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Board of Governors Committees

Committees

Board of Governors Committees

The Board of Governors appoints and regulates the Standing Committees which carry out the statutory obligations of the University. Standing Committees will, from time to time, establish Sub-Committees in order to assist them in undertaking their remits.

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

Meetings

Session 2020/21

    • 29 October 2020 – Strategy Event, Microsoft Teams
    • 14 December 2020 – Microsoft Teams
    • 16 February 2021 – Board visit, H230
    • 30 March 2021 – H230
    • 5 May 2021 – Stakeholder meeting, SIWB N204 and Amphitheatre
    • 12 May – Strategy Event, H230
    • 20 May 2021 – Visit, H230
    • 29 June 2021 – H230

    Committees of the Board of Governors 

    Sub-Committees and their memberships are reviewed annually with the Conveners being appointment for an initial three year term.

    Audit Committee

    Audit Committee

    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.

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    Chair's Committee

    Chair's Committee

    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.

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    Finance and General Purposes Committee

    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.

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    Governance and Nominations Committee

    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.

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    Remuneration Committee

    Remuneration Committee

    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.

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    Staff Governance Committee

    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.

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