Trustee Profiles

Sabbatical Trustees

Asha Ali

SU PRESIDENT

LAURA ROBINSON

VP EDUCATION

MOLLY PURCELL

VP SERVICES & ENGAGEMENT

GRETA REMEIKAITE

VP SOUTHEND

MICHAEL BANAHENE

VP STUDENT EXPERIENCE

ANA-MARIA BICHIR

VP COMMUNITY & Welfare

JAKE TRAN

VP INTERNATIONAL

Student Trustees

Vacant 

 

 

 

External Trustees

 

 

 

 

Barry van Eupen

How long have you been a trustee?

Since October 2011

A bit of background

I am an alumnus of the University and have lived in Wivenhoe and  Colchester for 20 years.  

An experienced Non-Executive Director of a Registered Society (a membership organisation), providing financial products and services to support job creation, job sustainability and to strengthen communities.  I am also Chair of its Finance Committee.

A volunteer with the University’s Employability & Careers Centre, and the University Students’ Union society ENACTUS; I have been supporting Essex University students for five years.

 

Lee Rodwell

How long have you been a trustee?

Since May 2017

A bit of background

I studied for both my BA and MA at Essex many years ago now and I am really delighted to be able to return and hopefully make a positive contribution to the lives of current Essex students.

My day job is also in higher education, working as Director of Development at University of the Arts London (UAL), giving me responsibility for all of the university's fundraising and alumni relations activity.  I have been a professional fundraiser for a range of organisations in different sectors, including in international development, human rights, and the arts, and have also been a Trustee of two other charities prior to joining the SU Board.