Programme Board

The Student Information Management Programme (SIMP) Board provides strategic oversight and direction for the delivery of the Programme outcomes and champions the outcomes and realisation of associated benefits across the College. The SIMP Board is accountable to the Vice Provost of Education and the Provost Board for the delivery of the Programme benefits during the lifetime of the Programme.

The members: 
  • Champion the SIMP vision and build support across the College
  • Oversee the delivery plan for progress
  • Ratify change requests recommended by the Design Authority to optimise the benefits  
  • Manage interdependencies with other College initiatives 
  • Remove obstacles to the success of the Programme 
  • Review and manage risks, issues and opportunities 
  • Review Programme expenditure
  • Provide strategic direction and support to the Programme Sponsor
  • Represent views of business area
  • Champion the business change
  • Oversight of Programme benefits to College
  • Members of the Board
    Alan Spivey (Chair) Sponsor - Professor of Synthetic Chemistry, Assistant Provost Accountable for the successful delivery of the programme outcomes, in order that the benefits may be realised. Chairs the SIMP Board.
    David Ashton Senior User – Academic Registrar Responsible for the definition and acceptance of the business requirements.
    Emma McCoy; Omar Matar; Martin Lupton; Leila Guerra Interim Vice-Provost (Education and Student Experience) and Faculty Vice Deans (Education) Responsible for representing the views of their Faculties from an academic perspective and for championing the changes planned by the programme in their areas.
    Nazia Hirjee; Chris Watkins; Jon Tucker; Richard Martin

    Faculty Operating Officers

    Responsible for representing the views of their Faculties from an administrative perspective and for championing the changes planned by the programme in their areas.
    John Whitlow Director of Financial Services and Procurement Responsible for the definition and acceptance of the Finance business requirements.
    Jim Pengelly Programme Manager Responsible for delivering the Programme within cost, time and quality criteria in order to allow the benefits to be realised.
    Juan Villamil Technical Authority - Chief Information Officer Responsible for the delivery of the technical designs from ICT.
    Mark Tolley External Supplier - Ellucian Programme Director Responsible for the delivery of the technical designs from Ellucian
    Tara Jewell SIMP Change Manager Responsible for stakeholder engagement, readiness and adoption of the business change.
    Dan Todhunter Business Authority (Director of Student Administration) Responsible for the day to day guidance and direction of the business requirements.
    John Neilson College Secretary and Registrar Responsible for representing the view of the College Secretariat and Registrar.

    Mel Williams

    Director Admissions Responsible for the definition and acceptance of the Admissions business requirements.

    Andrew Tebbutt

    Director Student Recruitment & Outreach Responsible for the definition and acceptance of the Student Recruitment & Outreach business requirements.
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Design Authority

The Design Authority is accountable for progress, delivery and benefits realisation across the Programme and is accountable to the Programme Board.

The members: 
  • Are responsible for the definition and acceptance of the Business requirements
  • Are responsible for the acceptance of the solution design
  • Receive reports on Programme delivery progress and provide direction and support to the Programme Manager 
  • Provide approval of the on-going solution design and implementation approach
  • Review project requests for Programme inclusion
  • Encourage collaborative working and review policy tasks for acceptance into the Programme 
  • Identify vision related risks and issues for escalation to the Provost Board 
  • Manage escalated risks and issues (or esacalate to the Board)
  • escale change request authority
  • Review policies and procedures
  • Act as Change Authority and recommend changes for ratification to the Board
  • Are responsible for Programme expenditure and resouces.
Members of the Design Authority
Alan Spivey (Chair) Sponsor - Professor of Synthetic Chemistry, Assistant Provost Accountable for the successful delivery of the programme outcomes, in order that the benefits may be realised. Chairs the SIMP Board.
David Ashton Senior User – Academic Registrar Responsible for the definition and acceptance of the business requirements.
John Whitlow Senior User - Director of Financial Services and Procurement Responsible for the definition and acceptance of the Finance business requirements.
Jim Pengelly SIMP Programme Manager Non-voting attendee. Responsible for delivering the Programme within cost, time and quality criteria in order to allow the benefits to be realised.
Juan Villamil Technical Authority (Chief Information Officer) Responsible for the day to day guidance and direction of the technical designs.
Tara Jewell SIMP Change Manager Responsible for stakeholder engagement, readiness and adoption of the business change.
Dan Todhunter Business Authority (Director of Student Administration) Responsible for the day to day guidance and direction of the business requirements.
Phil Power FoE Education Manager Responsible for representing the view of the Faculties.
Mark Tolley Supplier Representative (Ellucian Programme Director) Non-voting attendee.
Kari Branjord Supplier Representative (Ellucian VP Customer Success) Non-voting attendee.
Mel Williams Senior User - Director Admissions Responsible for the definition and acceptance of the Admissions business requirements.

Programme Review Group

The Programme Review Group is a collaboration forum which provides direction and support to manage cross-College business change, responsible to the Design Authority.

The members: 
  • Champion the SIMP vision, change activities, student journey project outcomes and benefits to the College. 
  • Help build support and understanding of the business change amongst Faculty and Department members. 
  • Receive an update on the SIMP plan for progress against key deliverables, related milestones and associated timing of activity. 
  • Review and discuss emerging Programme matters (risks, issues, opportunities, change requests) that will impact Faculty and Department working.  
  • Use the Group as a forum where Programme Team and Faculty representatives effectively collaborate in support of managing the business change impact.  
  • Review stakeholder engagement and support plans to maximise Faculty and Department user participation, business readiness and adoption. 
  • Represent the academic and admin needs and view of the business areas.
  • Represent the technical needs and view of the business areas.
  • Review change plans to maximise engagement, readiness and adoption.
  • Review high-level plan for progress and deliery timing.
  • Consult on emerging issues that impact stakeholder buy-in.
  • Advise on points of resistance and barriers to adoption.
  • Advise on anticipated points of resistance, risks and barriers to adoption.  
  • Use the Group as an opportunity to raise Programme matters for discussion. 
  • Facilitate escalations to the Design Authority.
Members of the Programme Review Group
Tara Jewell (Chair) SIMP Change Manager Responsible for stakeholder engagement, readiness and adoption of the business change.
Jim Pengelly SIMP Programme Manager Responsible for delivering the Programme within cost, time and quality criteria in order to allow the benefits to be realised.
Dan Todhunter Business Authority (Director of Student Administration) Responsible for the day to day guidance and direction of the business requirements.
Adrian Thomas Technical Authority (Head of Service Strategy and Planning, ICT) Responsible for the day to day guidance and direction of the technical designs.
Phil Power; Rebecca Middleton; Trisha Brown; Karen Tweddle / Veronica Russell Faculty Education Managers
Responsible for representing the views of their Faculties from an administrative perspective and for championing the changes planned by the programme in their areas. 
Ellen Pengelly Digital Partner (ICT) Responsible for representing the views of their Faculties from a technical perspective and for championing the changes planned by the programme in their areas.