There are now six Council committees - Audit and Risk Committee, Finance and Resources Committee, Governance, Nominations and Ethics Committee, Honorary Degrees Committee, Remuneration Committee and Student Experience Committee.
In other business areas, including those previously dealt with by Council Committees, Council will appoint independent members to act as lead members.
In addition to the Committee structure outlined above, Council has authorised the appointment of Lead Members to provide it with a governance mechanism of dual assurance addressed to key business areas. Lead Members cover the key areas of responsibility for Council : Finance, Estates, Human Resources, International and Information Technology.
On behalf of the Council, Lead Members work with relevant senior managers (eg Executive Directors, Executive Deans). Their role is not to manage the business area but to provide assurance to Council that recommendations and decisions arising from the business area are sound and evidence based, have followed appropriate processes, and are aligned to corporate strategy. To guide their dual assurance role, Lead Members are encouraged to address and challenge on such issues as:
Other Council members have the opportunity to raise questions about and probe issues raised in reports of Lead Members either with the Lead Members themselves or with the relevant Executive Director.
In 2018-19, the Lead Members are as follows
Estates – Mr T Russell
Finance – Mr I Moston
Human Resources – TBC
International - Mr S O'Hara
IT - Mr G Dowdle
Queries regarding Lead Members should be directed to the Registrar and Secretary, Alison Blackburn, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 0161 295 2487.