Role of External Trustees

The University of Surrey Students' Union is a charitable organisation and is governed by a Board of Trustees.  The role of the trustees is to provide guidance on major issues.  Our Trustee Board consists of five full time student officers, one part time officer,  one University Trustee and four external Trustees.  External Trustees are appointed by our Appointments Committee.  The Board is supported by the senior management team in the Students' Union.  It is the role of the Board of Trustees to ensure there is prudent and proper administration of the organisation both legally and financially.  Our external trustees serve a term of office of up to 4 years initially, which can be extended for up to a further 4 years.   They can serve a maximum of 2 terms of office.  

Anthony Crampton

External Trustee Portfolio: 


Skills & passionsSabbatical linked
VP Activity



Harri ap Rees

Individual Trustee Portfolio: 


Skills & passionsSabbatical linked
Membership Services focusVP Voice


Harri is the Deputy Registrar for the University of Surrey. His key responsibilities involves leadership and management of business initiatives designed to evaluate and improve effectiveness and efficiency of Registrar's Division (including Faculty Registries, Academic Registry, Recruitment & Admissions, Student support services, Careers service and Chaplaincy).

Line management of Faculty Registrars and support Faculty Registrars in their line management of c. 126 staff and budget of c. £4m. Developing Strategic plan and associated operational plan for academic administration and student services.

He was previously the Director of Strategic Planning at the University of Surrey and prior to that was the Deputy Director.

Prior to working at the University of Surrey he worked at Kingston University for 18 years in a variety of roles including Faculty Manager of the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture.

Harri's interests outside of work are participating and watching sport. He enjoys running, mountain biking and watching rugby and football. Harri is a season ticket holder at Harlequins.


Amanda Massie

Individual Trustee Portfolio:


Skills & passionsSabbatical linked
VP Support


Jeremy Pattison, Deputy Chair

Individual Trustee Portfolio:


Skills & passionsSabbatical linked
VP Community


Matt Dutton

Individual Trustee Portfolio


Skills & passionsSabbatical linked
Union Chair