Board of Governors Committees
Chair: Dr Colin Hunter
Secretary: Ms Veronica Strachan
Powers, Functions, Composition and Duties
Information on the remit, composition, statement of primary responsibilities and code of conduct of the Board of Governors:
Agendas & Minutes
- Board of Governors Agenda - 23 June 2020 (PDF 196KB)
- Board of Governors Minute - 31 March 2020 (PDF 170KB)
- Board of Governors Agenda - 31 March 2020 (PDF 185KB)
- Board of Governors Minute - 27 November 2019 (PDF 114KB)
- Board of Governors Agenda - 27 November 2019 (PDF 145KB)
- Board of Governors Minute - 2 October 2019 (PDF 106KB)
- Board of Governors Agenda - 2 October 2019 (PDF 132KB)
- 24 September 2020 – H230
- 20 October 2020 – Board Visit – H230
- 29 October 2020 – Strategy Event – N204
- 25 November 2020 – H230
- 16 February 2021 – Board visit – H230
- 30 March 2021 – H230
- 5 May 2021 – Stakeholder mtg SIWB N204 and Amphitheatre
- 12 May – Strategy Event - H230
- 20 May 2021 – Visit – H230
- 29 June 2021 – H230
Sub-Committees and their memberships are reviewed annually with the Conveners being appointment for an initial three year term.
An essential role of the governing body of RGU is to establish proper arrangements to ensure the effective discharge of its responsibilities. The Board of Governors must secure an effective internal audit service.
Operating on behalf of the Board of Governors where it is impracticable to convene a meeting of the Board of Governors, the Chair's Committee considers urgent matters and matters requiring a high degree of confidentiality and advises the Principal on the exercise of powers relating to the organisation and management of the University.
Finance and General Purposes Committee
The remit includes to advise the Board of Governors on policy, strategy and planning in relation to all estates and financial matters and also includes making recommendation to the Board of Governors for approval of the annual budgets for income and expenditure.
Governance and Nominations Committee
The remit includes to advise the Board of Governors on the evaluation of the balance of skills, attributes and experience required from membership of the governing body. As part of the requirements of the Scottish Code, the Board is required to draw up and make public such an evaluation.
The remit includes to determine the pay policy and related terms and conditions of employment for all staff on senior manager grades, and those roles rated as equivalent.
Staff Governance Committee
The principal purpose of the Committee is to ensure that the University has a clear human resource strategy that has appropriate synergies with other strategies and is appropriate, realistic and achievable.