of Governors.

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