By Act of Parliament, the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission comprises up to 14 members and a Chair, who are appointed by the Secretary of State for International Development.
Members of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission
- Professor Tim Unwin (Chair) – Secretary General of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation; and Emeritus Professor of Geography and UNESCO Chair in ICT4D at Royal Holloway, University of London
- Professor Mark Cleary (Deputy Chair) – Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Bradford
- Richard Burge – Chief Executive of Wilton Park
- Anthony Cary CMG – former British High Commissioner to Canada and British Ambassador to Sweden
- Professor Lorna Casselton CBE, DSc, FRS – Emeritus Professor of Fungal Genetics, Department of Plant Science, University of Oxford
- Professor Graham Furniss FBA – Pro-Director (Research and Enterprise), School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
- Professor Christine Humfrey MBE – Special Professor, University of Nottingham; Visiting Fellow, Edge Hill University; and independent consultant in international higher education
- Professor Nyovani Madise – Professor of Demography and Social Statistics and Associate Dean (Research and Enterprise), Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, University of Southampton
- Kathy Mansfield – Project Director, ZIMRA Assistance Programme (ZIMRAP); former Senior Governance Advisor, DFID
- Richard Middleton – Interim Head of Resources and Planning, Kingston University
- Professor Jeff Waage OBE – Director, London International Development Centre
- Ros Wade – Director, Education for Sustainability Programme, and Associate Director, Centre for Cross Curricular Initiatives, London South Bank University
- Professor Jonathan Wastling – Head, Department of Infection Biology, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool
The CSC is a non-departmental public body in its own right, and seeks to conform to all relevant guidelines on good practice. As a public body, the CSC is required to disclose various details about the nature of its work. These include the following:
Register of Interests
Members of the CSC are required to declare any interest or appointment that might influence their judgement on decisions in which they participate. Examples include appointments in any university, or other organisation that receives awards from the CSC, or positions in any organisation that undertakes work on the CSC’s behalf. The Register of Interests is held by the CSC’s secretariat, and is open to public inspection free of charge. Please contact the Executive Secretary, Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK, c/o The Association of Commonwealth Universities, Woburn House, 20-24 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HF for further details, allowing 14 days for an appointment.
All positions on the CSC are part-time. The only member of the CSC to receive payment is the Chair, who is paid an honorarium of £6000 per annum. Other members of the CSC receive travel and other out-of-pocket expenses only (CSC travel policy). Members of the CSC who review scholarship applications and attend selection committee meetings also receive an honorarium of £250 per meeting.