College Governance

Stairs003Sarum College is an incorporated charity regulated by the Charity Commission. The original trust deed was dated the 1 April 1864.

The Bishops of Salisbury and of Bath and Wells are at all times Foundation Trustees by virtue of their office. New or additional Trustees are appointed by the existing body of Trustees. Trustees (other than the Foundation Trustees) serve for a four-year term and are then eligible for re-appointment for one further four-year term only.

The Trustees are responsible for controlling Sarum’s management and administration. Their responsibilities include:

  • Sarum’s policy, finances, budget and management;
  • envisioning Sarum’s future;
  • planning Sarum’s strategic development; and
  • giving guidance and direction to the Executive Committee.

The Board of Trustees have three appointed committees. These are the Executive Committee, The Board of Studies and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

The Principal, Canon Dr James Woodward, working with the College’s leadership team, is  responsible for Sarum’s day-to-day management.

Current Trustees of the Sarum College


Foundation Trustees

The Right Reverend Peter Hancock, Bishop of Bath and Wells
The Right Reverend Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury

Nominative Trustees

Mr Roy Bentham MBE
Mrs Beverley Flanagan
The Ven Sue Groome
Mr Stephen Lamdin, Chair
The Reverend Rachel Noël
Mrs Clare Sellars
Professor David Sims
Mr Nicholas Stiven, Chair of Executive Committee
Canon Robert Titley
Mr Anthony Weale
The Reverend Canon Dr Hazel Whitehead
The Reverend Canon Dr Andrew Wood

In Attendance

Dr James Woodward, Principal
Mr Mark Manterfield, Bursar and Deputy Principal
Ms Christine Nielsen-Craig, Director of Development and Marketing and Deputy Principal
The Reverend Wendy Pugh, Clerk to the Trustees
Miss Jayne Downey, Staff Representative


Sarum College is a registered charity in England and Wales, Charity No. 1161253, Company No. 951356. Sarum College’s trading subsidiary is Sarum College Services Ltd, Company No. 1931038.

For more information on Sarum College governance and charitable activities, visit the About Sarum College page or the Charity Commission website.