Report of the Town Clerk.
The Board considered a report of the Town Clerk concerning a proposed amendment to the Board’s Terms of Reference and an extension of Chairman’s term.
The Chairman left the room and the Deputy Chair took the chair whist the Board made its decision.
A Member highlighted the importance of good governance and questioned if the current terms of reference confined membership to a detriment to the Board, i.e. the loss of a Member with significant knowledge and experience in a period of considerable change. The Town Clerk confirmed that the nine-year term limit was not mandated by any particular statute or law, but rather was a self-imposed restriction adopted in the interests of good governance. The Board could therefore decide to alter its constitution if it was deemed necessary.
RESOLVED – That Members consider a proposed amendment to the Barbican Centre Board’s Constitution and Terms of Reference, waiving the nine-year maximum service rule on a temporary basis in respect of Deputy Shilson, to allow for the possibility of the incumbent Chairman to extend his term on the Board for one additional year. This would facilitate his service as Deputy Chairman for 2020/21.