Committees

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Court can delegate certain responsibilities to committees to assist with its work.

More information is available in the articles of association.

Contact: Roger Sendall, Director of Corporate Governance, Corporate Governance and Records Management.

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Audit committee

Meets four times every year. It advises and reports to court on external and internal audit matters and reviews risk management, control and governance arrangements. It reviews the external auditor's management letter, internal auditor reports and management responses, and the internal auditor's annual report.

Meeting dates

  • 22 February 2021
  • 24 May 2021
  • 26 August 2021
  • 15 November 2021
  • 21 February 2021
  • 23 May 2022

Membership

Chair

Membership

Independent members

  • Kirsty Macpherson (Independent Member)
  • Sarah Helps
  • Sinead Urquhart
  • Blair Sandison – academic partner chair
  • Angus Campbell
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Finance and general purposes committee

Meets approximately once every eight weeks. It advises court on a range of finance matters. It oversees the system of financial control and administration, recommends budgets, monitors progress and approves activities within its delegated authority. It advises court on employment, industrial relations, health and safety, and equality and diversity.

Meeting dates

  • 25 February 2021
  • 3 June 2021
  • 9 September 2021
  • 15 November 2021
  • 14 January 2022
  • 24 February 2022
  • 2 June 2022

Membership

Chair

Membership

External independent member

  • Duncan Macaulay (External Independent Member)

Academic partner board chairs

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Nominations committee

Chaired by the chair of court, this committee meets as required to review the membership of court, to seek new members when vacancies arise and to ensure the committees of court are populated in line with their agreed remit and composition.

Membership

Chair

  • Alastair MacColl

Ex officio members

Independent members

Academic partner principal

  • Vacant
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Remuneration committee

Chaired by an independent member of court. It implements the remuneration policy approved by court including setting and approving any changes to the salaries of senior staff. The principal and vice-chancellor is a member of this committee, but is not involved in setting their own remuneration. When setting the remuneration of the principal and vice-chancellor the committee can commission external advice drawn from both the universities and college sector and elsewhere. It approves any general movements in staff salaries and can consider inflationary trends, national and local market forces and benchmarks.

Membership

Chair

Ex officio members

  • Alastair MacColl – Chair of the University Court

Independent members

Honorary awards committee content

Honorary awards committee

Chaired by the chair of court, this committee meets as required to recommend recipients of university honorary awards.

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Regional strategy committee

See regional strategy committee