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.
Download CHEADs consitution here: CHEAD – CIO Constitution
Our Board of Trustees consists of 9 elected trustees and up to 4 co-opted trustees.
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 2020/ 21 the Executive Committee is as follows:
Professor Anita Taylor
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design
University of Dundee
Glasgow School of Art
Election of Trustees
The Executive Committee ensures that CHEAD operates in accordance with the objects enshrined in its constitution.
Trustees, 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 Trustees 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.
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.
Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-maloney-0a15068/
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.
Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandra-booth-719b677/
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 Administration Manager.
CHEAD’s latest Annual Report and Accounts can be accessed through the key document links.