Remuneration Committee

Introduction to Governance

Remuneration Committee


Shaid Mahmood

Dr Shaid Mahmood - Chair of Governors

A former governor at local primary and high schools and with over 15 years' of governance experience in further education in Leeds, more recently as Chair of the Board since October 2014, Dr Shaid Mahmood has worked in a diverse range of senior roles in the business and public sectors.

Committed to making a positive difference to the lives of others, he has worked nationally and regionally, led the integration of public services and worked closely with the commercial and third sectors and with local politicians. Shaid is also a serving board member of a housing association and a senior officer at Leeds City Council.


Becky Hewitt

Becky Hewitt - Co-optee

Becky is a commercially focused HR professional with a successful track record in financial services and legal services sectors, operating across all business functions.

She has extensive experience in developing and implementing HR strategy to deliver business objectives and strategic change programmes. She has several years’ experience as a non-executive director in the learning sector. Becky is Director of People at Leeds Building Society.


John Toon - Governor

John is a Partner with international legal services business DWF LLP. He has lived and worked in and around Leeds for over 40 years and first became involved with FE and HE governance in 2006 with Doncaster College. A passionate believer in the transformative power of education, John is also a lay trustee of Leeds Beckett Students' Union.


Remuneration Committee Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference