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Dual Assurance

Dual Assurance

The University’s business is governed through a 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 information tabs below show the areas to be governed through Dual Assurance and the Management and Independent leads in 2020/201. To find out more, contact the Dual Assurance Co-ordinator.

Education and Student Experience Dual Assurance

Education and Student Experience Dual Assurance has responsibility for the management of the University's Education Strategy, including monitoring of University performance and measuring progress in delivering agreed institutional priorities in the area of education. The Dual Assurance Education Terms of Reference document outlines its aims and membership of the group.

The Independent Lead is Sir Richard Atkins, the Management Lead is Professor Tim Quine, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Education, and coordinator is Jonnie Critchley, Business Manager to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor. Education and Student Experience Dual Assurance meetings are also attended by the Academic Dean for Students, Director of Education and Student Support, the Students' Guild Vice-President Education and the Falmouth and Exeter Students' Union President Exeter.

The meeting dates for 2021/22 are:

  • 4 October 2021
  • 29 November 2021
  • 19 January 2022
  • 7 March 2022
  • 8 May 2022
  • 20 June 2022

Meeting papers are only available to Council and VCEG members and those involved in the Dual Assurance Partnerships. If you would like to request access to any documents, please contact the Committee Secretariat secretariat@exeter.ac.uk

Management Lead

DVC (Education)

Independent Lead

Sir Richard Atkins

Coordinator

Jonnie Critchley

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Environment and Climate Emergency Dual Assurance

Environment and Climate Dual Assurance is concerned with the formulation and development of the University’s Environmental Sustainability Policy.

The Enviroment and Climate Emergency Dual Assurance Independent Lead is Glenn Woodcock, the Management Lead is Hugh McCann, Director of Estate Services. Secretariat support is provided by Lianne Moore, PA to Director of Campus Infrastructure & Operational Support Services. The Environment and Climate Emergency Dual Assurance Terms of Reference document outlines its aims and membership of the group.

The group meets termly and confirmed dates for 2021/22 are:

  • 29 November 2021
  • 21 February 2022
  • 25 May 2022

Meeting papers are only available to Council and VCEG members and those involved in the Dual Assurance Partnerships. If you would like to request access to any documents, please contact the Committee Secretariat secretariat@exeter.ac.uk

Management Lead

Director of Estate Services

Independent Lead

Glenn Woodcock

Coordinator

Lianne Moore

Please visit the Sustainability webpages to find out more about environmental sustainability at the University of Exeter.

www.exeter.ac.uk\sustainability

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Dual Assurance

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Dual Assurance is concerned with the University’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity activities and initiatives, and with driving forward the University’s commitment to creating a working, learning and social environment that is free from discrimination and promotes a culture of dignity, respect and equality of opportunity. The Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Assurance Terms of Reference below outlines the aims and membership of the group.

The Independent Lead is Salam Katbi, the Management Lead is Linda Peka, Deputy Registrar and Chief College Operations Officer, and Dorcas Cowan, Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity Manager, acts as co-ordinator for the Dual Assurance partnership.

Dual Assurance for Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity: Equality and Diversity Dual Assurance Terms of Reference

To drive forward the University’s commitment to creating a working, learning and social environment that is free from discrimination for any irrelevant or irrational reason and promotes a culture of dignity, respect and equality of opportunity. 

To have a strategic overview of the University’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity activities and initiatives.

To advise the Council of the University on the progress and performance of the University’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity action plan and the University’s responsibilities under the general public sector equality duty which requires the University to have due regard to the need to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

To be appraised of any external factors which may impact upon the University’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity agenda.

To provide support and advice to the Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity team.

