Organising for Success Governance

Governance

Governance

Organising for Success is governed by an Oversight Group, supported by the Project Operational Group and subsequent strand project teams.

Delivery will be supported by an Executive Group Lead and Project Director, with each strand project team also having a Supporting Project Manager from the Business Improvement and Projects Unit. 

Professional service support will be embedded across the project via coordinators for Human Resources, Learning & Organisational Development, Communications, Finance, Information Services and Estates.

Throughout the process, key project staff will also meet regularly with a sub-group of the Joint Staff Negotiating and Consultation Committee to ensure an ongoing and open dialogue.  

Read more on the full governance structure for Organising for Success.

Oversight Group

Oversight Group

The Oversight Group sets the vision, strategy and overall direction for Organising for Success. It is chaired by Vice-Chancellor Karen Cox and consists of all members of Executive Group, including Directors of Division once appointed, plus the Organising for Success Project Director and Communications Coordinator. It will be supported be an external adviser who will act as a 'critical friend' throughout the project. 

Full membership of the Oversight Group is listed below.

Oversight Group

  • Chair and Project Sponsor: Vice-Chancellor Professor Karen Cox
  • Chief Operating Officer and EG Project Lead: Denise Everitt
  • DVC Academic Strategy, Planning and Performance: Professor Georgina Randsley de Moura
  • DVC Engagement and Civic Mission: David Nightingale
  • DVC Education and Student Experience: Professor Christina Hughes
  • DVC Research and Innovation: Professor Philippe de Wilde
  • Director of Finance: Jane Higham
  • Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development: Alison Ross-Green
  • Directors of Division: TBC

Additional attendees:

  • Project Director: Mark Ellis, Assistant Director, University Operations Support
  • External Adviser: Nick Outlaw, Outlaw Consulting LLP
  • Communications Coordinator: Tim Davies, Strategic Comms & Engagement Manager
  • Secretary to Oversight Group: Silvia Rasca, Assistant Project Manager, Business Improvement and Projects Unit

Read the full Terms of Reference for the Oversight Group.

Project Operational Group

Project Operational Group

The Project Operational Group is responsible for delivering the core strands of Organising for Success. It is chaired by Executive Group Project Lead Denise Everitt, and consists of each Strand Lead plus the Project Director and professional service coordinators. 

Full membership of the Project Operational Group is listed below.

Project Operational Group

  • Chair and Executive Group Project Lead: Denise Everitt
  • Project Director: Mark Ellis, Assistant Director, University Operations Support
  • Strand Lead, Executive Leadership: Alison Ross-Green, Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development
  • Strand Lead, Establishing Academic Divisions: Professor Georgina Randsley de Moura, DVC Academic Strategy, Planning and Performance
  • Strand Lead, Divisional Operations: Mark Ellis, Assistant Director, University Operations Support
  • Strand Lead, Professional Services, Devolution and Financial Model: Rosie Holden, Director of Student Services
  • Strand Lead, Standing Down Faculties: Melissa Mulhall, Assistant Director, Student Engagement and Experience
  • HR Coordinator: Nikki Hyde, Assistant HR Director, Major & Strategic Projects
  • Learning & Organisational Development Coordinator: Clemence Marest, Assistant HR Director, Learning & Organisational Development
  • Finance Coordinator: Garry Beesley, Head of Financial Planning
  • IS Coordinator: Bonnie Ferguson, Head of IT Support
  • Estates Coordinator: Helen Holland, Head of Space Management
  • Communications Coordinator: Tim Davies, Strategic Comms & Engagement Manager

Additional attendees:

  • Secretary to Project Operational Group: Claire Southon, Assistant Project Manager, Business Improvement and Projects Unit

Read the full Terms of Reference for the Project Operational Group

Strand Project Teams

Strand Project Teams

Each individual strand will have its own Strand Project Team, which will be chaired by the Strand Lead with assistance from a Supporting Project Manager. The make-up of these teams will be decided shortly – we anticipate a number of colleagues from across the University will be invited to join by Strand Leads as appropriate, with involvement agreed between them and their line managers. Strand Leads will also be responsible for establishing ways to engage with staff on specific areas as appropriate throughout the project. 

Find our more about the main strands for Organising for Success on the Implementation page.