The Board of Trustees is made up of the following:
All of the Sabbatical Officers of the Students' Union are Sabbatical Trustees. They carry out their roles as laid out by the Governing Documents. The Sabbatical Officers are elected in Spring and take office from 16 July following their election through to 15 July of the next year.
Ayman Benmati, Education Officer (Chair)
Viktoria Makai, Postgraduate Students' Officer (Vice-Chair)
Yasmeen Daoud, Welfare & Community Officer
Ilyas Benmouna, Activities and Engagement Officer
Osman Teklies, Union Affairs Officer
Arifa Aminy, Equity Officer
There are three external Trustees - one member of UCL staff, one UCL alumni who has graduated over five years previously and one professional member who is has no connection with UCL. External trustees are appointed for a term of four years and may be reappointed for a further term.
Petra Barran, UCL Alumnus
Petra began in the mobile food business in 2005 when she hit the streets with Choc Star, Britain’s first dedicated chocolate van. She fell in love with being on the road and with the go-getting community of fellow traders who she met at markets and festivals all over the country. Next was to collectivise so as to create strength in numbers, more visibility and greater opportunities for traders to trade and outside eaters to eat. She co-founded eat.st in 2009 and then went solo to launch KERB in 2012. An MSc in Urban Studies from UCL has helped to inform and develop KERB’s ethos of good people + great food + public spaces = what a city is made for.
Petra was named 'One of the Ten People Who Changed the World' by the Independent in 2011, in 2014 The Sunday Times wrote ‘Barran has changed the face of British cuisine’, in 2016 was named in Big Hospitality’s Power List 100 No.6 of the ‘disruptors’ and in 2018 TimeOut listed her as one of 50 Great Londoners making the city ‘a fantastic place to go out in right now’.
Clare Bracey, Non-UCL
Clare is currently the Diretor of Policy, Campaigns and Communications for Become, the national charity for children in care and care leavers
Clare has twenty five years’ experience working in the charity sector at a local, national and international level, successfully delivering campaigns to change legislation, policy and practice, along with a background in developing activist and capacity building programmes that promote a culture of learning, reflection and growth. Before joining Become, Clare spent over 17 years at Amnesty International UK in a variety of campaigning and activism roles, before joining The Children's Society where she was the Director of Campaigns and Youth Engagement. Clare is passionate about amplifying voices and ensuring all young people have the conditions to thrive.
Beth Beasant, UCL Staff
Beth Beasant is Director of Operations in the Faculty of Medical Sciences at UCL. Having spent 16 years in higher education, Beth moved to UCL in 2019, firstly to the Faculty of Laws before moving to lead one of UCL’s largest faculties. In her current role, working alongside the Dean, she is responsible for the faculty’s operational and strategic leadership of both people and infrastructure including leading a number of large scale estates projects. Before joining UCL Beth held positions at the University of Exeter and the University of Surrey across a range of activities from strategic planning and analysis, project management, communications and marketing and leading education administration.
Four student trustees are elected by cross-campus ballot where all students can vote, they are elected for a twelve month period (November to October).