Who's who on the NEC

The National Executive Council is made up of Officers and Councillors.

Officers are the political leadership of the organisation, elected by National Conference, Nations Conferences, Liberation Conferences and International Students Conference. They are responsible for the implementation of policy.

There are 49 councillors on the NEC who receive reports on the priority campaign and the work of each of the five zones. The role of a member of the NEC is to consult with students’ unions and scrutinise the reports made by officers. Councillors are responsible for scrutinising and shaping the direction of the political leadership. 

Councillors on NEC are made up of:

  • The Block of 15
  • 5 Zone Committee Members
  • 2 members from the Mature and Part-time Section
  • 2 members from the Postgraduate Section
  • 1 member from the Parents and Carers Section
  • 1 member from each of the Black, Disabled, Womens and Trans Liberation Campaigns
  • 1 member from the International Students Section
  • 1 member from each of the three nations.

With the officers they are responsible for setting policy and ensuring the officers are implementing it.


NEC will receive all paperwork before the meeting itself. They should identify areas of interest and consult with the membership on them. When consulting they need to make sure they have sought a balance of student views and remember that the membership of NUS is students’ unions.


The National Executive Council’s role is to provide strategic political leadership. The NEC should be reviewing the work of the zones, National President and the sub committees to make sure it is meeting the strategic political aims of NUS. Members of the NEC have NUS emails they can be contacted on :


National Executive Council 2018/19
  Shakira Martin (SM)  National President & Chair
Zones Amatey Doku (AD) Vice President Higher Education
VACANT Higher Education NEC 2nd Place
Emily Chapman (EC) Vice President Further Education
VACANT Further Education NEC 2nd Place
Ali Milani (AM) Vice President Union Development
VACANT Union Development NEC 2nd Place
Zamzam Ibrahim (ZI) Vice President Society and Citizenship
VACANT Society and Citezenship NEC 2nd Place
Eva Crossan Jory (ECJ) Vice President Welfare
VACANT Welfare NEC 2nd Place
Liberation Rachel O'Brien (RO) Disabled Students' Officer
Piers Wilkinson (PW) Disabled NEC 2nd Place
Ilyas Nagdee (IN) Black Students' Officer
Fope Olaleye (FO) Black NEC 2nd Place
Eden Ladley (EL) LGBT+ Officer (Womens Place)
Jess Bradley (JB) Trans Officer
Natalia Mole (NM) Trans NEC 2nd Place
Sarah Lasoye (SL) Womens' Officer
Lola Olufemi (LO) Women's NEC 2nd Place
Sections Yinbo Yu (YY) International Students' Officer
Erica Ramos (ER) International Students' NEC 2nd Place
Mahamed Abdullahi (MA) Postgraduate Taught NEC
Amelia Horgan (AH) Postgraduate Research NEC
Fiona Wood (FW) Part-Time NEC
Tom Campbell (TC) Mature NEC
Deej Malik-Johnson (DMJ) Parents & Carers NEC
Block of 15 Ayo Olatunji Block of 15
Azza Abdullah Block of 15
Ceewhy Ochoga Block of 15
Chuchu Nwagu Block of 15
Cosob Awil Block of 15
Harry Bishop Block of 15
Hayvi Rahem Block of 15
James Cleverley Block of 15
Juliana Mohamad Block of 15
Laura Lunn-Bates Block of 15
Myriam Kane Block of 15
Phillip Dowler Block of 15
Riddi Viswanathan Block of 15
Sally Patterson Block of 15
Sarah Al-Aride Block of 15
Nations Gwyneth Sweatman (GS) NUS Wales President
Rob Simkins (RS) NUS Wales 2nd Place
Liam McCabe (LMC) NUS Scotland President
Shuwanna Aaron (SA) NUS Scotland 2nd Place
Olivia Potter-Hughes (OPH) NUS-USI President
Kevin McStravock (KMS) NUS-USI 2nd Place