Dual Assurance

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

Dual Assurance

Business AreaManagement LeadLay LeadCoordinator
Finance and Investment Chief Financial Officer Pro-Chancellor (Finance) Sally Harrington
Research DVC (Research and Knowledge Transfer) Robin Nicholson Rhiannon Tucker
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 tbc
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

 

Advisory Boards

Business AreaManagement LeadLay AdvisorCoordinator
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.