Finance and Policy Committee

Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference


To consider [ie pre-review before final recommendations are submitted to Council]:

  • University strategic plan and resource allocation including capital expenditure priorities
  • annual budget and medium-term financial forecast
  • University borrowing strategy
  • University risk management strategy and corporate risk register
  • financial assessments in respect of any projects with very significant budgetary or strategic implications, as determined by UEB and Council 
  • the University's Scheme of Delegation


To monitor:

  • in-year financial performance against budget of the University  (on a quarterly basis)
  • updated forecast for the year (with reporting of significant variances)
  • medium and long-term financial outlook
  • draft financial statements University pension scheme and other pension arrangements 


To receive:

  • financial risk register
  • performance of financial  investments including endowments and restricted funds
  • University financial regulations



  • SU financial statements will now be reviewed by Registrar and Finance Director
  • subsidiary companies will be reviewed by a management group chaired by Finance Director


Membership 2016/17

      To serve until
1 Mr David Dickson (Chair) Treasurer N/A
2 Professor Koen Lamberts The Vice-Chancellor & President N/A
3 Professor Saul Tendler Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Provost N/A
4 Sir Christopher O'Donnell Chair of Council N/A
5 Mr Chris Thompson Deputy Treasurer N/A
6 Ms Denise Jagger Lay member of Council July 2018
7 Mr John Lister Lay member of Council July 2020
8 Professor Dunstan Brown Head of Language and Linguistic Science July 2019
9 Professor Quentin Summerfield Head of Department of Psychology July 2018
10 Professor Jo Swaffield Head of Economiocs and Related Studies July 2019
11 Ms Millie Beach President of the Students' Union July 2017
12 Rasha Ibrahim President of the Graduate Students' Association July 2017
13 Jo Horsburgh The Registrar and Secretary N/A
14 Mr Jeremy Lindley The Director of Finance N/A
15 Mr Rod Peet Deputy Director of Finance N/A
16 Mr David Muckersie Director of Corporate Planning N/A


Constituency of Members

Ref Constituency
1  The Treasurer (ex officio) (Chair)
2  The Vice-Chancellor (ex officio)
3  The Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost (ex officio)
4  The Chair of Council (ex officio)
5  The Deputy Treasurer (ex officio)
6-7  Two lay members of Council
8-10 Three heads of academic departments recommended by the Nominations Committee
11  President of the Students' Union (ex officio)
12  President of the Graduate Students' Association (ex officio)
In attendance
13  The Registrar and Secretary
14  The Director of Finance
15  Other Finance officers as appropriate
16  The Director of Corporate Planning (Secretary)




Meeting dates

The meeting dates for the 2016/17 academic year are as follows:

  • Wednesday 5 October 2016, 2.15 pm in the Yarburgh Room, (H/G15)
  • Friday 21 October, 2016, 9.15 am in the Eynns Room (H/G21) (Joint with Audit Committee until 11.00 am approx), then FPC in the Yarburgh Room, (H/G15) - FPC meeting cancelled
  • Friday 9 December 2016, 3.00 pm in the Yarburgh Room, (H/G15)
  • Wednesday 8 February 2017, 2.15 pm in the Yarburgh Room, (H/G15)
  • Friday 17 March 2017, 9.15 am in the Yarburgh Room, (H/G15)
  • Friday 9 June 2017, 2.15 pm in the Yarburgh Room, (H/G15)
  • Friday 30 June 2017, 2.15 pm in the Yarburgh Room, (H/G15) 


Associated Committees and Sub-Committees


Finance and Policy Committee reports to Council



David Dickson

University Treasurer



Stuart Jolley

Operations Manager

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