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Governance & Staff

Charity governance refers to the set of policies, procedures, and practices that guide the operations of a charity and ensure its accountability and transparency to its stakeholders and beneficiaries - that's you, our students, and the College.

The Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the most senior governing body of RCA Students' Union. It provides the strategic direction and vision of the organisation by ensuring that we are working towards our Strategy, and verifies that our staff and student leaders are conducting their activities safely and legally. The Board of Trustees approves RCA Students' Union's annual budget and examines its financial performance, issuing our Annual Reports.

The Board of Trustees meets six to eight times a year, and has two subcommittees: Finance & Risk and Remuneration & People.

Currently, the Board of Trustees consists of seven members, one observer and a secretary. The membership of the board is currently divided between four external trustees, two sabbatical officer trustees and two student trustees.

Our trustees

External trustees

Jacqui Moore: Chair

Jane Crumpton-Taylor: Vice Chair

Frank Brown

Ed Pearson

Sabbatical Officer trustees

Kimberley Burrows: President

Thomas Cury: Vice President

Student trustees

Roisin Sullivan



John Schless: College


Ryan Lea: Director of RCASU

Constitution and Byelaws