Today Jayne Aldridge (Director - Services for Students, Kingston University) takes the role of Chair on the AMOSSHE Executive Committee, in place of Ben Bailey (Director of Student Services, University of Birmingham).
Ben has stepped down from the role in order to lead the establishment of the professional services community for the University of Birmingham's new overseas campus in Dubai. Jayne was previously AMOSSHE’s Vice Chair (Operations), and nominated for the role of Chair in 2016. Jayne will now occupy this key position until the end of the 2017/18 academic year.
Executive Member Nicole Redman (Director of Student Support, University of East London) replaces Jayne as Vice Chair (Operations) until September 2018. Nicole has many years’ experience of the Vice Chair (Operations) role, having only recently stepped down from the position.
To take the Executive Member vacancy left by Nicole, the Executive Committee has invited Rotimi Akinsete (Director of Wellbeing, University of Surrey) to join the AMOSSHE leadership team for the remainder of 2017/18. Rotimi nominated to join the Executive in June, and AMOSSHE is delighted to be able to welcome him on board.
Many thanks to Ben Bailey for all his hard work as AMOSSHE Chair, and for his commitment and dedication to AMOSSHE for many years. The AMOSSHE Executive and National Office teams wish him all the best for his exciting undertakings in Dubai!
In his farewell message to AMOSSHE members, Ben said:
“AMOSSHE has been an incredibly important part of my life in higher education in the UK, and is a community of people that have been a source of strength and inspiration in equal measure. I have met amazing people and have never ceased to be impressed by the dedication and professionalism that our members bring to their work day in and day out, often in very challenging circumstances. The passion that you show for seeking better outcomes for students and your colleagues is tremendous. I wish you all well and I will watch with immense interest and pride the continued development of AMOSSHE.”
Find out more about the AMOSSHE Executive Committee.