Trustee, Professor Dame Julie Lydon DBE FLSW FRSA– Julie retired as Vice-Chancellor of the University of South Wales at the end of August 2021 having been appointed on 11 April 2013; she previously held the role of Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glamorgan from April 2010. Following completion of an honours degree in Economics, she worked for the Tube Investments group for ten years in a variety of management roles, followed by a period of leadership in the financial services sector.
She has a strong reputation of academic leadership including the formation of USW, curriculum design, widening access, governance, regeneration, partnerships and quality. Her research interests and publications are in the fields of organisational change and collaboration within Higher Education. She was Chair of Universities Wales, and a board member of Universities UK, University Alliance, National Council for Universities and Businesses, CBI Wales and Newport Economic Network.