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Anne was a senior civil servant until 2020. The majority of her career was in the Department for Education where she held a range of posts, many of which involved support for disadvantaged learners. Her final role was as Director of Further Education.
Before joining the civil service, Anne was an officer in the Royal Air Force serving in Hong Kong and at RAF Cranwell.

She is currently chair of trustees for a growing multi-academy trust in Leicestershire and governor of a large further education college. She is also vice chair and lead education trustee for NACRO, a national social justice charity.

Anne gained an MBA form Nottingham Business School and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

She is studying for a Masters in Philosophy.

A member of BGU Council since 2018, Bishop Nigel Peyton has been Assistant Bishop in Lincoln Diocese since 2017. He was previously Diocesan Bishop in Dundee, Scotland, following service as Archdeacon of Newark.

His governance experience includes service as a Governor of Abertay University Dundee, Chair of Trustees of St Margaret’s Residential Home for the Elderly Dundee, Non-Executive Director of the Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, School Governor and Magistrate in Nottingham.

Nigel has degrees in history and in theology from Edinburgh University and from Union Theological Seminary New York. His published Lancaster University doctorate explored contemporary Church of England Parish Clergy. An Honorary Scholar at Liverpool University Management School, Nigel’s continuing academic research focuses on Christianity, organisation and social context. He is passionate about stimulating faith in public life, inspiring young people, educational access and lifelong learning.


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Scott Fleming is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and has responsibility for the development and implementation of the academic aspects of the Strategic Plan, chairing relevant committees, and line-management of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students), Dean of Faculty, Directors of External Engagement and of Marketing, Recruitment and Communications, and the Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange.

Scott is Professor of Sport and Leisure Studies and has a long-standing interest in ‘race relations’ and youth studies which form part of a wider portfolio of research linked to equality and diversity. His work embraces the social sciences and humanities, and more recent projects have been concerned with organisational cultures and aspects of sport development linked to public health. Throughout his career, he has maintained an interest in research methods and research ethics.

A former Chair of the Leisure Studies Association (2004-2009), Scott was a Managing Editor of Leisure Studies (2010-2016) and is a member of the Editorial Board of The Sport Psychologist. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, of the Royal Society of Arts, and of the Higher Education Academy.

Scott was also a member of the Research Excellence Framework 2021 Equality and Diversity Advisory Panel and is currently a member of the Athena Swan Governance Committee, as well as being a Panel Chair for Advance HE’s Athena Swan and Race Equality Charters.



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