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Board of Governors

Staff profile

Aidan Grills

Board of Governors





  • Chartered Manager
  • Chartered Manager Certificate in CPD
  • University of Bradford – MBA
  • University of Manchester – PGCE Further and Higher Education
  • University of Lo​ughborough – BSc (Hons) Sociology with Social Policy

Committee membership

  • Audit Co​mmittee

Areas of expertise

  • Strategic Development and Management within students' Unions
  • Financial Strategy
  • Governance structures
  • Development of marketing and communication strategy
  • Teaching in further education

Current or most recent occupation/s

Aidan is the Chief Executive of Leeds University Union since 2009. He is responsible to the Board of Trustees for the leadership, management and control of the Students' Union, ensuring in particular, financial stability, legal compliance and effective delivery of all services while continuing development and progression of LUU's long term strategy.

Other roles and memberships

  • Board member at Foundation Housing
  • Vice-Chair, NUS Charity Board
  • Held Board positions on Unipol Student Homes and Leeds Christian Community Trust
  • Volunteer with the Salvation Army
  • Member of Chartered Management Institute​