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 an Independent 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 Independent leads in 2016/17. To find out more, contact the dual assurance co-ordinator.
Further information on Task and Finish Groups.
|Business Area||Management Lead||Independent Lead||Coordinator|
|Finance and Investment||Chief Financial Officer||Pro-Chancellor (Finance)||Sally Harrington|
|Research, Innovation and Business||DVC (Research and Impact) and DVC (Innovation and External Engagement)||Sir John O'Reilly||Charlie Lane|
|Human Resources and Health and Safety (including Wellness)||Director of Human Resources||Richard Atkins||Holly Ricketts|
|Equality and Diversity||DVC (Innovation and External Engagement)||Kiron Farooki||Dorcas Cowan|
|Estates and Environmental Sustainability||Registrar and Secretary||Dr Sarah Buck||Lianne Moore|
|Information Technology (including Digital)||Registrar and Secretary||Richard Sargeant||
|Education||DVC (Education)||Sir Michael Barber||Maria Rose|
|Global Engagement and Development||Provost||Gerry Brown||Rachel Winzer|
|Risk||Registrar and Secretary||Judy Hargadon||Chris Lindsay|
|Communication and Reputation||Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs||Jo Binding||Tracey Smith|
|Sport||Registrar and Secretary||Nicholas Bull||Alison Davidson|
|Ethics||DVC (Research and Impact)||Professor Steve Tomlinson||Gail Seymour|
|Arts and Culture||Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean (College of Humanities)||Nicholas Bull||Hannah Rundle|
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.