A big announcement from us, we have officially appointed Nazir Afzal OBE as our new Chair of the Corporation. We're very excited to see such an accomplished and renown figurehead take over the outstanding work of our out going Chair, Robert Clegg. https://www.hopwood.ac.uk/news/hopwood-hall-college-appoint-nazir-afzal-obe-chair-corporation-board
Our governing body is a corporate entity called 'The Corporation' and has a statutory duty to ensure that the college delivers suitable and efficient further education to its students.
In general, it is responsible for the quality of the service we provide to students and their welfare, our financial health, the proper use of public funds and for securing the effective management of the college.
The Corporation does not manage the college - that is the executive’s role, overseen by the Principal.
The Corporation has 20 members: 16 general members and two each for elected students and staff. General members usually serve an initial term of four years and are eligible for re-appointment. Elected students serve one year and elected staff serve two years. Members are expected to serve on at least one committee each.
The Corporation normally meets four times a year in addition to holding an annual conference. Much of the work is completed through the committees, which meet three times a year. They are:
- Audit Committee (required by Statute)
- Estates Development Committee
- Employment and Finance Committee
- Search Committee
- Remuneration Committee
- Standards Committee
Principal - Derek O'Toole is the Chief Executive of Hopwood Hall College.
Clerk to the Corporation - Role involves looking after the legal affairs of the Corporation and advising on the propriety of any actions in line with government standards.
General Member - People from a wide range of businesses and industries, who wish to have a positive impact on the way the college's business is handled. The term of office varies depending on which committees an individual governor sits on.
Staff Representative - Two staff representatives voted for by members of the College's staffing body.
Student Representative - Two student representatives voted for by the College's student body.