Glyndwr University Governors

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Glyndwr University Governors

Introducing Glyndŵr University’s current board of governors:

Neil Ashbridge

Paul Barlow

Joanne Corless

Travis Davies

Barry Flynn (Co-opted member of the Audit Committee)

Celia Jenkins JP

Barrie Jones

Professor Sandra Jowett

Emily Karim

Gill Kreft

Rebecca Maxwell

Paul McGrady MBA CPFA

Tim Mitchell (Co-opted member of the Audit Committee)

Judy Owen

Maxine Penlington OBE

Professor Norman Sharp OBE

Askar Sheibani

Phil Storrow

Dr Colin Stuhlfelder

David Subacchi

Professor Maria Hinfelaar

Vincent Ryan LLB (Co-opted member of the Nominations and Governance Committee)

Emma Perrin (Co-opted member of Audit Committee)

Brian Everett (Co-opted member of the Human Resources Committee)

Glyndwr University

Wrexham Glyndŵr University is a British university with campuses at Wrexham, Northop and St Asaph in north-east Wales; and at Kingston upon Thames, London. It offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as professional courses. GU had 6,660 students in 2015/16.

Formerly known as the North East Wales Institute of Higher Education (NEWI), it was granted full university status in 2008 after being a member of the University of Wales since 2003. The university is named after the medieval Welsh prince Owain Glyndŵr, who first suggested the establishment of universities throughout Wales in the early 15th century.


The university’s origins date back to the opening of Wrexham School of Science and Art (WSSA) in 1887. At this time Viriamu Jones called for a University of Wales. The WSSA began offering University of London-validated degrees in science in 1924. The original name of Wrexham School of Science and Art was changed several times. In 1927, it became Denbighshire Technical Institute, becoming Denbighshire Technical College in 1939 and North East Wales Institute of Higher Education in 1975 by the merger of Denbighshire Technical College, Cartrefle Teacher Training College and Kelsterton College of Connah’s Quay, Deeside. Initially, its degrees were validated by the University of Salford. Some famous alumni include William Roberts, Srinjoy Guha and Rupert Humphrey among others.