University Council thanks retiring members

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Viv Sugar and Carl Hadley, members of Council, the University's governing body, are stepping down after many years of service to the University.

Sir Roger Jones, chair of Council, said that they had both made an invaluable contribution to the University during their time on the Council.

Council presentation to Viv Sugar and Carl HadleyViv Sugar is a former chief executive of the City and County of Swansea, and has also had roles with Consumer Focus and the Joseph Rowntree Trust.

Carl Hadley is an engineer by background and has worked as a consultant, with extensive experience of training and education in Wales.



 Picture: (l-r) Professor Richard B Davies, Carl Hadley,  Viv Sugar,  Sir Roger Jones

In his remarks Swansea University Vice Chancellor Professor Richard B Davies underlined how important it was for Council to be able to draw on members' experience in other fields.  

"The University really requires external expertise and oversight to do its business.  Both Viv and Carl have given us enormous support over the years.  They have challenged us at times, which is part of their role, and they have shown great patience.  But they have always been extremely supportive of the University"

Viv Sugar and Carl Hadley were each presented with a painting as a thank you from the Council for their contribution to its work.