A little bit about the Committee

The Governance Committee guides the rules and policies of the Guild, and is in charge of interpretation of the Guild Regulations.

Although most students don’t see the work of Governance Committee, it is an essential part of making sure that the Guild functions.

The Committee is responsible for drafting, editing and/or approving nearly all policies or rules that are presented to Guild Council. It is also responsible for ensuring that the Guild’s rules meet the needs of the Guild and are enforced. This includes (but is not limited to) Election Reform, Policy changes, Department Rule changes, and governance recommendations.


The membership of the committee consists of:

  • Patricia Paguio (Chair of the Guild Council and Chair of the Governance Committee)
  • Conrad Hogg (Guild President)
  • Bre Shanahan (Deputy Chair of Guild Council & Women’s Officer)
  • Bradan Sonnendecker (Ordinary Guild Councillor)
  • Luke Thomas (Residential Students’ Department President)
  • Katrina Revy (Ordinary Committee Member)
  • Levon Johnson (Ordinary Committee Member)
  • Esther Nixon (Ordinary Committee Member)

Staff members sitting on the committee are:

  • Tony Goodman (Managing Director and Executive Officer of the Governance Committee)