Trust Board Committees


Trust Board Committees

The Board of Directors has established the following Board level Committees:

  • Audit Committee
  • Nomination/Remuneration Committee
  • Quality Committee
  • Finance & Performance Committee

 

The committees of the Board have defined responsibility delivering aspects of the Board’s remit under delegated authority and recommendations are made to the Board of Directors on areas of specialisation. Each committee has established formal Terms of Reference and form part of the Trust's integrated governance structure which supports a systemic approach to mapping assurance against key strategic and operational risks.

 

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee is responsible on behalf of the Board for independently reviewing the systems of governance, control, risk management and assurance. The Committees activities cover the whole of the organisations governance agenda, not just finance.

The Audit Committee membership consists of four Non-Executive Directors and can be seen below. The Chief Executive and Chief Finance Officer have standing invitation to attend all meetings and in addition members of the senior management team, internal audits and external auditors attend as appropriate to the agenda.

The Audit Committee meets on a quarterly basis.

The Audit Committee is required to report annually to the Board of Directors and to the Council of Governors outlining the work it has undertaken during the year and where necessary highlights any areas of concern. This report can be viewed here. The Board of Directors also receives a regular report from Audit Committee following each meeting and these can be viewed within the Board packs.

The terms of reference for the Audit Committee can be viewed here.

Audit Committee Membership

  • Louise Dickinson (Chair of Audit Committee)
  • Gwynne Furlong
  • David Curtis
  • Isla Wison

 

Nomination/Remuneration Committee (Board of Directors)

The Board of Directors Nomination/Remuneration Committee is constituted as a standing Ccmmittee of the Board of Directors, with its membership made up of Non-Executive Directors. It is responsible for identifying and appointing candidates to fill Executive Director positions on the Board of Directors and for determining their remuneration and other conditions of service.

The terms of reference for the Nomination/Remuneration Committee can be viewed here.

 Nomination/Remuneration Committee Membership

  • David Eva (Trust Chair)
  • Peter Ballard
  • Louise Dickinson
  • Gwynne Furlong
  • David Curtis
  • Isla Wilson

 

Quality Committee

The ultimate accountability for quality rests with the Board of Directors and to ensure that the appropriate level of scrutiny is provided into quality standards and patient safety, a Board level Quality Committee has been established. The role of Quality Committee is to test the robustness of the assurances provided that the organisational systems and processes in relation to quality are robust and well-embedded and to identify and manage the risks to the quality of care we provide. The Committee is also responsible for monitoring strategic level risks associated with the effective delivery of education, training and leadership opportunities and the recruitment and retention of high quality staff.

The Terms of Reference for the Quality Committee can be viewed here.

Quality Committee Membership

  • David Curtis (Chair of Quality Committee)
  • David Eva
  • Isla Wilson
  • Peter Ballard
  • Heather Tierney-Moore
  • Dee Roach
  • Max Marshall
  • Sue Moore

 

Finance & Performance Committee

The Finance and Performance Committee has been established as a formal committee of the Board of Directors. Its purpose is to support the Board of Directors by providing highlight level scrutiny of financial and business performance data including the long-term sustainability of the Trust. The role of the Finance and Performance Committee is to test the robustness of analysis and assurance provided by its feeder sub-committees to support effective and efficient decision making at Board of Director meetings relating to the operational delivery and performance of the Trust, business growth and opportunities available to ensure the long-term sustainable development of the Trust, delivery of the Trust’s Property Strategy, Capital Programme and the effectiveness of the Red Rose Corporate Service partnership, delivery of the Trust’s Health Informatics Strategy, Clinical Systems Strategy and IT infrastructure, the Trust’s financial performance and the development of regulatory financial reporting.

The Terms of Reference for the Finance & Performance Committee can be viewed here.

Finance & Performance Committee Membership

  • Peter Ballard (Chair of Finance and Performance Committee)
  • David Eva
  • Gwynne Furlong
  • Louise Dickinson
  • Heather Tierney-Moore
  • Bill Gregory
  • Sue Moore
  • Max Marshall
  • Jo Alker
  • Steve Winterson