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Finance Committee membership

The Finance Committee can have a maximum of 14 members at any one time, at least eight of whom would be members of the Regent House and three of whom must be on the University Council. Business can only be conducted if at least five members of the Committee​ are present.

The Finance Committee has the following classes of membership: (a) the Vice-Chancellor, or a duly appointed deputy as Chair; (b) three members of the Regent House elected by representatives of the Colleges; (c) four persons appointed by the Council, two of whom must be members of the Regent House; (d) one member of the General Board appointed by the General Board; (e) three members of the Regent House appointed by Grace of the Regent House; (f) no more than two persons co-opted by the Committee. The Secretary of the Committee is the Registrary or a duly appointed deputy.

Membership terms apply as follows: Classes (b) and (e) - three years  |  Classes (c) and (d) - four years  |  Class (f) - to 31 Dec of co-opted year or the year following.

Current membership:


Membership class ​Name and position
​Term end

(a)  The Vice-Chancellor​ (or a deputy)

​Professor D. Cardwell, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Strategy and Planning​ 31 July​2024
(b)  Elected by Representatives of the Colleges​ Mr R. Cantrill, Bursar, Fitzwilliam College
​​Mr J. Spence, Senior Bursar, Queens' College​ ​2024
​Mr I. Wright, Senior Bursar, Peterhouse ​2026
(c)  Appointed by the Council​ Professor A. Davenport, Council member ​2026
Ms. S. Flood, Council member (External) ​ ​2026
Vacancy​ 2026​
​Ms M. Jayaweera (External) ​​2027
(d)  Appointed by the General Board​ ​Professor A. Philpott, Head of School of the Biological Sciences ​2025
(e)  Appointed by Grace of the Regent House​ Vacancy
Professor J. Browne, King's College 2025
Professor Dame Theresa Marteau, Dept of Public Health & Primary Care​ ​2024
(f) Co-opted by the Finance Committee​ Mr B. Alexander (External) ​2024
Mr Rory Landman (Trinity College)