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Council Members get set to steer University to greater success after extending terms

The University of Gloucestershire is delighted to announce that Chris Fung and Mehjabeen Patrick have agreed to extend their term of office on the University Council for another four years.

Chris is the Co-Founder of Lunch.Co, a marketplace platform for colleagues to buy and sell home-cooked lunches from each other in the workplace. He is also the former CEO of Crussh Fit Food & Juice Bars, and is an NED/Board Advisor/Investor in a number of disruptive high-growth potential Food/FoodTech and Education/Edtech businesses.

His background spans consulting at Bain & Co across the Sydney, Stockholm and London offices to having previously studied Manufacturing Engineering and Industrial Design.

Chris, who is also Vice-Chair of the University’s Audit & Risk Committee, said: “I’m looking forward to serving a second term on the Council. It is great to see that the University of Gloucestershire continues to actively seek out and bring in diverse voices to help shape the future of the University as it embraces innovation, focuses on enhancing the student experience and academic excellence and gives its continued commitment to sustainability.”

Mehjabeen is the CFO and Investment Lead at Creative England and Creative Industries Federation group of companies and has played a key role in growth of the group from its early inception  in 2010. With over 25 years’ experience of working in senior finance and management positions, Mehjabeen oversees all investment and finance activities for the group and has a keen interest in growing its commercial revenues.

Her passion lies in supporting businesses, helping them to grow, scale and prosper and enabling public and private partnerships to build and flourish. Previously, she worked as Director of Finance for an international sustainable development environmental NGO Stakeholder Forum and at United Nations Associations, working with multi-national and multi-government organisations from across the world. Before this, Mehjabeen worked as a senior banker for First Women Bank.

Mehjabeen said: “I am very excited to be serving a second term on the Council at this exciting time for the University of Gloucestershire. I look forward to working with my fellow Council members and the Executive to set the foundation for a successful and prosperous future for the University.”

Chris and Mehjabeen will remain as External Members of University Council until May 2025.