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CONGREGATION 21 October 2 p.m.

Approval of nomination of `external' members of the Council of the University

The nomination by Council, under the provisions of section 4 (7)–(10) of Statute VI (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, as amended by the statute approved by Congregation on 15 October 2002 and subsequently by Her Majesty in Council, Gazette, pp. 183, 250, 1335), of DAME PAULINE NEVILLE-JONES and MR BERNARD TAYLOR as members of Council for three and four years respectively from Michaelmas Term 2003 will be submitted for approval.

Notes on the nominated `external' members of Council

Dame Pauline Neville-Jones, DCMG, read modern history at LMH and was a Harkness Fellow of the Commonwealth Fund in the United States (1961-3). She served in the British Diplomatic Service in, among other places, Singapore, Washington DC, the European Commission in Brussels and Bonn. She was a foreign affairs adviser to John Major, chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee in Whitehall (1991-4) and, as Political Director in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, led the British delegation to the Dayton peace conference on Bosnia in 1995. Between 1995 and 2000 she worked in the City of London as a Managing Director in NatWest Markets and as Vice Chairman of Hawkpoint Partners, a Corporate Advisory house. She is now Chairman of QinetiQ Group plc and of the Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC), and the International Governor of the BBC. She is a Doctor of the Open and London Universities.

Bernard J. Taylor read chemistry at St John's (1975). He began his career at Smiths Industries, before moving to banking at Baring Brothers and Co Ltd and then at Robert Fleming and Co Ltd, where he was Deputy Chairman and Cheif Executive. He is currently Vice-Chairman (Investment Banking) at J.P.Morgan plc. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Chairman of Isis Innovation Ltd, and a non-executive director of Oxford Instruments and of TI Automotive Ltd.

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