Agenda item

Draft role descriptor for a co-opted member of the Board

Report of the Principal.


The Committee received the report of the Principal of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama on the draft role descriptor for a Co-opted Member of the Board.


The role presented is in comparison with other leading institutions within the education sector. A Member commented that the draft role descriptor for a Co-Opted Member of the Board should highlight the fact that Co-opted Members are able to Chair the Committee’s meeting.


Furthermore, it was suggested that Remuneration and Nominations Committee of the Board of Governors of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama will be part of the interview panel for the Co-opted Members.


The Committee agreed that there needs to be an honest and frank conversation with candidates, in terms of the demand of the workload and commitments required of an Co-opted Member. A Member suggested that no more than four people should be on the interview panel, as otherwise, the exercise can become counter-productive. Moreover, the same Member made a request to explore the possibilities of having current Co-opted Members on the panel as observers of the process. 


RESOLVED –That the Committee Consider: the draft role descriptor and provide advice on its appropriateness.


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