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​Election of the Chair of Court


Voting has closed for Edinburgh Napier University to elect a new Chair of its governing body, the University Court.


The result of the election is as follows:

June Boyle: 407 votes

Gwyneth Scholefield: 214 votes


Total Votes: 621

Total Electorate (Staff, Students, Sabbatical Officers & Court): 20,619

Turnout: 3.01%


June Boyle is duly elected Chair of the University Court for a four year period, commencing 1 August 2020.


A summary report of the election, as required by the Higher Education Governance (Scotland) Act 2016, is available here.


The Chair is responsible for the leadership and effectiveness of the Court and, together with the Court and the Principal, will help shape the University’s strategic direction and oversee its performance, ensuring the highest standards of corporate governance in accordance with the provisions of the Scottish Code of Good Higher Education Governance.


Supporting information and documentation relevant to the appointment is available here. The Further Particulars provides information on the role, selection criteria and terms of appointment.  The regulations governing the election are available here.


Please contact the Returning Officer, Mark Mackay at court@napier.ac.uk with any queries.


Page last updated 10 March 2020