View the current RAU governance members
The Royal Agricultural University is a limited company and a registered charity. The directors and trustees are all non-executive.
There are between 12 and 18 independent governors who are appointed to serve for up to three terms of three years on the Governing Council. The Governing Council can also appoint up to five co-opted governors who provide special skills to Council or work on particular projects. Three elected staff representatives and two Student Union Officers also sit on Governing Council but are not directors or trustees.
Beneath the Governing Council are a range of sub-committees that either report to it directly or through the Senior Management Group; these sub-committees are chaired by governors.
The University is run on a day to day basis by an executive senior management group chaired by the Vice-Chancellor.