Meet the Board

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Denise Peach

In-coming Chair of Trustee Board

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Eleanor Barton

In-coming Student Trustee

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Eleanor has been an active member of the Aston Students’ Union since 2018, throughout her biomedical engineering undergraduate degree she had positions on sports club and society committees as well as being a student representative. She looks forward to continuing to support the Students’ Union during her PhD, in the role of Student Trustee.

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Ananya Gupta

In-coming Student Trustee

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Arun Shoker

External Trustee

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Arun works as a Mentoring Programme Coordinator at The Diana Award, he coordinates the delivery of a 12-week mentoring programme to secondary schools all across the Birmingham region. Arun previously worked at Aston University as part of the AimHigher team

Anton Schwarz

Alumni Trustee

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Anton was President of the Students’ Union in 1978. He has some great memories of the SU and is keen to support the SU in his role of Alumni Trustee. After graduating from Aston in the late 70s, he and his best friend set Laser Expertise Ltd – a Fabrication and Laser Cutting business in Nottingham, which he remains the Managing Director of today.

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Lee Marsham

External Trustee

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Lee currently works for an housing association but has previously worked in the SU sector. Lee has worked on some high profile projects such as HS2 and the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and has great knowledge of the local area due to being from Birmingham. Lee is also a serving Councillor on Birmingham City Council, where he is the Chair of the Sustainability and Transport Overview & Scrutiny Committee and a Member and former Vice Chair of the Planning Committee.

Callum Roberts

External Trustee

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Callum has worked in HE for 9 years since leaving University in 2012. Originally specialising in Sports Development, he has since gained managerial qualifications and taken on a leadership role at the University of Buckingham as the Sport & Students' Union Manager. He is strong believer in partnership working and has established a strong network of Town and Gown relationships at his institution. In the last three years he has developed the student voice on campus significantly, introducing Sabbatical Officers for the first time in the Union's history and bringing the academic representative system under the supervision of the Union. Recently he was also elected as the Professional Services Representative on Council for the University of Buckingham.

Callum is excited to learn more about the work of Aston Students' Union and will not be afraid to challenge the staff and officers to ensure that students are getting the best possible experience and support from their Union.

Student Officer Trustees

The student officers are also on the board of trustees, to learn more about them check out these pages:

The Trustee Board currently has one vacancy for an independent/external trustee and will be recruiting for student trustees in 2020.