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Strategic Performance Committee

The Strategic Performance Committee of Northumbria University

Strategic Performance is a Committee of the Board of Governors. Its primary responsibility is to assess the corporate and strategic performance of the University in its broadest sense and form a view on the adequacy of progress made in achieving strategic objectives and outcomes, and of the systems to measure, monitor and deliver on them. In addition to its broad role to assess the strategic performance , the specific functions of the Committee include:

  • To provide advice to the University Executive, Board of Governors and Audit Committee on the adequacy and operation of the University’s strategic performance management system, which include a systematic approach to, and timeline for, strategic review across the full spectrum of University activities. This will include consideration of proposed amendments to the Strategic KPIs and Business Outcomes in terms of wording or related performance measures for the approval of the Board of Governors
  • To provide advice to the University Executive and Board of Governors on performance in respect of the delivery of the University Strategy 2018-23, and that such performance aligns to the University’s strategic outcomes

  • To provide assurance to the Board of Governors on the adequacy of arrangements and outcomes for academic quality and standards and student experience, with particular reference to the relevant KPIs and Business Outcomes

  • To provide one of several routes through which the Board of Governors receives advice on the adequacy of arrangements and outcomes for social and environmental sustainability, including the development of appropriate KPIs and Business Outcomes

Terms of Reference 2023/24

Membership 2023/24

Dr. Stuart Fancey -  Chair (Independent Governor)

Dr. Birju Bartoli (Independent Governor)

Roberta Blackman-Woods (Independent Governor)

Sophie Haagensen (Independent Governor)

Jan Thompson (Independent Governor)

Adam Parker (Co-Opted Committee Member)

Liv Bird (Student Governor)

Katherine Fawcett (Staff Governor) 

Professor Andy Long (Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive) 



Secretary: Georgina Bailes

Assistant Secretary: Richard Elliott


Officers in Regular Attendance 

Deputy Vice Chancellor: Professor Tom Lawson

Chief Strategy Officer: Daniel Monnery

Chief People Officer:  Jane Embley

Chief Marketing Officer: Peter Thomas

Chief Financial Officer: Simon Newitt 


Dates and times of Strategic Performance Committee Meetings in 2023/24




Monday 3 June 2024 10.00  Sutherland Building
Thursday 18 April 2024 10:00 Sutherland Building
Wednesday 15 November 2023 10:00 Sutherland Building

Thursday 28 September 2023

10:00 Sutherland Building

Agendas and Minutes



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