People Committee Membership

  Name Conditions of appointment Until


Professor Anne Trefethen, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (People and Digital) (Chair)

the Pro-Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for People, who shall chair the committee

ex officio


Professor Proochista Ariana, Nuffield Department of Medicine one member of Council appointed by Council

MT 2026


Dr Kathryn Murphy, Oriel the Senior Proctor

ex officio


Professor David Kirk, Nuffield the Junior Proctor

ex officio


Professor Joseph Conlon, New College the Assessor

ex officio


Dr Mark Wormald, Corpus Christi the Chair of the Committee of Senior Tutors

ex officio


Professor Dan Grimley, Merton

the head of the Humanities division

ex officio


Professor James Naismith, Jesus the head of MPLS

ex officio


Professor Gavin Screaton the head of MSD

ex officio


Professor Timothy Power, St Antony's

the head of SSD

ex officio


Rupert McNeil one external member appointed by Council MT 2025


Professor William Wood, Oriel

one person appointed by each of the divisional boards.

MT 2024


Professor Matt Jarvis, St Cross

HT 2027


Professor Helen McShane, Medical Sciences and Oxford Martin School

HT 2027


Professor Diego Sánchez-Ancochea, St Antony's

TT 2025

Co-opted (The committee may co-opt up to six additional members on condition that the range of interests and concerns in the faculties, departments, and academic services of the University, and in the colleges, societies, and Permanent Private Halls, is as fully reflected within the total membership of the committee as is reasonably practicable.)


Sean Faughnan, Continuing Education 


MT 2027

  John Bowers, College representative   MT 2026
  Dr Ed Darnbrough (Representing Research Staff)  

HT 2027

  Professor John Watts, Corpus Christi (Deputy Chair)   MT 2025
  Rachel Davies, Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM)   MT 2024
  Professor Tim Soutphommasane, Chief Diversity Officer   MT 2026

Secretary: Director of Human Resources