Decision details

Appointment of an Independent Member to the Audit & Accounts Committee

Decision Maker: Full Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Council considered the report of the Director – Resources / Deputy Chief Executive and Section 151 Officer which sought approval to appoint an Independent Member, on a non-voting basis onto the Audit & Accounts Committee.


At their meeting held on 3 February 2021, the Audit & Accounts Committee considered a report concerning co-opting an Independent, non-voting Member onto the Committee. The report detailed recommendations from the Sir Tony Redmond review on the arrangements in place to support the transparency and quality of local authority financial reporting.


The Audit & Accounts Committee unanimously agreed in recommending to Full Council to co-opt an Independent Member onto the committee.  The proposed role profile for the Independent Member was attached at Appendix B of the report.


AGREED      (unanimously) that:


(a)     the Council approve the creation of a Co-opted Independent member on a non-voting basis onto the Audit & Accounts Committee; and


(b)     the process for selecting and recommending an appropriate candidate be delegated to the Business Manager – Financial Services in consultation with the Chairman of the Audit & Accounts Committee, and that a report is brought back to the Council to approve the appointment of the recommended candidate.


Publication date: 06/09/2021

Date of decision: 09/03/2021

Decided at meeting: 09/03/2021 - Full Council

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