Oversight to Strategic Leadership: University of Ulster Governance Journey

Eamon Mullan, Head of Governance Services, University of Ulster, UK

Although there is nothing new about 'governance' the phrase has got more prominent over the last 15 years. Corporate scandal after corporate scandal has led to an unprecedented focus on the individuals, structures, policies and procedures that inform the decision-making processes of organisations. Corporate boards are very much in the spotlight. Transparency, independence and informed decision-making processes are the order of the day in the contemporary boardroom.

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United Kingdom Management University July 2007 Vol. 1, No. 1, Autumn 2007

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Eamon Mullan is a graduate in both business studies and literature. His career has spanned the public, private and Higher Education, spending a number of years in Whitehall during the Thatcher years. He played a significant role in the establishment of the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission in 2003, including drafting aspects of the legislation. He acted as secretary to the first Commission, before moving to the University of Ulster in 2004 as Head of Governance Services. In that role he has responsibility for governance and legal services.

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United Kingdom Management University July 2007 Vol. 1, No. 1, Autumn 2007
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