1. The Executive Committee is responsible for advising and assisting the Council in the performance of its responsibilities.
2. The Committee will:
2.1 Decide urgent matters that the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor consider cannot be held over to the next regular meeting of Council and report on its actions to the next regular meeting of Council;
2.2 In respect of honorary awards of the University, consider nominees recommended by the Vice-Chancellor and make recommendations to Council;
2.3 Consider and advise Council on matters relating to:
(a) contemporary governance requirements and expectations;
(b) the composition, structure and operation of Council and its committees;
(c) the process of regular review and monitoring of the performance evaluation of Council and its committees;
(d) the appointment/re-appointment of the Chancellor, Deputy Chancellors and Vice-Chancellor;
(e) succession plans for Council and the Vice-Chancellor.
2.4 Consider and advise Council on:
(a) the University’s strategic plan and associated resource plans;
(b) emerging strategic issues, risks and opportunities;
(c) policies reserved for Council approval;
(d) any other matter that the Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor, or another standing committee may refer to it from time to time.
3. The Committee may establish sub-committees to advise it on any matters within its terms of reference.
4. The Committee will annually review and report to Council on its own performance.
The membership will comprise:
Director, People and Culture (for matters relating to Vice-Chancellor’s and senior executive remuneration and performance).
Any other members of the senior executive or other senior staff as determined by the Vice-Chancellor.
University Secretary /Council Secretary.
The term of office for Council-appointed members is two years.
50% of membership plus 1
The Committee shall be convened at least five (5) times per year and on an ad hoc basis, as required, at the request of the Vice-Chancellor or the Chancellor.
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