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HEFCW Council member biography

Dame Sandra (Alexandra) Burslem - Deputy Chair

Dame Sandra Burslem

Appointment: 1 December 2008 to 30 November 2011; 1 December 2011 to 30 November 2014; 1 December 2014 to 30 November 2017

Dame Sandra Burslem was Vice-Chancellor of Manchester Metropolitan University from 1997-2005. She was then appointed a Civil Service Commissioner from 2005-2010. She was a member of OFQUAL's Northern Ireland Committee and its Audit and Risk Committee, and was also Deputy Chair of OFQUAL’s Council 2010-2013. Dame Sandra is the Chair of the School Governors at Chetham's School of Music and a Trustee of the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI). Dame Sandra was a member of the Bench of Manchester City Magistrates from 1981-2010 and a board member and Chair of Audit at the Royal Northern College of Music from 2005-2014. She was awarded an OBE for services to higher education in 1992, and became a Dame Commander of the British Empire in the New Year Honours in 2004. She was also High Sheriff for the County of Greater Manchester in 2006-2007.

Declared interests
Organisation in which interest existsNature of interest
1. Chetham's School of MusicChair of the School of Governors
2. Chetham's Hospital FoundationFeoffee
3. Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI)Trustee (non-remunerated)
4. Rhodes Foundation Scholarship TrustTrustee (non-remunerated)
5. Manchester International SocietyChair of Trustees (non-remunerated)

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