The Board comprises 15 members and meets at least four times a year to carry out its business. Trustees are elected (or selected) via the criteria established within the Union’s Articles of Association to ensure both student leadership and the recruitment of professional expertise.

Sabbatical Trustees (x7)

The Sabbatical Trustees are the 7 annually elected sabbatical officers who act as the Union’s primary student representatives and who take on specific portfolios of responsibility. Sabbatical officers are paid employees who take a year out of their studies, or carry out the role after completion of their final year, to undertake the role. The Union President is a Sabbatical Trustee and oversees the work of the other sabbatical officers. The Union President is the ex officio Chair of the Board.

Students' Union President

Jackie Yip
029 2078 1425

Vice President Education

Tomos Evans
029 2078 1428

Vice President Welfare And Campaigns

James Wareham
029 2078 1422

Vice President Sports & Athletic Union President

Jude Pickett
029 2078 1438

Vice President Societies and Volunteering

Orla Tarn
029 2078 1427

Vice President Heath Park

Shekina Ortom
029 2078 1420

Vice President Postgraduate Students

Nick Fox
029 2078 1408

Student Trustees (x3)

The Student Trustees are studying students who undertake the vole on a voluntary basis whilst completing their studies and can serve for up to two years. Students are invited to apply to be Student Trustees as and when vacancies arise and are nominated based on their knowledge, skills and experience.

Student Trustee

Bella Gropper

Student Trustee

Daniel Onafuwa

Student Trustee

Ryan Singh

University Nominated Trustees (x2)

The University Nominated Trustees are nominated by the University Council, with at least one of them being a serving member of the University Council. The University Nominated Trustees bring professional skills to the Board as well as an excellent understanding of Cardiff University. University Nominated Trustees undertake the vole on a voluntary basis for four years and can serve a maximum of four terms.


University Nominated Trustee

Ray Singh

University Nominated Trustee

Jayne Sadgrove

External Trustees (x3)

The External Trustees are nominated by the Board based on their professional knowledge, skills and experience they can bring to the Board. External Trustees undertake the role on a voluntary basis and often take on additional responsibilities within the sub-committees of the Board. External Trustees serve four year terms and can serve for up to four terms.

External Trustee

Dick Roberts

External Trustee

Bethan Walsh

External Trustee

Natasha Applasamy