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Chairs' Committee

Terms of Reference

The Committee shall advise the Council on issues arising from the work of Council sub-committees and on behalf of the Council, monitor institutional performance against the strategic plan, and to refer to Council key issues arising.

Main Activities

  • To review the Strategic Plan and to consider it in the light of wider corporate and external factors and to draw major relevant developments to the attention of Council for deliberation;
  • To monitor institutional performance against the Strategic Plan;
  • To monitor and evaluate external and internal developments with strategic implications for the College;
  • To receive reports from the sub-committees of Council and to ensure that all Council sub-committees are working in a co-ordinated way;
  • To approve an annual programme of work of committees and to review the extent to which the programmes have been completed.

Constitution and Membership 

Pro-Provost and Chair of Council, Baroness Rebuck, DBE

Treasurer and Chair of Resources Committee, Deputy Chair of Council, Caragh Merrick

Chair, Audit Committee, Tom Van Oss

Chair, Development Committee TBA

Chair, People Committee, Jennifer Duvalier

Professor Rachel Cooper, Academic Advisor

Michael Birshan, Lay Council member

Quorum: Five members

Frequency of meetings: Up to six per year