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HEFCW Council member biography

Dame Sandra (Alexandra) Burslem

Dame Sandra Burslem

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

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 had membership of OFQUAL Northern Ireland Committee and Audit and Risk Committee and was also Deputy Chair of OFQUAL’s Council 2010-2013. Dame Sandra is Chair of the School Governors at Chetham's School of Music, and a board member and Chair of Audit at the Royal Northern College of Music. 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.

Declarations of interest
Board member and Chair of Audit, Royal Northern College of Music
Member, OFQUAL Northern Ireland Committee
Member, OFQUAL Audit and Risk Committee
Chair of the School Governors,Chetham's School of Music; Feoffee of Chetham's Hospital Foundation

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