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 2014/15. To find out more, contact the dual assurance co-ordinator.
Further information on Task and Finish Groups.
Guidelines for the Operation of Dual Assurance and Dual Engagement (currently under review)
|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 Capital Programme||Chief Operating Officer||Peter Lacey||Jean Lloyd|
|Information Technology||Director of Academic Services and Deputy Chief Operating Officer||Sally Wilcox||Lynne Tucker|
|Environmental Sustainability||Chief Operating Officer||Peter Lacey||Karen Gallagher|
|Education||DVC (Education)||Sarah Buck||Abi Wooding|
|Internationalisation||Provost||John Allwood||Shaun Curtis|
|Risk||Chief Operating Officer||Judy Hargadon||Steve Chadwick|
|External Affairs||Director of Communication and Corporate Affairs||Amanda Conroy||Tracey Smith|
|Corporate Social Responsibility||Chief Operating Officer||Chris Pomfret||Lianne Moore|
|Fundraising and Alumni Relations||Provost||Gerry Brown||Sarah Jarman|
|Sport and Wellness||Chief Operating Officer||Nicholas Bull||Director of Sport|
|Ethics||DVC (Research and Knowledge Transfer)||Steve Tomlinson||Gail Seymour|
|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 Boards have been set up. The Cornwall Advisory Board was set up to replace Cornwall DA.