The Students’ Union at BU Ltd is a Company Registered in England and Wales 12592489, Charity Number 1189548. The Students’ Union at BU, or SUBU, as we are more commonly known, has a Trustee Board, which ensures the effective stewardship of the Students’ Union. The Trustee Board is responsible for the financial, legal and reputational integrity of the Students’ Union and works with the Chief Executive and Management team to set the strategic direction of the organisation.



Trustee Board Membership


The SUBU Trustee Board is made up of four democratically elected sabbatical officers, including the President who is the chair of the board. The Trustee Board is also made up of lay trustees and student trustees.

For 2021/22, the Trustee Board is made up of the following individuals:


The Sabbatical Trustees



Ayomoto Omuwa





Fiifi Asafu-Adjaye

VP Student Opportunities




Norah Deka

VP Education




Chike Dike

VP Welfare & Community




Lay Trustees

Catriona Cannon

Martin James

Seun Omoha


Student Trustees

Grace Forester

Keely Khan


Trustee Board Meetings

The Trustee Board meets up to five times across the academic year. The Trustee Board is supported via two committees: The Audit and Risk Committee and the Human Resources Committee. These also meet several times throughout the year. Minutes from previous Trustee Board meetings can be found here.

Interested in becoming a Trustee?

Being a Charity Trustee is a rewarding experience. It is also a demanding one. This has never been truer than in the current challenging times we are all facing. If you are passionate about Student Unions and are interested in supporting an innovative charity on the next step of its journey, we would love to hear from you.

If you would like to find out more about being a Trustee, please get in touch with Dr Samantha Leahy-Harland, Chief Executive on or Naomie Lebe, Students’ Union President and Chair of the Trustee Board on


SUBU Strategic Plan

SUBU’s new three-year Strategic Plan was launched in August 2021. This represents an ambitious new phase in SUBU’s commitment to being an excellent Students’ Union for all BU students.
Click here to download our 2021-24 Strategic Plan