Role of the Board

The four main functions of the Board are: to ensure that the body delivers its functions in accordance with Ministers’ policies and priorities; to provide strategic leadership; to ensure financial stewardship; and to hold the Chief Executive and senior management team to account.

In line with good governance, certain responsibilities are delegated to Board Committees to assist the Board in carrying out its functions.

Board

The purpose of the Skills Development Scotland Board is to oversee the organisation’s implementation of government policy.

Terms of Reference and Standing Orders 

Board Terms of Reference

Board Standing Orders

Board Membership

  • John McClelland (Chair)
  • Donald Boyd
  • Beth Corcoran
  • Willie Mackie
  • Seonag Mackinnon
  • Helen Robertson
  • Grahame Smith
  • Caroline Stuart
  • Agnes Valentine
  • Damien Yeates

Forthcoming meetings

2017/18

  • 21 February 2018 (Strategy Day)
  • 22 February 2018
  • 29 March 2018

2018/19 

  • 3 May 2018
  • 21 June 2018
  • 9 August 2018
  • 13 September 2018
  • 15 November 2018
  • 17 January 2019
  • 28 February 2019

Audit and Risk Committee

The purpose of the Audit and Risk Committee is to ensure that:

  • Internal and external audit arrangements are planned and a well-defined programme of work is in place setting out these arrangements
  • Systems are in place to ensure compliance with all legal obligations and regulatory requirements and that appropriate follow up action in respect of non-compliance or fraud
  • Systems of internal control and arrangements for the management of business risk are robust.

Terms of Reference

The terms of reference clearly states the committee's purpose and responsibilities.

Audit and Risk Committee Terms of Reference

Committee membership

  • Donald Boyd (Chair)
  • Beth Corcoran
  • Willie Mackie
  • Grahame Smith

Forthcoming meetings

2017/18

  • 15 March 2018

2018/19

  • 14 June 2018
  • 16 August 2018
  • 20 September 2018
  • 6 December 2018
  • 14 March 2019

Finance and Operational Performance Committee

The purpose of the Finance and Operational Performance Committee is to ensure efficient and effective financial management and operational performance for Skills Development Scotland for the delivery of Scottish Government targets, and to fulfill SDS's strategic and operational goals.

Terms of Reference

The terms of reference clearly states the committee's purpose and responsibilities.

Finance and Operational Performance Committee Terms of Reference

Committee membership

  • Grahame Smith (Chair)
  • Beth Corcoran
  • Seonag Mackinnon
  • Agnes Valentine

Forthcoming meetings

2017/18

  • 13 February 2018

2018/19

  • 2 May 2018
  • 7 August 2018
  • 8 November 2018
  • 14 February 2019

Remuneration and Human Resources Committee

The purpose of the Remuneration and Human Resources Committee is to provide detailed scrutiny of SDS remuneration matters including senior management team remuneration, company-wide pay increases and policy, pensions arrangements and other human resources (HR) matters.

Terms of Reference

The terms of reference clearly states the committee's purpose and responsibilities.

Remuneration and Human Resources Committee Terms of Reference

Committee membership

  • Seonag Mackinnon
  • Grahame Smith 
  • Agnes Valentine

Forthcoming meetings

2017/18

  • 30 January 2018

2018/19

  • 29 May 2018
  • 11 September 2018
  • 31 January 2019

Service Development Committee

The purpose of the Service Development Committee is to oversee on behalf of the Board a forward-looking programme of service design, development and improvement in respect of SDS' key strategic services.

Terms of Reference

The terms of reference clearly states the committee's purpose and responsibilities.

Service Development Committee Terms of Reference

Committee membership

  • Willie Mackie (Chair)
  • Seonag Mackinnon
  • Caroline Stuart
  • Damien Yeates

Forthcoming meetings

2017/18

  • 14 February 2018

2018/19

  • 18 April 2018
  • 18 July 2018
  • 31 October 2018
  • 30 January 2019