The Council considered the report of the Deputy Chief Executive, concerning the appointment of Stuart Turner as a non-voting independent member of the Audit & Accounts Committee, and to consider an additional meeting of the Committee in September 2021 to facilitate the approval of the Statement of Accounts for 2020/21.
The Audit & Accounts Committee had recommended the co-option of a non-voting independent member to the Full Council earlier in the year. Following a recruitment process, it was considered that Stuart Turner had the required knowledge and skills to provide the support and appropriate challenge when scrutinising reports that are considered by the Committee. It was noted that the position would be reviewed annually to ensure that both parties were content to continue with the arrangement.
AGREED (unanimously) that:
a) the appointment of Stuart Turner to the position of non-voting independent member on the Audit & Accounts Committee be approved; and
b) an extraordinary meeting of the Audit & Accounts meeting be scheduled for the 22September 2021.