Sunita Goddard Patel – External Trustee and Deputy Chair of the Board
Sunita has worked in governance since 2012, starting in representation and democracy at the University Of Birmingham Guild Of Students where she facilitated the Guild's democratic structures. Through her work at the Guild, she developed a passion for Student Voice and HE, working with officers teams to ensure that students were listened to through effective democratic structures and engaging campaigns. She now works as Head of Governance for a Multi Academy Trust where she is responsible for overseeing academy governance structures at, training governors and overseeing the organisation's policy framework.
Whilst enjoying working with academies, Sunita wants to continue her involvement in the HE sector and is thrilled to have a position as a Trustee at Aston Students' Union. She is also a member of the Governance Sub Committee of the board.