Trustee Board

In accordance with the constitution, AUSA is governed by the Board of Trustees. The Board is responsible for the legal, financial, and strategic management of the Association and managing the affairs of the Association in a professional manner.

The Trustee Board meets five times a year and receives reports on AUSA’s work from staff and officers of the Association.

The Trustee Board is made up of:

  • Five Sabbatical Trustees
  • Four Student Trustees (appointed with a mind to ensure the diversity of skills and people on the Board)
  • One University Nominated Trustee (appointed with a mind to ensure access to strategic decision-makers at the University of Aberdeen)
  • Three External Trustees (appointed with a mind to ensure the diversity of skills and people on the Board of Trustees to include but not limited to strategic and financial insight, commercial experience, and other skills as necessary to further the strategic aims of the association)

Trustees are appointed by the Appointments Committee and ratified by the Student Council.


Members of the Trustee Board


  • Christina Schmid – Sabbatical Trustee (Chair)
  • Miles Rothoerl  – Sabbatical Trustee
  • Tõnis Tilk – Sabbatical Trustee
  • Karim Hurtig – Sabbatical Trustee
  • Ainhoa Burgos Aguilera – Sabbatical Trustee
  • Jonathan Dorrat – Student Trustee
  • Graeme Campbell – Student Trustee
  • Jon Matthews – External Trustee
  • Nicky Jenkins – External Trustee

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