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Corporate Services

Corporate Services Directorate

The Directorate incorporates a broad range of functions and services. These include the provision of advice to the University on governance and on compliance with statutory or other requirements. The Directorate also provides a number of University-wide services.


The Directorate is committed to providing:

  • professional and timely advice on all governance matters;
  • high quality and relevant advice on compliance with statutory or other requirements;
  • efficient services which are responsive to the needs of the University community.


As befits a Directorate which is responsible for governance and compliance, there is a general commitment to operate within the 7 principles of Public Life viz:

  • Selflessness
  • Integrity
  • Objectivity
  • Accountability
  • Openness
  • Honesty
  • Leadership


The Corporate Services Directorate is headed by Dr Christopher Turner, Director of Corporate Services and University Secretary.  It comprises the following:

The Director of Corporate Services and University Secretary

There are two primary functions attached to this post:

1. University Secretary

The main responsibilities are:

  • to act as Secretary to the Council, providing independent advice to the Chair of Council and the Council generally on the functioning of Council as the governing body;
  • to oversee the work of the Secretariat;
  • to obtain legal advice on behalf of the University.

2. Director of Corporate Services
     This includes oversight and management of:

  • Governance and Compliance Division
  • Joint Internal Audit Unit
  • NHS Liaison Unit
  • Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Unit
  • Security and Portering Services
  • Welsh Language Services (Welsh Language Scheme).