The Royal Agricultural University is a limited company.

There are up to 12 independent governors who are appointed to serve for up to three terms of three years on the Governing Council. In addition in June 2019 the articles of association were amended to include a Student Governor, a Staff Governor and the Vice-Chancellor.

Beneath the Governing Council are a range of sub-committees that either report to it directly or through the Vice-Chancellor’s Executive Group; these sub-committees are chaired by Governors.

The University is run on a day to day basis by an executive group chaired by the Vice-Chancellor.

The Governing Council

The governing body consists of between six and 12 Independent Governors, up to two co-opted Governors, the Vice-Chancellor, one Student Governor and one Staff Governor.

The Governing Council has at least five formal meetings and a strategy day each year. No members of the Governing Council receive any remuneration for the work they perform. The Governing Council has a number of committees that report to it. These are formally constituted with terms of reference and delegated powers. Much of the detailed governance work is initially performed by committees, and their recommendations and decisions are formally reported to the Governing Council. The committees are described below.

Our People

Vice-Chancellor’s Executive Group

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Governing Council Members

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