Meet the Trustees

Guild Trustees

Officer Trustees

Acacia Matthews

Acacia Matthews

Guild President

Izzy Lawson

Izzy Lawson

Activities & Employability Officer

Ness Chigariro

Ness Chigariro

Education Officer

Tianjie Liu (Alice)

Tianjie Liu (Alice)

International Officer

Ben Lockley

Ben Lockley

Postgraduate Officer

Florie Craddock

Florie Craddock

Sports Officer

 
Reeve Smith

Reeve Smith

Welfare and Community Officer


External Trustees

Robert Smeath - External Trustee

Robert Smeath

Bob Saunders - External Trustee

Johnny Davies

Richard Evans - External Trustee

Henrietta Brealey

Yinbo Yu - External Trustee

Yinbo Yu

Ian Pain - External Trustee

Ian Pain

Ian Pain - External Trustee

Emma Wedge


University Representative

Erica Conway - External Trustee

Erica Conway


Student Trustees

Thomas Goodman - Student Trustee

Thomas Goodman

Sarah Aray - Student Trustee

Sarah Aray

Jake Poulton - Student Trustee

Jake Poulton

Serabi Opiyo - Student Trustee

Serabi Opiyo


Declarations of Interest

NameRoleDate of AppointmentOther MembershipsDeclared Interests 2020/21

Robert Smeath

External Trustee & Chair of Trustee Board

23rd October 2017

Member of Appointments Panel.

Member of Audit & Risk Committee.

Director of New Quadrant Partners Limited. 

Ian Pain

External Trustee

7th September 2020

Member of HR Committee.

Director of The Crowd Agency.

Emma Wedge

External Trustee

25th May 2020

Member of Finance Committee.

Employed by HMRC as a Business Analyst within the Chief Digital Information Office.

Henrietta Brealey

External Trustee

10th September 2019

None.

CEO & Executive Director of the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce

Johnny Davis

External Trustee

20th May 2019

Member of Finance Committee.

None.

Yinbo Yu

External Trustee

11th January 2022.

None.

Employee of the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA)

Erica Conway

University Representative Trustee

3rd July 2018

Member of Finance Committee.

University employee and executive board member.

Also holding a number of other company and trustee roles which do not transact or engage with the Guild of Students.

Thomas Goodman

Postgraduate Student Trustee

13th January 2020

Member of HR Committee.

Trustee, the Burgon Society.

CEO, HackTheMidlands CIC

Nominations Committee Member, The Royal Institution (Ri).

Vice Chair of Governors, Langley Primary School.

Sarah Aray

International Student Trustee

11th January 2021

None.

None.

Serabi Opiyo

BAME Student Trustee

19th July 2021

None.

None.

Jake Poulton

Undergraduate Student Trustee

19th July 2021

Member of Audit & Risk Committee.

Non-paid voluntary role on the Executive Board of Centre Think Tank UK.

Member of the Liberal Democrats.

Acacia Matthews

President

18th July 2022

 

 

Izzy Lawson

Activities & Employability Officer

18th July 2022

 

 

Ness Chigariro

Education Officer

18th July 2022

 

 

Reeve Smith

Welfare & Community Officer

18th July 2022

 

 

Florie Craddock

Sports Officer

18th July 2022

 

 

Tianjie Liu (Alice)

International Officer

18th July 2022

 

 

Ben Lockley

Postgraduate Officer

18th July 2022

 

 


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