Strategy Committee

The Strategy Committee meets monthly and is chaired by the Head of School.

Next meeting :  Wednesday 30th August 2023, 11am-1pm, in the Turing Room/Microsoft Teams.

To advise the Head of School on strategy, policy and resource allocation within the School of Informatics.



Member category How appointed Incumbent
Head of School (Chair)                                                                                      Ex officio Helen Hastie 
Deputy Head of School  Ex officio

Matthias Hennig

Director of Teaching  Ex officio Björn Franke
Director of Graduate School  Ex officio Nigel Topham       
Director of Research  Ex officio

Perdita Stevens 

Director of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion                              

Ex officio

Chris Heunen

Director of Commercialisation and Industry Engagement Ex officio Jim Ashe
Director of AIAI Ex officio Paul Jackson
Director of ANC

Ex officio

Douglas Armstrong

Director of ICSA

Ex officio

Paul Patras

Director of ILCC

Ex officio

Alex Lascarides

Director of IPAB

Ex officio

Ram Ramamoorthy 

Director of LFCS 

Ex officio                                                   

Julian Bradfield 

Director of Professional Services Ex officio Joy Candlish
Deputy Director of Professional Services Ex officio Janet Ball
Research Staff representative Appointed  Vacant
Professional Services representative Appointed  Janet Ball

In attendance, as required


Director of Internationalisation

Ex officio

Bob Fisher

Director of Students Ex officio Fiona McNeill

Officer of the Committee: Director of Professional Services

Clerk to the Committee: PA to Head of School

Appointment of members and term of office

Appointed members shall be appointed from the respective constituency with the support of the membership of that constituency.

Appointed members shall serve for a term of two consecutive years with the option of an extension for a further year.


Others may be in attendance at meetings of the Committee, at the discretion of the Chair, as the business of the Committee may determine.


At the discretion of the Chair, members who are unable to attend may nominate a substitute, who will act with the member's authority.


To Head of School.

Frequency of meetings

During Semester 1 meetings take place on the last Wednesday of every month and every two months during Semester 2.  Additional meetings may be arranged, as required.

Meeting/ Minutes for the Academic Year 2022/23

All papers presented to this committee must use the template below:


 Date Agenda Papers Minutes
24 August 2022


28 September 2022  
26 October 2022  
14 December 2022  
25 January 2023  
31 March 2023  
31 May 2023
28 June 2023  


Minutes from previous years