Officers and Committee Members

UCU@UEA Officers and Committee Members 2020/21

If you wish to contact a member of the committee directly, you can do so by looking up their name in the global address list in Outlook.  Alternatively, please email the UCU office ( and your enquiry will be forwarded on to the relevant individual.  If you are interested in running for one of the positions on the committee, please look over the current officer descriptions and feel free to get in touch with any of us for an informal chat about the role.


  • Chair/President, Benjamin Jones (HIS)
  • Vice Chair/VP, Mark Hobbs (IIH)
  • Secretary,  Mark Walmsley (IIH)
  • Treasurer, Pierre Bocquillon (PPL)
  • Recruitment & Membership Secretary, Jo Drugan  (PPL)
  • Equality Officer,  Katherine Deane (HSC)
  • Anti-Casualisation Officer, James McLean (AMA)
  • Health & Safety Officer,  Susan Sayce (NBS)

Ordinary Committee members

  • Georgia Philip (SWK )
  • Georgia Walker Churchman (IIH)
  • Michael Kyriacou (IIH)
  • Jessica Budds (DEV), Environmental representative
  • Phil Leftwich (BIO)
  • Nadine Zubair (IIH) Joint representative for Black, Ethnic and Racialised Minorities
  • Spyros Themelis (EDU)  Joint representative for Black, Ethnic and Racialised Minorities

Working Group Chairs

Academic Progression: Pierre Bocquillon

Anti-Casualisation: James McLean

Equality, Diversity, Inclusion, Health and Safety: Katherine Deane and Susan Sayce

Finance and Workforce: Ben Jones

Workload: Mark Walmsley

School and Department Representatives

School and department reps should make themselves known to new members.  If you do not know who your rep is, or are interested in becoming a rep yourself, then please email

Health & Safety representatives

Susan Sayce

Casework Manager and Branch Administrator

Rachel Henderson

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