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

  • 25 August 2022
  • 9 December 2022 - UHI Foundation Conference & Public meeting
  • 30 November 2022
  • 20 February 2023
  • 24 May 2023

Audit Committee Terms of Reference

Membership

Chair

  • Murray Easton

Independent members

  • Sinead Urquhart
  • Vacancy – academic partner chair
  • Angus Campbell
  • Malcolm Burr
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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

  • 8 September 2022
  • 9 December 2022 - UHI Foundation Conference & Public meeting
  • 30 November 2022
  • 23 February 2023
  • 1 June 2023

F&GP Committee - Terms of Reference

Membership

Chair

Membership

  • Alastair MacColl - Chair of University Court
  • Poonam Malik (University Court Member)
  • Andrea Robertson (University Court Member)
  • Duncan Macaulay (External Independent Member)

Academic partner board chairs

  • Archie Macdonald (UHI Outer Hebrides)
  • Derek Lewis (UHI West Highland)
  • Vacancy
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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.

 

Nominations Committee Terms of Reference

Membership

Chair

  • Alastair MacColl

Ex officio members

  • Heather Innes - Regional President of HISA

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.

Remuneration Committee Terms of Reference

Membership

Chair

Ex officio members

  • Alastair MacColl – Chair of the University Court

Independent members

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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