The meeting dates for 2021/22 are:

  • To be confirmed

Meeting papers are only available to Council and VCEG members and those involved in the Dual Assurance Partnerships. If you would like to request access to any documents, please contact the Committee Secretariat secretariat@exeter.ac.uk

Management Lead

Deputy Registrar and Chief College Operations Officer

Independent Lead

Salam Katbi and Amoetsoe Mkwena

Coordinator

Dorcas Cowan

Estates Dual Assurance

Estates Dual Assurance is concerned with the development, delivery and review of the University's Estate and Capital Programme. The Estates Dual Assurance Terms of Reference document outlines its aims and membership of the group.

The Independent Lead is Sarah Buck, the Management Lead is Hugh McCann, Director of Estate Services, and Pam Navran acts as co-ordinator for the dual assurance partnership.

The Estates Dual Assurance was renamed in August 2019 and was previously known as Estates and Sustainability Dual Assurance.

The meeting dates for 2021/22 are:

  • 19 August 2021
  • 16 September 2021
  • 28 October 2021
  • 22 November 2021
  • 13 January 2022
  • 17 February 2022
  • 31 March 2022
  • 18 April 2022
  • 26 May 2022

Meeting papers are only available to Council and VCEG members and those involved in the Dual Assurance Partnerships. If you would like to request access to any documents, please contact the Committee Secretariat secretariat@exeter.ac.uk

 

Management Lead

Director of Estate Services

Independent Lead

Sarah Buck

Coordinator

Pam Navran

Ethics Dual Assurance

Ethics Dual Assurance is concerned with the delivery and review of the Ethics Policy, for the provision of oversight on matters relating to research integrity and governance and for providing leadership on ethics, research integrity and governance across the University and wider community. The Ethics Dual Assurance Terms of Reference document outlines its aims and membership of the group.

The Independent Lead is Dame Caroline MacEwen MD, FRCOphthm FRCS, the Management Lead is Professor Neil Gow FRS, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Impact, and administrative support is provided by Gail Seymour, Research Ethics and Governance Manager.

The meeting dates for 2021/22 are:

  • To be confirmed

Meeting papers are only available to Council and VCEG members and those involved in the Dual Assurance Partnerships. If you would like to request access to any documents, please contact the Committee Secretariat secretariat@exeter.ac.uk

Management Lead

DVC (Research and Impact)

Independent Lead

Caroline MacEwen

Coordinator

Gail Seymour

Ethics and Good Practice

Finance and Investment Dual Assurance

Finance and Investment Dual Assurance is responsible for the oversight of finance and investments. The Finance and Investment Dual Assurance Terms of Reference document outlines its aims and membership of the group.

The Independent Lead is Alison Reed, the Management Lead is Andrew Connolly, Chief Financial Officer, supported by Jean Lloyd, Council Co-ordinator and Executive Suite Office Manager. 

The meeting dates for 2021/2022 are:

  • To be confirmed

Meeting papers are only available to Council and VCEG members and those involved in the Dual Assurance Partnerships. If you would like to request access to any documents, please contact the Committee Secretariat secretariat@exeter.ac.uk

Management Lead

Chief Financial Officer

Independent Lead

Alison Reed

Coordinator

Jean Lloyd

Global Advancement Dual Assurance

Global Advancement Dual Assurance is concerned with the University’s alumni engagement, fundraising efforts and international partnership activity. The Global Engagement and Development Dual Assurance Global Advancement Terms of Reference document outlines its aims and membership of the group.

The Global Advancement Dual Assurance group was formed from the previous International Exeter and Development and Alumni Relations Office directorates and archive documents can be found here

The Independent Lead is Gerry Brown (Chair of the University’s Campaign Board), the Management Lead is Professor Janice Kay, Provost, supported by Dr Shaun Curtis, Director of Global Advancement, with secretariat support is provided by the Business Manager to the Provost.

