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

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

  • 24 August 2017 (Special)
  • 21 September 2017
  • 7 December 2017
  • 15 March 2018

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
  • Graeme Waddell

Forthcoming meetings

2017/18

  • 12 October 2017 (Special)
  • 14 November 2017
  • 13 February 2018

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

  • Graeme Waddell (Chair)
  • Seonag Mackinnon
  • Grahame Smith 
  • Agnes Valentine

Forthcoming meetings

2017/18

  • 28 September 2017
  • 23 October 2017 (special)
  • 30 January 2018

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
  • Christine Pollock
  • Caroline Stuart
  • Damien Yeates

Forthcoming meetings

2017/18

  • 6 September 2017
  • 23 November 2017
  • 14 February 2018