CHEAD is registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation with the Registered Charity Number 1174589. CHEAD’s primary object is to advance education for the public benefit by promoting knowledge and understanding of art and design within higher education institutions.

CHEAD’s work is supported by our governance structure and by the commitment of its Trustees who lead our strategic priorities and uphold our Charitable Objectives.

CHEAD Constitution

Download CHEADs consitution here: CHEAD – CIO Constitution

CHEAD Trustees

Our Executive Committee consists of 3 elected trustees, 6 elected members and up to 4 co-opted members.

We seek to ensure that the Trustees reflect the diversity of our CHEAD membership, the four nations, and the breadth of our strategic and charitable objectives.

For 2018 / 19 the Executive Committee is as follows:

Chair

Professor Anita Taylor
Executive Dean, Bath School of Art & Design
a.taylor4@bathspa.ac.uk

Vice Chair

Professor Sally Wade
Deputy Dean, Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts, Sheffield Hallam University
s.wade@shu.ac.uk

Treasurer

Dr Tim Coole
Head of Departmental Design and Craft, Bucks New University.
tim.coole@bucks.ac.uk

Members

Professor Karen Fleming
Director of the Art and Design Research Institute
Belfast School of Art, University of Ulster
k.fleming@ulster.ac.uk

Professor Vicky Gunn
Head of Learning and Teaching, Glasgow School of Art
v.gunn@gsa.ac.uk

Stuart Bennett
Edinburgh School of Art Principal, University of Edinburgh
s.bennett@ed.ac.uk

Professor Richard Sawdon Smith
Dean of Faculty: Arts & Media, Norwich University of the Arts
r.sawdonsmith@nua.ac.uk

Professor Gillian Youngs
Professor of Creative and Digital Economy and Dean of Arts and Humanities, Canterbury Christ Church University
G.Youngs@westminster.ac.uk

David McGravie
Head of the School of Arts, University of Derby
d.mcgravie@derby.ac.uk

Co-optees

Professor Colin Rhodes
Dean and PVC Culture and Public Engagement
Colin.Rhodes@kingston.ac.uk

Huw Swayne
Deputy Dean, Faculty of Creative Industries, University of South Wales
huw.swayne@southwales.ac.uk

 

Election of Trustees

The Executive Committee ensures that CHEAD operates in accordance with the objects enshrined in its constitution.

Members of the Executive Committee, including the officers of Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer, are elected by the registered representatives of CHEAD member institutions.

Six elected trustees and up to four co-opted members. The terms of appointment for officers and members of the Executive Committee is normally for three years.

In order to ensure continuity, it is the aim to arrange elections and terms of office of the elected officers in each year, so that only one elected officer shall stand for election. Retiring members of the Executive Committee are eligible for re-election but should not normally serve for more than two terms of appointment consecutively.

Elections are held following the CHEAD Business meeting in Spring each year. A call for nominations is issued in April and candidates are introduced at the CHEAD Membership & Networking meeting in May.

For more details about the election process, or to submit a nomination, please click on the link below.

Election nomination submission

Anna Maloney

Director of Membership and Operations

Anna joined CHEAD in 2015 and is responsible for leading CHEAD membership and operations, regulatory compliance, governance and delivery of CHEAD’s membership activities. Anna has a strong track record in delivering projects and high quality events in the art and design sector as well as experience with charity, community and membership organisations. Anna oversaw the incorporation of CHEAD as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) in 2017.

anna.maloney@chead.ac.uk

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-maloney-0a15068/


Sandra Booth

Director of Policy and External Relations

Sandra joined CHEAD in 2018 and is responsible for leading CHEAD policy and external relations, development and communication of CHEAD’s corporate identity and advocacy, relationships and engagement with external stakeholders and lobbying on behalf of members. Sandra has a track record in higher education, enterprise and marketing, developing policy, securing collaborative partnerships and ensuring effective stakeholder engagement.

sandra.booth@chead.ac.uk

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandra-booth-719b677/

Administering CHEAD

CHEAD is registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation with the Registered Charity Number 1174589.

CHEAD operates in accordance with the objects enshrined in its Constitution, which is compliant with the legal framework of CIOs as set out in the Charity Act 2011 (and in further regulations).

Any changes to the Constitution are put before the membership for approval. The Executive Committee is charged with the strategic and operational management of the association on behalf of the membership.

Members of the Executive Committee give their time to CHEAD free of charge and remuneration and meet six times yearly. CHEAD employs a part time Policy and External Relations Manager and a part time Membership and Adminstration Manager.

CHEAD’s latest Annual Report and accounts can be accessed through the links.