The group meets once three times a year and the dates for 2021/22 are:

  • 15 November 2021
  • 31 March 2022
  • 20 July 2022

Meeting papers are only available to Council and VCEG members and those involved in the Dual Assurance Partnerships. If you would like to request access to any documents, please contact the Committee Secretariat secretariat@exeter.ac.uk

Management Lead

Provost

Independent Lead

Gerry Brown

Coordinator

Jen Fook and Lizzie Caughey

Global Strategy Dual Assurance

Global Strategy Dual Assurance has responsibility for overseeing the management of the University Global Strategy, including monitoring of University performance and measuring progress in delivering agreed institutional priorities in the area of global partnerships. The Global Strategy Dual Assurance Terms of Reference ‌document outlines its aims and membership of the group.

The Independent Council member for Education is Graham Cole, the management lead is Professor Mark Goodwin, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement, and is supported by the Business Manager to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Global Engagement, Dr Helen Butler. 

The meeting dates for 2021/22 are:

  • 5 October 2021
  • 8 January 2022
  • 5 April 2022
  • 19 July 2022

Meeting papers are only available to Council and VCEG members and those involved in the Dual Assurance Partnerships. If you would like to request access to any documents, please contact the Committee Secretariat secretariat@exeter.ac.uk

Management Lead

DVC (Global Engagement)

Independent Lead

Graham Cole

Coordinator

Dr Helen Butler


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Human Resources Dual Assurance

Human Resources Dual Assurance is concerned with the reviewing the human resources policies of the University, including the implementation of major policy initiatives. The Human Resources Dual Assurance Human Resources Dual Assurance Terms of Reference document outlines its aims and membership of the group.

The Independent Lead is Professor Dame Carrie MacEwen, the Management Lead is Imelda Rogers, Director of Human Resouces, and secretariat support is provided by Rachael Cameron, Executive Officer to the Director of Human Resources

The meeting dates for 2021/22 are:

  • 6 October 2021
  • Further dates to be confirmed

Meeting papers are only available to Council and VCEG members and those involved in the Dual Assurance Partnerships. If you would like to request access to any documents, please contact the Committee Secretariat secretariat@exeter.ac.uk

Management Lead

Director of Human Resources

Independent Lead

Professor Dame Carrie MacEwen

Coordinator

Rachael Cameron

Information Technology Dual Assurance

Digital and Information Technology Dual Assurance is concerned with the development and delivery of the IT strategy, and ensuring that the risks relating to activity in the business area are being well managed. The Information Technology Terms of Reference outlines its aims and membership of the group (draft until approved at the January 2020 meeting).

The Independent Lead is Andrew Greenway, the Management Lead is Mike Shore-Nye, Registrar and Secretary, in partnership with the Chief Information and Digital Officer. The meetings are supported by Rob Hart.

The meeting dates for 2021/2022 are:

  • To be confirmed

Meeting papers are only available to Council and VCEG members and those involved in the Dual Assurance Partnerships. If you would like to request access to any documents, please contact the Committee Secretariat secretariat@exeter.ac.uk

Management Lead

Registrar and Secretary

Independent Lead

Andrew Greenway

Coordinator

Rob Hart

Innovation and Business Dual Assurance

Innovation and Business Dual Assurance has responsibility for overseeing the management of the University Business Engagement Strategy, including monitoring of University performance and measuring progress in delivering agreed institutional priorities in the area of business and innovation. The ‌Dual Assurance Innovation and Business Terms of Reference ‌document outlines its aims and membership of the group.

The Independent Lead is Graham Cole, the Management Lead is Professor Mark Goodwin, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for External Engagement, and secretariat support is provided by Helen Butler, Business Manager to the DVC for External Engagement. Innovation & Business Dual Assurance meetings are also attended by the Director of Innovation, Impact and Business.

The meeting dates for 2021/22 are:

  • To be confirmed

Meeting papers are only available to Council and VCEG members and those involved in the Dual Assurance Partnerships. If you would like to request access to any documents, please contact the Committee Secretariat secretariat@exeter.ac.uk

Management Lead

DVC (Research and Impact)

Independent Lead

Graham Cole

Coordinator

Charlie Lane

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Marketing and Reputation Dual Assurance

Marketing and Reputation Dual Assurance is concerned with the University’s marketing and reputation across Corporate, College and Professional Service areas. The Marketing and Reputation Dual Assurance Terms of Reference  document outlines its aims and membership of the group.

