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
Professor Paul Boyle (chair)
Dr David Ashton
Leeds Beckett University
Nominated by our core funders
Principal and CEO
Dumfries and Galloway College
Former director of solution architecture
EMEA at Amazon Web Services
Chief executive officer
Principal and chief executive officer, Hull College
Nominated by the Association of Colleges (AoC)
Professor Sir Chris Husbands
Sheffield Hallam University
Former chief financial officer
Dr David Pilsbury
Chief development officer
Oxford International Education Group
Professor Lisa Roberts
Vice chancellor and chief executive
University of Exeter
Nominated by Universities UK
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.
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).