David Newman

Personal statement

As University Secretary, David leads the University's governance, legal and compliance functions to deliver corporate goals and an improved experience for students and staff.

David is responsible for the effective running of governance across the University and serves the Board of Governors and its committees. He advises the Chair and provides an essential link between the non-executive and executive functions of the University.

In addition to supporting staff with University-related legal matters, the University Secretary's team has responsibility for international advice, visa compliance, complaints, student discipline and key areas of corporate compliance.

David joined Bath Spa University in August 2018, having previously worked as General Counsel at King's College London.

Academic qualifications

  • LLB (Hons), Law and Criminology
  • Solicitor

Contact David about

  • Governance and policy matters
  • Board of Governors' business
  • University-related legal issues
  • Corporate compliance

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