For the first time in 2007/08 various areas of the University’s business, many of which had been governed by a committee in previous years, were governed through a new mechanism known as dual assurance. As its name suggests, this model involves two people. The first of these is a member of the Vice-Chancellor’s Executive Group, who takes responsibility for the management and development of policy in a particular area of business. The second member of the dual assurance partnership is a lay member of Council, knowledgeable in the same area, who provides assurance to Council that this activity is well-managed and that decisions have been reached following due process and appropriate consultation.
The table below shows the areas to be governed through dual assurance and the Management and Lay leads in 2015/16. To find out more, contact the dual assurance co-ordinator.
Further information on Task and Finish Groups.
|Business Area||Management Lead||Lay Lead||Coordinator|
|Finance and Investment||Chief Financial Officer||Pro-Chancellor (Finance)||Sally Harrington|
|Research||DVC (Research and Knowledge Transfer)||Robin Nicholson||Nina Sidney-Wicks|
|Human Resources & Health and Safety||Director of Human Resources||Bettina Rigg||Andrew Johnson|
|Equality and Diversity||DVC (External Affairs)||Bettina Rigg||Dorcas Cowan|
|Infrastructure and Environmental Sustainability||Chief Operating Officer||Peter Lacey||Lianne Moore|
|Information Technology||Director of Academic Services and Deputy Chief Operating Officer||Sally Wilcox||
|Education||DVC (Education)||Sarah Buck||Rhiannon Brobyn|
|Internationalisation||Provost||John Allwood||Shaun Curtis|
|Risk||Chief Operating Officer||Judy Hargadon||Chris Lindsay|
|Communication and Reputation||Director of Communication and Corporate Affairs||Amanda Conroy||Tracey Smith|
|Fundraising and Alumni Relations||Provost||Gerry Brown||Shaun Curtis|
|Sport and Wellness||Chief Operating Officer||Nicholas Bull||Alison Davidson|
|Ethics||DVC (Research and Knowledge Transfer)||Steve Tomlinson||Gail Seymour|
Dual Assurance Areas no longer operating
|Corporate Social Responsibility||Chief Operating Officer||Chris Pomfret||Lianne Moore|
|Business Area||Management Lead||Lay Advisor||Coordinator|
|Cornwall||DVC (External Affairs)||Judy Hargadon (Chair)||Helen Wonnacott|
In addition to the Dual Assurance (DA) portfolios, and where it has been considered that the DA model is not necessary for good governance, a small number of Advisory Panels have been set up. The Cornwall Advisory Panel replaces the Cornwall Advisory Board.