Council Secretariat

Council Secretariat enquiries number: 01865 (2)70008


Postal address: Council Secretariat, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD.

Director of Planning and Council Secretariat: Dr Michael Glover  
PA to the Director of Planning and Council Secretariat: Martina Harley

The Council Secretariat is responsible for administration relating to the University’s governance and compliance.

The Secretariat supports the University’s governance processes servicing Congregation, Council and many of its committees including the General Purposes Committee and the Finance Committee; maintaining the University’s statutes and regulations, and administering the University’s elections and appointments to its decision-making bodies.

The Secretariat’s compliance work includes handling all matters relating to the Data Protection and Freedom of Information Acts, the University’s anti-bribery and fraud procedures and, with IT Services, information security. The section is also responsible for supporting the University’s risk management processes including the maintenance of the University’s Strategic Risk Register.

The Director of Planning and Council Secretariat reports to the Registrar.