University Gazette, 13 November 2008: University
COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY
Approval of nominations of 'external' members of Council
¶ Under regulation 9.3 of Council Regulations 2 of 2002 (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 160, as amended on 12 October 2004, 7 March 2006 and 14 October 2008, Gazette, Vol. 135, p. 214; Vol. 136, p. 669, 16 February 2006; Vol. 139, pp. 5–8, 25 September 2008), each nomination below shall be deemed to be approved unless not later than 4 p.m. on Thursday, 27 November the Registrar has received from not fewer than twenty members of Congregation a written request for a postal ballot to be taken in respect of that nomination.
1. Approval of nomination of Sir Crispin Davis as an 'external' member of Council
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 on 8 May 2003, 7 February 2007 and 27 May 2008, Gazette, Vol. 133, pp. 183, 270, 1335, 29 May 2003; Vol. 137, pp. 1109–10, 788, 22 February 2007; Vol. 138, pp. 991–2, 1 May 2008, date of effect 1 October 2008), of SIR CRISPIN DAVIS, MA Oxf, as a member of Council for four years from Hilary Term 2009, is submitted for approval.
2. Approval of nomination of Sir Paul Nurse as an 'external' member of Council
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 on 8 May 2003, 7 February 2007 and 27 May 2008, Gazette, Vol. 133, pp. 183, 270, 1335, 29 May 2003; Vol. 137, pp. 1109–10, 788, 22 February 2007; Vol. 138, pp. 991–2, 1 May 2008, date of effect 1 October 2008), of SIR PAUL NURSE, B.SC Birm, PH.D East Ang, as a member of Council for four years from Michaelmas Term 2010, is submitted for approval.
Notes on the nominated 'external' members of Council
Sir Crispin Davis graduated in Modern History (Oriel, 1970). He then worked for Procter and Gamble from 1970 to 1990, holding a series of senior positions in the UK and Germany before becoming President of the company's North American food business. Between 1990 and 1993 he was Group Managing Director for Guinness Group, and then became Chief Executive Officer for Aegis Group plc, a leading global media service company, between 1994 and 1999. Since 2000 he has been Chief Executive Officer of Reed Elsevier plc, from which role he is due to retire in 2009. He was knighted in 2004, for services to publishing and information. Sir Crispin is a non-executive director of GlaxoSmithKline, a member of the Global Advisory Board for Citigroup, and a member of the Council and the Board of Trustees of the National Trust. He has in the past served on the Development Board of the Tate (2002–7) and the Oxford University Press Finance Committee (1994–9).
Sir Paul Nurse graduated in Biology from Birmingham University (1970). His Ph.D was in cell biology and biochemistry at the University of East Anglia. He did post- doctoral work in Bern, Edinburgh and Sussex before joining the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) in 1984. He was Iveagh Professor of Microbiology at Oxford from 1988 to 1993, before becoming Director of Research at ICRF, and later Director General in 1996. In 2002 Professor Nurse was appointed Chief Executive of Cancer Research UK, and he moved his laboratory to the United States when appointed President of Rockefeller University in 2003. In 1989 he became a Fellow of the Royal Society, and in 1995 he became a foreign associate of the United States National Academy of Sciences. In 1999 he was knighted for services to cancer research and cell biology. In 2001 Sir Paul was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine, and in 2002 he received the Légion d'Honneur. He has received a number of awards, including the Royal Society's Copley Medal in 2005. Amongst other non-executive positions, Sir Paul has been a non-executive trustee of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since 2006.
Finance Committee (corrigenda)
In the changes to the regulations, made on the recommendation of Council's Financial Processes Review Group (22 May 2008 with effect from 1 October 2008, Gazette, Vol. 138, p. 1116), the amendment to regulation 3.46 concerning the membership of the Finance Committee did not include the body making the appointment of members of Council in paragraphs (2)–(4) and the word 'nominated' was used in error instead of 'appointed' in paragraph (6).
In regulation 3.46 (previously numbered 3.44) of Council Regulations 15 of 2002 concerning the Finance Committee (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4634, 16 October 2002, p. 226), delete existing paragraphs (2)–(4) and substitute:
'(2)–(4) Three members of Council appointed by Council who are not members of Congregation or resident holders of teaching, research, or administrative posts in the University or in any college, society, or Permanent Private Hall;
(5) A person appointed by Council from among the members of Council elected by Congregation;
(6) A Head of House appointed by the Conference of Colleges.'
COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY
Register of Congregation
Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the following names have been added to the Register of Congregation:
Fawcett, N.W.P., Lady Margaret Hall
Felstead, A.P., Bodleian Library
Goudkamp, J.L.M., St Hilda's
Henderson, V., Oriel
Higgins, A.A., University
Khaitan, T., St Hilda's
Leimu, R.R., Pembroke
Menton, M.C.S., St Hugh's
Ramsden, J.D., St Peter's
Skipp, B.P., St Peter's
Woodcock, C.L., Public Affairs Directorate