Director of Governance - John Walter

John is responsible for all corporate governance matters and leads the Governance Support Team in providing a professional secretariat for the University’s main governance bodies: Council (and its Committees), Senate and the Executive Team. He is also Company Secretary to Aston University Engineering Academy, and is secretary to its Governing Body and its Leadership and Finance Forum.

As the Secretary to Council, John provides advice and support to ensure that it effectively fulfils its responsibilities; achieves procedural and regulatory compliance; and acts in accordance with governance best practice. He also provides reports on proposed changes to the Charter, Statutes and Ordinances.

John works closely with the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, the Chief Operating Officer and the Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development to ensure that the above bodies operate in conformity with the University’s constitution and audit, regulatory and legal requirements.

John is also responsible for promoting best practice in corporate governance across the University and is a source of advice and information on a wide range of governance and ethical matters.

Phone: +44(0)121 204 4869



John Walter - Director of Governance
John Walter - Director of Governance