Announcement of Non-Academic Staff Council Election Results

Posted on 02/09/2013
Announcement of Non-Academic Staff Council Election Results

The ballot papers were counted at 12.00 noon on Thursday 29 August 2013 and the results are as follows:


Number of ballot papers issued 1110

Number of ballot papers returned 278

Number of void ballot papers returned 0


Mrs Marta Baker 87

Mr John Brannan 204

Mr Adrian Machiraju 71

Miss Sarah Moffat 109

Dr Emmett Sullivan 96

Miss Elaine Turton 86

Mr James Wilshire 79

Mr Ross Wilson 65


I therefore declare that the following members of non-academic staff have been elected to Council:


John Brannan, whose term of office shall run from 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2016.


Sarah Moffat, whose term of office shall run from 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2016.


Emmett Sullivan, whose term of office shall run from 1 October 2013 to 31 July 2015 as he is filling the casual vacancy created by the departure of Richard Mallett.


Successful candidates’ statements:


John Brannan


I am seeking re-election to College Council. As a Council member I have been committed to ensuring that Non-Academic staff have a voice and genuine, relevant representation on the College Council.


I have been with the College since 2000. In that time I have been involved in representing many staff members in my capacity as Senior Union officer for the GMB. I also represent those members of staff who are not in a Union, who seek specific and general advice on work related issues.


I am keen to ensure that as the College moves forward in these uncertain times, which present both challenge and opportunity, that the good work and dedication of staff, particularly in support services is recognised. My task would be to ensure that these staff are kept well informed, about issues, challenges, opportunities or changes that may impact their working environment.


If elected, I will endeavour at all times to report back to colleagues wherever appropriate, on matters of relevance to staff members.


Sarah Moffat


I have worked at Royal Holloway for around five years in various roles and have a broad experience of the College. My roles within Registry and the School of Biological Sciences have brought me into contact with a wide cross-section of the College’s staff, students, prospective students and alumni. My membership of the AUA (Association of University Administrators) has brought me into contact with professionals at many other institutions, developing my understanding of good practice within the sector. I would welcome the opportunity to bring that knowledge and experience to Council.


I believe that I can bring my experience of the College to the position of non-academic staff member of the College Council. I am committed to the life of the College, particularly as I am also an alumna, and would like the opportunity to play a key role in the immediate future of the College.


Emmett Sullivan


Emmett Sullivan has worked in History at Royal Holloway since 1997, having previously been employed at Leicester, ANU, La Trobe and VUW. While at Royal Holloway Emmett has been the Academic Co-ordinator for the Study Abroad Programme (2003-6) and, since 2006, the Senior Departmental Tutor in History (an academic-related role). In his capacity as a former UCU officer(2006-10) and previous Council Member representing non-academic staff (2010-11)Emmett has undertaken a wide range of activities on behalf of staff, including being an union negotiators for the 2007 Framework Agreement, plus acting as an observer to Academic Board and the College Council (before joining latter).Having held both academic and non-academic posts at RHUL, and due to his extensive activities on campus, Emmett is well placed to represent staff on Council and to use this forum to apply his substantial expertise to present the views of all members of staff.


Simon Higman

Registrar and College Secretary

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