The Governance Team
Frank Toop, University Secretary
Frank Toop is University Secretary. His role is to run the University Council and its Committees and he reports to the Chair of Council (click for role profile in the Ordinances). He started his career at the City of London Polytechnic (now part of London Metropolitan University) before coming to City University London where he has served as Director of Finance and then as Director of Resources with a larger brief covering Finance, Property and Facilities, and Human Resources. He is currently a member of the HEFCE Audit Committee, a member of Audit Committee at Goldsmiths, University of London and Governor and Chair of Audit Committee at Bromley College of Further and Higher Education. He has been a Governor of Heythrop College, University of London and a Non Executive Director of a NHS Trust.
Xan Kite, Assistant University Secretary
Xan is Assistant University Secretary and she works with the other members of the Governance Office to provide the information, processes and arrangements necessary for the Council and its Committees to govern the University. Xan has worked in Higher Education in the UK since 1990 and has varied experience in Departmental and School administration and Academic Registrar's office responsibilities as well as governance and support for the resource management responsibilities traditionally associated with the role of a University Secretary.
Sarah Lawton and Kathy Kingwill, Governance Administrators
The Governance Administrators assist the University Secretary and the Assistant University Secretary.