University of East London Board of Governors

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University of East London Board of Governors

University of East London Board of Governors

Welcome to the Board of Governors page. Here you can find information about the Board of Governors and its committees, and news about the work that Governors are doing on behalf of UEL.

University of East London Board of Governors, Independent Governors

Mark Stephens CBE (Chair of the Board)

Mark Stephens studied law at UEL (then North East London Polytechnic) in the early 1980s and, after graduating, developed his career as a champion of artistic expression. Now a senior member of the law firm Finers Stephens Innocent, Mark has practised before every level of Court in England and Wales, and regularly appears before the European Court of Human Rights and the Privy Council.

Mark is also a prolific commentator, broadcaster, blogger and writer, and his views on arts, law, media and human rights are frequently sought by the media. He holds a number of Government-sanctioned regulatory and charitable appointments.

Mark Hannam (Deputy Chair)

Mark Hannam is the Chair of Numbers for Good, a financial consultancy firm that helps organisations to fund social and environmental projects to achieve sustainable social and financial returns.  He is also the Chair of the Curwen Print Study Centre, an arts charity, and the Independent Director on the Board of IMMFA, a City trade association.

Previously he spent 12 years working as an investment manager in the City of London, for the Bank of England, Citibank and Barclays. Mark has PhD in philosophy and is an honorary Research Associate at the Institute of Philosophy at the University of London.

Sunny Crouch OBE

Hailed as an inspiration to women, Sunny’s long and successful career has spanned business, marketing, education, regeneration, tourism and the voluntary sector. During her distinguished and successful career in regeneration, for over 20 years she was responsible for the leadership, planning and successful delivery of transformational regeneration initiatives in the City of Portsmouth and in London Docklands.