Division of General Counsel, Governance and Compliance

Chairs' Committee

Terms of Reference and Membership 2021-22


To coordinate the activities of all Council sub-committees and to fulfil the functions of a Nominations Committee, as required by the CUC Code of Governance. The Committee has a responsibility to ensure that value for money for all students and taxpayers is embedded in decision making, in line with the University’s Value for Money Policy, having regard to VfM whenever it is called to review proposals and approve plans in line with its delegated authority, ensuring transparency and accountability in operational decision making and planning for the future. Where appropriate this regard to VfM should include measuring and reporting on performance to determine if projects have delivered their intended outcomes and secured value for money.

Terms of Reference:

Chairs' Committee [PDF 229.21KB]



  •        Chair of Council (Chair)
  •        Vice-Chair
  •        Chair of Strategic Performance and Resources Committee
  •        Chair of Audit and Risk Committee
  •        Chair of Remuneration Committee (A and B)
  •        Chair of Student Experience Committee
  •        Chair of Capital Programmes Committee
  •        Vice-Chancellor

In attendance:

  •        Chief Operating Officer
  •        Provost

Deputising for members is not permitted without explicit agreement of the Chair.

The Committee cannot further delegate its responsibilities as set out above.

The Chair may co-opt members to the Committee as required.

Committee Management


Head of Governance Services


Four members for the purposes of any decisions (to include one of Chair and Vice-Chair, Vice-Chancellor (or Provost) and two further members)

Frequency of meetings

Three times per year and otherwise at request of the Chair.

Reports to


Current Membership

Chair: Denise Holt

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