Eastern Arc is governed by a Board and Steering Committee, and is run by our Director with support from the thematic champions.
The Board is the senior decision-making body of Eastern Arc. It provides strategic leadership to the Consortium, and takes collective responsibility for its long-term success.
The Board comprises:
- The vice chancellors of the universities of East Anglia, Essex and Kent
- The PVCs/DVCs responsible for research and innovation at each university
- The directors of the research and innovation services at each university
- Julia Sheldrake (UEA) interim
- Rob Singh (Essex)
- Kerry Barber (Kent)
The Steering Committee
The Steering Committee provides the operational leadership of Eastern Arc. It gives oversight and monitors the initiative. It supports and advises the Director, and holds him to account for the performance of EARC.
The Steering Committee consists of the PVCs/DVCs and directors of services (as above).
The Director of Eastern Arc
The Director is Phil Ward. He provides day-to-day leadership of the Consortium, enacting the Strategy prepared by the Steering Committee and approved by the Board. He has the delegated authority to make decisions that accord with the wishes of the Committee.
The thematic champions are at the heart of our endeavour. We will be working with them to identify areas of common strength across the three universities in each of our four focus areas, and these will act as a focus for research and the funding that underlies it, as well as the essential engagement with the wider community in our region and beyond.
The full list of champions is available here.