Shrewsbury Colleges Group
Group Minutes of Finance & Business Operations Committee
Date 11th January 23
Time 5.30 pm
In Attendance In attendance by electronic device and contributing towards the meeting quorum, in accordance with Instrument 12. (Members may count towards the quorum if they are able to be present by electronic or digital communication (including attendance by video conferencing or telephone conferencing).
B. Greenaway, G. Mills (Chair for duration of meeting),J. Staniforth (Principal/CEO).

Attending by Invitation
Candidate for Governor Opportunities (Minute Number 03/23)

In Attendance
Clerk to the Board, T. Cottee
Apologies R. Wilson.

01/23. Declarations of Interest


02/23. Appointment of Chair of Committee

 Resolved:  That G. Mills be appointed Chair of the Committee for the meeting.

G. Mills in the Chair.

03/23. Board Vacancies and Succession Planning (Confidential Appendices – Agenda Item 3)

 There was currently one Independent Governor Vacancy on the Board with a further Governor and one Parent Governor having given notice that they would be leaving the Board due to changes in their professional circumstances.  In accordance with the Board’s search procedures, the Clerk had contacted the Board’s Wait List candidates to seek expressions of interest to the current and upcoming vacancies.  One candidate was available for immediate interview.  The candidate had passed Due Diligence Checks and had met informally with the Board Chair and the P/CEO.  

Following the informal meeting, the candidate had been recommended for formal interview.

The Committee interviewed formally the shortlisted candidate, based on an assessment of a submitted CV and application form/skills audit (previously circulated).

Having considered the skills and experience of the candidate, which included a Term as the Higher Education Student Governor, the future skills requirements of the Board and to maintain quality governance, the Committee made the following recommendation – 

Resolved:  It was recommended to Board that C. Wassall be appointed as a co-opted member of the Quality, Standards & Curriculum Committee (Student Well Being) with effect from 27 March 2023.

Action:  Item to Board 

The meeting concluded at 6.26 p.m.