Financial Affairs and Staffing Committee
All meetings are held at Unipol's offices, 155-157 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 3ED
Terms of Reference
a) to advise the Board on matters relating to Unipol's financial performance, procedures and planning.
b) scrutinise the financial budgeting and performance of the organisation on behalf of the Board and receive and evaluate reports from the Financial Controller and the Chief Executive for that purpose.
c) examine the financial strategy, reserves and investment policies and have responsibility for custodianship of Unipol’s assets and make recommendations to Unipol’s Board about any changes needed in these areas.
d) to seek assurances at an audit level of accountability (subject to Board approval of any resources needed for this process outside of the approved budgetary limits) as it deems necessary from external advisers.
e) take decisions in respect of evicting tenants on mandatory grounds from Unipol’s portfolio.
f) undetake staff review and promotion matters with authority from the Board in respect of members of the Senior Management team other than the Chief Executive.
g) undertake all staff policy considerations, in partiuclar Unipol's relationship with the University of Leeds in that regard and advise the Board accordingly.
h) have authority, on behalf of the Board, to negotiate and agree to any necessary contractual changes in respect of individual staffing arrangements and with the University of Leeds.
All members shall be voting members and the Chair shall have both an original and, if required, a casting vote.
All members shall be appointed for three years and nominated members of the Committee (that are not already members of Unipol's Board) are subject to approval by Unipol's Board.
The Committee shall meet when necessary, but in any event not less than three times a year.
The quorum shall be 4 members.
Chair - The Treasurer of Unipol's Board (ex officio)
Chair of Unipol's Board (ex officio) - Professor Stephen Scott
Deputy Chair - Partnerships - Mr Mike Wilkinson
Two members appointed by the Board
Mr Kevin Pearson
The Chief Executive
Mr Martin Blakey
The Deputy Chief Executive ( in all matters excepting their own review)
Ms Liz Hodgen
The Financial Controller( in all matters excepting their own review)
Miss Fiona Barry
Mrs Dorine Blair