A SENIOR manager at an engineering firm and the founder of a financial services company have joined Huddersfield University's governing council.
Mandy Kennedy, global logistics executive and european commodity manager at Holset in Huddersfield, will serve at least three years.
She was awarded an honorary degree from the university in 2001 for her achievements in manufacturing planning, scheduling and logistics.
Mandy studied at the university from 1985 to 1991.
She juggled home and work commitments as a single mother and progressed from the engineering foundation course to a BSc honours degree in computer-aided engineering.
Her career has been a meteoric rise from shop-floor to strategic senior management level. She now has responsibility for global logistics management for Europe, India, China, Brazil and the USA.
One of Mandy's two daughters recently studied for a history degree at Huddersfield.
The second new governor is Michael Woodhead, 52, who has lived in Almondbury for the last 22 years.
He was joint founder of BWD Securities, a stockbroking and financial services company now based in Leeds. He has previously served as a co-opted member of university council committees.
Retiring senior lecturer Harry Lahmers has ben re-appointed for a further three-year term on the governing council.
He has lectured at the university and its predecessor Huddersfield Polytechnic for 36 years.
In 2001 he was awarded honorary life membership of the National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education.
Malvern Goodall, former managing director of Goodall's Caravans, and Richard Warrington were both reappointed to the governing council for a further three years.