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Mr Karl Bates (2019)

Lay Member

Mr Karl Bates (2019)

Committees: Audit (Chair). 

Karl Bates has had a varied civil service career spanning over 30 years. He has worked in functional and support environments including finance, debt management, project management, information technology, publishing, design and training.

He currently works in the Internal Audit and Investigations division of the Department for Work and Pensions.

Karl is a Chartered Member (CMIIA) of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (UK & Ireland), a member of their North East Regional Committee, and has previously served as Deputy Chair and Regional Treasurer on their North East District Committee helping to promote the profession of Internal Audit via events and seminars at which he is an occasional speaker. He is also a Director of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (UK & Ireland). Karl is also Treasurer of HDRCGB - Region 5 (Yorkshire).

A Bradford resident for the past 50 years, Karl has always seen the University of Bradford playing a vital - and very visible - role in helping to support and develop the city's rich and diverse heritage. Karl serves on the University's Audit Committee as well as being a co-opted member of the Council.