Council and Main Committees

  • Thursday 24 October 2013
  • NO. 5038
  • VOL. 144

Council of the University

Nomination of external member of Council

Under regulation 9.3 of Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002, the nomination below shall be deemed to be approved unless not later than 4pm on Thursday, 31 October, the Registrar has received from not fewer than 20 members of Congregation a written request for a postal ballot to be taken in respect of that nomination.

Approval of nomination of the Right Honourable Lord Drayson as an external member of Council

The nomination by Council, under the provisions of section 4(7)–(10) of Statute VI, of the Right Honourable Lord Drayson as a member of Council for a period of two terms from Hilary term 2014, to fill the vacancy left by Sir Paul Nurse standing down from Council, is submitted for approval.

Notes on the nominated external member of Council

The Right Honourable Lord Drayson (Paul Drayson) graduated in Production Engineering (Aston University, 1982) and has a PhD in Robotics (Aston University, 1985). His early career was with BL Technology and Trebor Group as a Development Engineer. He then began his career as a science entrepreneur, founding Lambourn Food Company in 1987, leading its management buyout in 1989 and founding Genisys Development in 1991. In 1993 he co-founded and was Chairman and CEO of PowderJect, an Oxford University spin-out company that he led over ten years until the sale of the company in 2003. He was appointed to the House of Lords in 2004, was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Defence Equipment and Support and Minister of State for Business and Regulatory Reform from 2005–7 and was Minister of State for Science and Innovation from 2008–10. He has been a member of the Privy Council since 2008. In 2007 he co-founded Drayson Racing Technologies LLP, a motorsport research and development business based near Oxford airport, and he is currently Managing Partner. He has considerable motor-racing experience, including racing twice in the Le Mans 24-Hour. Lord Drayson was Science Entrepreneur in Residence at the Saïd Business School from 2003–5. He has been a member of the Advisory Board at Isis Innovation, Chairman of Oxford Children’s Hospital Appeal and since 2010 has been President of the Motorsports Industry Association. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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Congregation 22 October

Declaration of Approval of Legislative Proposal: Statute XI: University Discipline

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the legislative proposal concerning Statute XI: University Discipline approved.

Council of the University

Register of Congregation

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the following names have been added to the Register of Congregation:

Blanco-Vazquez, E, IT Services

Bonfiglio, E, Pembroke

Dutton, A S, Keble

Farrell, P E, Christ Church

Frenz, M G, St Cross

Gargent, F P, St Hilda's

Gingrich, J, Magdalen

Gyrd-Hansen, M, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

Mckenzie, W J, St Hilda's

Parsons, J B, Corpus Christi

Pasechnik, D V, Computer Science

Soonawalla, K Z, Keble

Tarasov, A, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

Tsui, P W, NDM Experimental Medicine Division

Warner, M S, All Souls

Westwood, M A, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology

Zaid, I M, Christ Church

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