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Elected by UCU members, the union has five trustees. The trustees have oversight of the union's property and funds.

Trustees may attend meetings of congress, the national executive and strategy and finance committees and may speak but not vote on notified items of business concerning the finances or property of the union. Further information about the role of the trustees can be found in the UCU rulebook (rule 26).

The union's current trustees are:
Philip Burgess (Scottish Retired Members)
Alastair Hunter (Scottish Retired Members)
Angie McConnell (Open University)
Kathy Taylor (Newcastle College)

Paul Cottrell, UCU head of democratic services, is secretary to the trustees.


Last updated: 11 July 2019