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 2019/20. To find out more, contact the Dual Assurance Co-Ordinator.

Communications, Reputation, Marketing and Student Recruitment Dual Assurance

Communications, Reputation, Marketing and Student Recruitment Dual Assurance is concerned with the University’s communication and reputation across Corporate, College and Professional Service areas. The Communication and Reputation Dual Assurance Terms of Reference February 2017 document outlines its aims and membership of the group.

Communications, Reputation, Marketing and Student Recruitment Dual Assurance group was formed from the previous External Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility and previous documents can be found within the archive

The Independent Lead is Jo Binding, Management Lead is Jane Chafer, Director of Communication and Corporate Affairs 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 2019/20 are:

  • Thursday 17 October 2019
  • Thursday 27 February 2020
  • Thursday 21 May 2020

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 Communications and Corporate Affairs
Independent Lead Jo Binding
Coordinator Tracey Smith

Education Dual Assurance

Education 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 Independant Lead is Richard Atkins, the Management Lead is Professor Tim Quine, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Education, and secretariat support is provided by Zoe Humble, Executive Assistant to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor. Education Dual Assurance meetings are also attended by the Academic Dean for Students, Director of Education and Student Support, the Students' Guild Vice-President Education, the FXU President Exeter, and the Business Manager to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education).

The meeting dates for 2019/20 are:

  • Monday 23 September 2019
  • Monday 11 November 2019 
  • Wednesday 15 January 2020 (Penryn Campus)
  • Monday 2 March 2020 
  • Monday 11 May 2020
  • Monday 29 June 2020

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

Richard Atkins

Coordinator

Zoe Humble

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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, 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 TOR

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 2019/20 are:

  • Thursday 31 October 2019
  • Wednesday 18 March 2020
  • Thursday 11 June 2020

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 College Operations Officer

Independent Lead

Salam Katbi

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 & Sustainability Dual Assurance Terms of Reference document outlines its aims and membership of the group.

The Independent Lead is Sarah Buck, the Management Lead is Craig Nowell, Director of Campus Infrastructure and Operational Support Services, and Lianne Moore acts as co-ordinator for the dual assurance partnership.

The Estates Dual Assurance was renamed in August2019 and was previously known as Estates and Sustainability Dual Assurance.

The meeting dates for 2019/20 are:

  • 29 August 2019 
  • 03 October 2019
  • 07 November 2019
  • 09 December 2019
  • 23 January 2020
  • 24 February 2020
  • 09 April 2020
  • 07 May 2020
  • 04 June 2020

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 Campus Infrastructure and Operational Support Services

Independent Lead

Sarah Buck

Coordinator

Lianne Moore

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 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 2019/20 are:

  • Thursday 17 October 2019
  • Tuesday 25 February 2020
  • Friday 22 May 2020

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 Terms of Refererence September 2018 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 Sally Harrington, Executive Assistant to the Director.

The meeting dates for 2019/2020 are:

  • 16 October 2019
  • 11 December 2019
  • 26 February 2020
  • 20 May 2020
  • 08 July 2020

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

Indepedent Lead

Alison Reed

Coordinator

Sally Harrington

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 2019/20 are:

  • 19 November 2019
  • 25 February 2020
  • 16 June 2020

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

Rachel Winzer

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 External Engagement, and secretariat support is provided by Holly Ricketts, Executive Officer to the Deputy Registrar and Director of People Services and Global Partnerships. 

The meeting dates for 2019/20 are:

  • Thursday 3 October 2019
  • Tuesday 03 December 2019
  • Friday 07 February 2020
  • Thursday 30 April 2020

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 (External Engagement)

Independent Lead

Graham Cole

Coordinator

Helen Butler


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Human Resources Dual Assurance

Human Resources Dual Assurance is concerned with the reviewing the human resources and health and safety strategy and 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 Kiron Farooki, the Management Lead is Imelda Rogers, Interim Director of People Services, and secretariat support is provided by Holly Ricketts, Executive Officer to the Director of People Services.

The meeting dates for 2019/20 are:

  • Tuesday 15 October 2019
  • Tuesday 25 February 2020
  • Tuesday 19 May 2020

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 People Services

Indepedent Lead

Kiron Farooki

Coordinator

Holly Ricketts

Information Technology Dual Assurance

Information Technology (including Digital) 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 Dual Assurance Terms of Reference document outlines its aims and membership of the group.

The Independent Lead is Andrew Greenway, the Management Lead is Mike Shore-Nye, Registrar and Secretary, and the partnership is coordinated by Alan Hill, Chief Information and Digital Officer. The meetings are supported by Pam Navran.

The meeting dates for 2019/2020 are:

  • Monday 07 October 2019
  • Wednesday 15 January 2020
  • Monday 04 May 2020

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

Pam Navran

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 2019/20 are:

  • Tuesday 03 December 2019
  • Friday 07 February 2020
  • Thursday 30 April 2020

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 (External Engagement)

Indepedent Lead

Graham Cole

Coordinator

Helen Butler

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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 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 2019/20 are:

  • Friday 29 November 2019
  • Monday 17 February 2020
  • Monday 01 June 2020

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) 

Indepedent Lead

Sir John O'Reilly

Coordinator

Charlie Lane

‌Risk Dual Assurance

Risk Dual Assurance is concerned with the University's Risk Management, considering Corporate, College and Professional Service risks. The ‌Dual Assurance 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 2018/19 are:

  • Monday 25 November 2019
  • Monday 10 February 2020 (to be confirmed once the independent lead has been appointed)
  • Wednesday 24 June 2020 (to be confirmed once the independent lead has been appointed)

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

Vacant

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 Jo Binding, the Management Lead is Craig Nowell, Director of Campus Infrastructure and Operational Support Services, and secretariat support is provided by Alison Davidson, Director of Sport.

The group meets termly and confirmed dates for 2018/19 are:

  • Thursday 15th November 

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 Campus Infrastructure and Operational Support Services

Independent Lead

Jo Binding

Coordinator

Alison Davidson

Sustainability Dual Assurance

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

The Sustainability Dual Assurance Independent Lead is Glenn Woodcock, the Management Lead is Craig Nowell, Director of Campus Infrastructure and Operational Support Services. Secretariat support is provided by Lianne Moore, PA to Director of Campus Infrastructure & Operational Support Services.

The group meets termly and confirmed dates for 2019/20 are:

  • 07 November 2019
  • 23 January 2020
  • 04 June 2020

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 Campus Infrastructure and Operational Support 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