Senior Governor Election

Senior Governor Election

Result of the Senior Governor Election

Voting in the election for the Senior Governor closed at 5pm Friday 7 May. The online vote was conducted independently by Civica Election Services.

The result is that Ms Julie Ashworth has been elected. The results are as follows:


1 to elect
George K YULE 392  
Graham FORBES 265  


  • Number of Voters: 22,388
  • Number of Votes Cast: 1,285
  • Turnout: 5.74%

The election report from Civica Election Services is available here.

You can read Julie Ashworth’s candidate statement below.

In accordance with Section 3 (3) of the Higher Education Governance (Scotland) Act 2016, a report on the diversity of applicants for the vacancy is available here

Senior Governor Election – 5 to 7 May 2021

The Senior Governor is responsible for the leadership and effectiveness of the Court as the University’s governing body, with a key role in building a successful relationship between Court and the senior management of the University.

The candidates standing for the role were: 

  • Ms Julie Ashworth 
  • The Very Revd Dr Graham Forbes
  • George K Yule

Ms Julie Ashworth

Ms Julie Ashworth