HEFCW Council member biography
Dame Sandra (Alexandra) Burslem - Deputy Chair
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.
|Organisation in which interest exists||Nature of interest|
|1. Chetham's School of Music||Chair of the School of Governors|
|2. Chetham's Hospital Foundation||Feoffee|
|3. Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI)||Trustee (non-remunerated)|