2020 AGM Calling notice





Notice of given for the fifth Annual General Meeting (the 'Meeting') of the Company, and the 27th Annual General Meeting of the association, to be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday 11 June 2020 online via MS Teams for the following purposes:

1. To receive Chair’s welcome and apologies received

2. To consider and, if thought fit, approve the following resolutions, to be proposed as Ordinary Resolutions of the Company:

A. To approve the minutes of the 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Company held on 28 March 2019.

B. To receive and adopt the annual report of the Trustees and the accounts of the Company for the financial year ended 31 December 2019.

C. To re-appoint Wenn Townsend the auditors of the Company to hold office from the conclusion of this meeting until the conclusion of the next general meeting of the Company at which audited accounts are laid, and to authorise the directors to fix their remuneration.

D. To note the resignations of Mr. Mike Cope and Mrs. Elizabeth Bailey as Trustees and Directors of the Company, both having ceased employment with member institutions.

E. To consider and, if thought fit, appoint the following honorary officers (each of whom has consented to act) to stand as honorary officers of the Company from the close of this meeting for a term of two years in accordance with its Articles of Association, or as otherwise specified in any future amendments made to the Articles which are approved by the members of the Company:

  • Dean Phillips as Honorary Treasurer of the Company.
    Proposed by David Telford, University of Stirling.
    Seconded by Adrian Ellison, University of West London
  • Paul Butler as Honorary Secretary of the Company.
    Proposed by Gareth McAleese, Ulster University
    Seconded by James Blair, University of Stirling

F. To elect two Elected Members to serve in place of Mr. Mike Cope and Mrs. Elizabeth Bailey. Nominations for the two positions are as follows:

Nominee Member institution Proposer Seconder
Garod Barker Richmond upon Thames College Franco Noto,
College of North West London
Darren Tysoe,
Regent’s University London
Sarah Cockrill
Coventry University David Telford,
University of Stirling
Nathalie Czechowski,
University of South Wales
Arthur Clune University of York Nick Leake,
Kings College London
Mathew Flower,
University of Wolverhampton
Paul Harness Lancaster University Claire Priestley,
City University of London
Heidi Fraser-Krauss,
University of York
Darren Tysoe Regent’s University Paula Vickers,
Middlesex University London
Helen Hammond,
WMC - The Camden College


G. In accordance with the Articles of Association of the Company: To accept the nominations of the Special Interest Group Committees and appoint the Chairs of the Special Interest Groups of the Charity as follows:  

Group Chair Proposer Seconder
Corporate Information Systems
Gareth McAleese,
Ulster University
James Smith,
Birkbeck, University of London
James Blair,
University of Stirling
Digital Capabilities Group
Kerry Pinny,
University of Warwick
Julie Adams,
Staffordshire University
Elaine Swift,
University of Worcester
Digital Education Group
Richard Goodman,
Loughborough University
Farzana Latif,
University of Sheffield
Julie Voce,
City, University of London
Enterprise Architecture
Lex Wilkinson,
Sheffield Hallam University
Stephane Pajon,
Coventry University
Karl Walker,
University of Exeter
HEIDS Brian Henderson,
University of Aberdeen
Jonathan Monk,
University of Dundee
David Telford,
University of Stirling
Infrastructure Group
Mathew Flower,
University of Wolverhampton
Joanna Radley,
University of Huddersfield
Guilherme De Sousa,
Heriot-Watt University
Leadership Conference Committee
(Caretaker Chair)
Claire Priestley,
City, University of London
Drew Cook,
University of Lincoln
Adrian Ellison,
University of West London
ucisa London Group
Trevor Baxter,
King’s College London
Darren Tysoe,
Regent’s University London
Nick Leake,
Kings College London
Project and Change Management Group
Sally Jorjani,
Edinburgh Napier University
David Telford,
University of Stirling
Drew Cook,
University of Lincoln
Software and
Software Procurement Group
Tina Pask,
University of London
Mark Allinson,
Edge Hill University
Robert Silk,
University College London
Support Services Group
Joint chair
Lisa McDonald,
University of Edinburgh
Tim Ingham,
University of Lincoln
Alistair Reid-Pearson,
University of Huddersfield
Joint Chair
Andy Scott,
Durham University
Henrik Brogger,
Queen Mary University of London
Lisa McDonald,
University of Edinburgh
Women in Tech
Lynne Newbitt,
Loughborough University
Vicky Wilkie,
University of York
Carla Thornley,
University of Oxford
Networking Group* David Hayling,
University of Kent
Matthew Flower,
University of Wolverhampton
Mark Franklin,
University of Sheffield


* members are asked to note the Networking Group are working with the Infrastructure Group to merge the two groups. David Hayling will remain chair of the Networking Group to completion of the merger.


H. To receive the Treasurer’s Report for the financial year ended 31 December 2019 and summary Budget for the current year ending 31 December 2020.

I. To approve the increase in subscription fees by 12.5% for 2021

This reflects the discussion at the ucisa AGM in 2019 where an initial rise of 12.5% in 2020 was approved as part of a phased approach with an anticipated further 12.5% increase necessary in  2021, in recognition of the fact that subscription fees had been held constant since 2009. It was noted at the 2019 AGM that in real terms, based on annual inflation figures from the ONS, over  the last 10 years the value of subscription income for ucisa had fallen by some 45%, and that this was unsustainable.


3. To consider any other business

By order of the board

Dean Philips

Dean Phillips, Director
Registered office: 30 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3LE


1. A member of the Company is entitled to appoint another person as his proxy to exercise all or any of his rights to attend and to speak and vote at the meeting.

2. A form of proxy is enclosed. To be effective, the proxy form or other instrument appointing a proxy must be completed and signed and delivered to the registered office of the Company or delivered by electronic communication as specified below not later than 48 hours before the time for holding the meeting. Any power of attorney or any other authority under which the instrument appointing a proxy is signed (or a duly certified copy of such power or authority) must be included.

3. Where the member is not an individual person, a statement by the person submitting the proxy form of their authority to appoint a proxy must also be included.

4. Appointing a proxy does not preclude a member from attending and voting at the meeting in person.

5. To deliver an appointment of a proxy by electronic communication, scan the duly signed instrument appointing a proxy and any supporting documents in a .pdf, .jpg or .tiff format (so that the documents are legible and the signature is clearly visible) and send to the email address for delivery of proxies specified below. Any document or information relating to proxies for the meeting or otherwise relating to proceedings at the meeting may be sent by email to that address (but not to any other address or number for electronic communications mentioned in this document or any document accompanying it) provided that it is received no less than 24 hours before the meeting, but any electronic address or number provided in this notice or in any related document (including the proxy form) may not be used to communicate with the Company for any purposes other than as expressly stated.

6. If you do not give your proxy an indication of how to vote on any resolution, your proxy will vote or abstain from voting at his discretion. Your proxy will vote (or abstain from voting) as he thinks fit in relation to any other matter which is put before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.

7. Any appointment under a proxy notice may be revoked by delivering a notice to the Charity by the member who gave the proxy notice to the email or postal address below or by hand at the meeting. Such notice will only be effective if received by the Charity prior to the start of the meeting.

Email address for the delivery of proxy forms: admin@ucisa.ac.uk