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5 February 2009

 

MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SCRUTINY

 

MINUTES

 

Thursday, 5 February 2009 at 12.00pm

Garden Room, Robinson College

 

Present: Professor David Yates (Chair); Dr Catherine Pitt (Secretary); Miss Emma Easterbrook (Support Officer); the Revd Jeremy Caddick; Mr Paul ffolkes Davis; Dr Margaret Guite; Dr Elisabeth Leedham-Green; Mrs Jamie Horsley; and Mr Richard Stibbs.

 

1.

Apologies

Dr Paul Beattie; Dr Margaret Glendenning; the Revd Ian Thompson; and the Revd Lindsay Yates.  .

 

2.

Guest: Mr Nigel Brown, Chairman of the Audit Committee

The following items were discussed:

-       Scope and role of the Audit Committee (defined in their Report);

-       HPCF;

-       Process for postponement of planned audits;

-       Process for implementation of fundamental concerns raised by the Committee including record keeping and expenses;

-       Use of College based financial advice;

-       Expansion of Committee by another external;

-       Role of externals on Council;

-       Process for discussion and agenda for Council;

-       Statute U and Schedule J;

-       Transparerncy and publication of reports; and

-       Financial concerns in the current climate.

1qa

3.

Minutes for Meeting of 22 January 2009

Approved.

 

4.

Matters Arising

None.

 

5.

Statute U

Concerns to be addressed in a letter from the Board.

 

6.

Future Members of the Board

Invitations to be sent in the Easter Term. 

 

7.

 

Any Other Business

PfD to act as Chair at next meeting in the absence of DY.

 

8.

Date of next meeting

12.00pm on Thursday, 19 February 2009

Garden Room, Robinson College

Guest: Mr Martin Reavley, Director of RSD

 

 

Emma Easterbrook

Support Officer

19 February 2009