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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, a board member and Chair of Audit at the Royal Northern College 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. 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. Royal Northern College of MusicBoard member and Chair of Audit
2. Chetham's School of MusicChair of the School of Governors
3. Chetham's Hospital FoundationFeoffee
4. Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI)Trustee (non-remunerated)

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