The Board of Governors for the Guildhall School contains elected members from the City of London, elected independent members drawn from relevant professions, elected members from the Guildhall School staff and the Student Union president. Responsibility for the day-to-day running of the School's affairs lies with the Principal who is assisted by the Senior Management Team, a number of committees and a team of administrative staff.
The School's Academic Board is responsible for the quality and standards of teaching, assessment and research within the School and the School’s academic reputation. Individual programmes of study are overseen by the Music Programme Board, the Drama Programme Board or the Production Arts Programme Board. Students are represented on all of these Boards. The School's validation arrangement for its research degrees with City University is overseen by a Course Board comprising members from the School and City University.
Board of Governors
The Board of Governors for Guildhall School contains elected members from the City of London, elected independent members drawn from the relevant professions, elected members from the Guildhall School staff and the Students' Union president.
The governing documents for the School and the Board of Governors are the Instrument and Articles of Government. The Board has an approved statement of compliance with the CUC HE Code of Governance.
Public meetings papers, profiles of common council members and the register of interest are available on the City of London website.
Common Council Members
Graham Packham (Chairman)
Randall Anderson (Deputy Chairman)
Emily Sophia Wedgewood Benn
Professor Geoffrey Crossick
Professor Maria Delgado
Principal of the Institution
Professor Jonathan Vaughan, Interim Principal
Andy Taylor elected by the Academic Staff
Steven Gietzen elected by the Administrative Staff
Institution’s Student Representative
Harry Plant as President of the Students’ Union
The Chairman of the Barbican Centre Board, Chairman of the Culture, Heritage & Libraries Committee and one representative of the Centre for Young Musicians shall be permitted to attend the Board/Sub Committee meetings in a non-voting advisory capacity.