Jisc board

Our board of trustees is made up of senior leaders and managers working in UK further and higher education.

Trustee vacancies

We are seeking to appoint up to two new trustees to our board. Find out more about the role and how to apply.

These experts determine our strategic direction and priorities to reflect the present and future needs of the education and research communities.

The Jisc board meet to:

  • Approve the strategic aims for Jisc and its value and standards
  • Ensure that financial and human resources are in place to meet these aims
  • Review management performance
  • Ensure that Jisc's obligations to its owners and funders are understood and met
  • Agree objectives and monitor performance
  • Oversee the integrity of the company's accounting and financial reporting systems
  • Oversee the integrity of the external audit process
  • Approve the annual financial statement based on advice from the audit and risk management committee
  • Oversee health and safety matters
  • Review its own performance and effectiveness annually

They include appointments of our representative members meaning Jisc is owned and guided by the communities it serves, truly delivering against their priorities.

Our board of trustees

Headshot of Paul Boyle.

Professor Paul Boyle (chair)
Vice chancellor
Swansea University

Headshot of David Ashton.

Dr David Ashton
Pro vice-chancellor
Leeds Beckett University
Nominated by our core funders

Headshot of Simon Bolton.

Simon Bolton
Former CEO
NHS Digital

Headshot of Joanna Campbell.

Joanna Campbell
Principal and CEO
Dumfries and Galloway College

Headshot of David Chalmers.

David Chalmers
Former director of solution architecture
EMEA at Amazon Web Services

Headshot of Heidi Fraser Krauss.

Heidi Fraser-Krauss
Chief executive officer

Headshot of Debra Gray.

Debra Gray
Principal and chief executive officer, Hull College
Nominated by the Association of Colleges (AoC)

Headshot of Chris Husbands.

Professor Sir Chris Husbands
Vice chancellor
Sheffield Hallam University

Headshot of Rob McWilliam.

Rob McWilliam
Former chief financial officer

Headshot of David Pilsbury.

Dr David Pilsbury
Chief development officer
Oxford International Education Group

Headshot of Lisa Roberts.

Professor Lisa Roberts
Vice chancellor and chief executive
University of Exeter
Nominated by Universities UK

Headshot of Ashley Wheaton.

Ashley Wheaton
University College of Estate Management
Nominated by GuildHE


Our representative members each nominate one person to the board and act collectively to appoint the chair.

Download the Jisc articles of association (pdf).

Our funders collectively nominate one person to the board. A single observer representing all the funders can attend Jisc board meetings. Up to eight further trustees are appointed by the board to ensure a sufficient mix of skills and experience to provide strategic oversight of Jisc.

Our board has agreed a diversity policy with the intention of improving diversity on the board. We recognise that a mix of skills, knowledge and experience with different perspectives and insights builds a strong foundation for well-informed decision-making and as a consequence, better performance of Jisc in support of its stakeholders. Read our board and committee diversity policy (pdf).

Trustees' reports and financial statements