Marketing and Reputation Dual Assurance group was formed from the previous External Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility.

The Independent Lead is Jo Binding, Management Lead is Jane Chafer, Director of Marketing, Recruitment, Communication and Global and secretariat support is provided by Tracey Smith, PA to Director of Communication and Corporate Affairs.

The group meets four times per academic year and the dates for 2021/22 are:

  • 5 August 2021
  • 14 October 2021
  • 17 February 2022
  • 19 May 2022
  • 7 July 2022

Meeting papers are only available to Council and VCEG members and those involved in the Dual Assurance Partnerships. If you would like to request access to any documents, please contact the Committee Secretariat secretariat@exeter.ac.uk 

Management Lead Director of Marketing, Recruitment, Communication and Global
Independent Lead Jo Binding
Coordinator Tracey Smith

Research and Impact Dual Assurance

Research and Impact Dual Assurance is concerned with the formulation and evolution of the research and impact strategy and ensures that all aspects of the Strategy are being implemented effectively. The Research and Impact Dual Assurance Research and Impact Terms of Reference* document outlines its aims and membership of the group.

The Independent Lead is Sir John O'Reilly, the Management Lead is Professor Neil Gow FRS, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Impact), supported by the Director of Research Services Drs Astrid Wissenburg.

Advising the Leads is the Research and Impact Strategy Management Group. This is composed of the Associate Deans for Research and Impact who meet on a monthly basis to ensure the delivery of the Research Strategy at College level.

The meeting dates for 2021/22 are:

  • To be confirmed

Meeting papers are only available to Council and VCEG members and those involved in the Dual Assurance Partnerships. If you would like to request access to any documents, please contact the Committee Secretariat secretariat@exeter.ac.uk

Management Lead

DVC (Research and Impact) 

Independent Lead

Sir John O'Reilly

Coordinator

Charlie Lane

* Draft until approval at February 2020 meeting

‌Risk Dual Assurance

Risk Dual Assurance is concerned with the University's Risk Management, considering Corporate, College and Professional Service risks. The Risk Terms of Reference document outlines the aims of the group, and also its membership.

The Independent Lead is currently vacant, the Management Lead is the Registrar and Secretary, and the Coordinator is the Risk and Compliance Officer. For more information on Risk Dual Assurance, or the Risk Management process at the University, please contact Tracey Tuffin, Risk and Compliance Officer at: T.Tuffin@exeter.ac.uk

The group meet termly, and the dates for 2021/22 are:

  • 9 November 2021
  • 22 February 2022
  • 14 June 2022

Meeting papers are only available to Council and VCEG members and those involved in the Dual Assurance Partnerships. If you would like to request access to any documents, please contact the Committee Secretariat secretariat@exeter.ac.uk

Management Lead

Registrar and Secretary

Independent Lead

Nicholas Cheffings

Coordinator

Tracey Tuffin

Sport Dual Assurance

Sport Dual Assurance is concerned with the formulation and development of the University’s sports strategy. The Sport Dual Assurance Sport and Wellness Dual Assurance Terms of Reference document outlines its aims and membership of the group.

The Independent Lead is Salam Katbi, the Management Lead is Alison Davidson, Director of Sport.

The group meets termly and confirmed dates for 2021/22 are:

  • 14 October 2021
  • 17 February 2022
  • 19 May 2022

Meeting papers are only available to Council and VCEG members and those involved in the Dual Assurance Partnerships. If you would like to request access to any documents, please contact the Committee Secretariat secretariat@exeter.ac.uk

Management Lead

Director of Sport

Independent Lead

Salam Katbi

Coordinator

Pam Navran