National executive committee

The national executive committee, or NEC, is responsible for conducting the union's business between congress meetings.

Elected by UCU members, the NEC includes HE and FE members, some of whom are elected regionally, some on a UK-wide basis, plus equality seats and officers of the union.

NEC members 2018-19                  

Elected positionName and institution
PresidentVicky Knight
The Manchester College
President electDouglas Chalmers
Glasgow Caledonian University
Vice presidentNita Sanghera
Bournville College
Honorary treasurerSteve Sangwine
University of Essex
FE - London and eastJulia Roberts
Lambeth College
FE - London and eastSean Vernell
City & Islington College
HE - London and eastPaul Anderson
St Mary's University of London
HE - London and eastIoanna Ioannou
University College London
HE - London and eastSean Wallis
University College London
HE - London and eastAmanda Williams
University of East Anglia
FE - MidlandsRhiannon Lockley
Halesown College
FE - MidlandsJohn Paul Sullivan
Warwickshire College Group
HE - MidlandsJustine Mercer
University of Warwick
HE - MidlandsDavid Ridley
Coventry University
FE - North EastRob Goodfellow
HE - North EastJoan Harvey
Newcastle University
HE - North EastSteve Lui
University of Huddersfield
FE - North WestJanet Farrar
Bury College
HE - North WestPat Hornby Atkinson
Edge Hill University
HE - North WestAdam Ozanne
University of Manchester
FE - Northern IrelandDavid Limb
North West Regional College
HE - Northern IrelandRenee Prendergast
Queen's University Belfast
HE - Scotland
(Honorary secretary UCU Scotland)
Janice Aitken
University of Dundee
HE - Scotland
(President UCU Scotland)
Ann Gow
University of Glasgow
FE - SouthAlison Chapman
City College Plymouth
FE - SouthJustin Wynne
Sussex Coast College Hastings
HE - SouthPauline Collins
Open University
HE - SouthLesley Kane
Open University
HE - SouthDenis Nicole
University of Southampton
FE - Wales
(President UCU Wales)
Chris Jones
Neath Port Talbot Group
HE - Wales
(Vice President UCU Wales)
Vida Greaux
University of South Wales
FE UK-electedMandy Brown
Lambeth College
FE UK-electedAnya Cook
Newcastle College
FE UK-electedMargot Hill
Croydon College
FE UK-electedRobert Clunas
Leeds City College
FE UK-electedMel Stouph
Hull ACE
HE UK-electedMichael Carley
University of Bath
HE UK-electedVicky Blake
University of Leeds
HE UK-electedJulia Charlton
Northumbria University
HE UK-electedJoanna de Groot
University of York
HE UK-electedJo McNeill
University of Liverpool
HE UK-electedJulie Hearn
Lancaster University
HE UK-electedCarlo Morelli
University of Dundee
HE UK-elected
Mark Abel
University of Brighton
HE UK-electedMarion Hersh
University of Glasgow
Equality - blackDave Muritu
Sandwell College
Equality - blackVictoria Showunmi
UCL - Institute of Education
Equality - disabled (FE)Elane Heffernan
Hackney Community College
Equality - disabled (HE)Emma-Jane Phillips
Northumbria University
Equality - LGBT (FE)Steve Boyce
PeoplePlus Prison Education
Equality - LGBT (HE)Ryan Prout
Cardiff University
Equality - women FECarolyn Campbell
Trafford College
Equality - women FEElaine White
Bradford College
Equality - women in HESue Abbott
University of Newcastle
Equality - women in HE
Ariane Bogain
Northumbria University
Equality - women in HEPura Ariza
Manchester Metropolitan University
Rep casually employed members (FE)Cecily Blyther
Rep casually employed members (HE)Christina Paine
London Metropolitan University
Rep land-based education membersEleni Michalopoulou
University of Liverpool
Rep prison education membersBrian Hamilton
Novus Prison Education

Next meeting date:

  • Friday 23 November 2018
Last updated: 13 December 2018