Committee meetings

Find out more about our comittees, future meetings, and read the current meeting papers.

Audit and Risk Assurance Committee

The committee supports the Board and Chief Officer, as Accountable Officer. They provide assurance that appropriate and effective measures are in place for:

  • risk management
  • governance
  • internal control systems

The two most significant sources of assurance are the internal and external audits.

The internal audit benefits the Board and Accountable Officer. The external audit benefits Scottish Parliament. It is also on benefit to the organisation too.

Future meetings

  • Tuesday, 25 June 2024
  • Thursday, 17 October 2024
  • Thursday, 23 January 2025
  • Tuesday, 25 March 2025

Previous papers

The previous three years papers are available from publications.

Chair

  • Brian Baverstock

Members

  • Mhairi Wylie
  • Tim Wright
  • Malcolm Payton
  • Neil Mapes

In Attendance

  • Chief Officer - Accountable Officer
  • Deputy Chief Officer (In absence of the Accountable Officer)
  • Director of Finance and Contractual Services
  • Appointed Internal Audit
  • Appointed External Audit
  • Chief Inspector HMFSI

Change Committee

The committee scrutinises and challenges the Service's strategic change and major projects. This is also known as the change portfolio.

They ensure consistency with the Board's strategic direction. Also, their effective resourcing, planning and delivery.

The committee also agree an acceptable risk profile and thresholds for the change portfolio. They are also in place to provide direction of priorities and ensure:

  • resilience in the scale and rate of adoption across the Service
  • delivery within agreed costs and time related boundaries

Future meetings

  • Thursday, 1 August 2024
  • Thursday, 7 November 2024
  • Thursday, 6 February 2025

Previous meeting papers

The previous three years papers are available from publications.

Chair

  • Fiona Thorburn

Members

  • Brian Baverstock
  • Stuart Ballingall
  • Angiolina Foster
  • Kirsty Darwent (ex officio)
  • Therese O’Donnell

In Attendance

  • Deputy Chief Officer
  • Director of Prevention, Protection and Preparedness
  • Head of Portfolio Office

Integrated Governance Forum

The committee ensures joined up corporate governance. It ensures that issues raised in committees are discussed across the board.

The forum was previously the Integrated Governance Committee. The change came into place in April 2020 during the annual governance review. Since this time, meetings have taken place in private.

Future meetings

  • Tuesday, 26 March 2024
  • Tuesday, 25 June 2024
  • Thursday, 17 October 2024
  • Thursday, 23 January 2025
  • Tuesday, 25 March 2025

Meeting papers

Committee meetings take place in private, and no meeting papers are published. 

Chair

  • Kirsty Darwent

Members

  • Fiona Thorburn (Deputy Chair)
  • Brian Baverstock
  • Mhairi Wylie
  • Tim Wright

In Attendance

  • Chief Officer
  • Other representatives as appropriate

People Committee

The committee provide strategic advice and direction on matters affecting employees. They also ensure that staffing and payment arrangements are affordable and support the strategic aims of the Service.

Future meetings

  • Thursday, 6 June 2024
  • Thursday, 12 September 2024
  • Thursday, 5 December 2024
  • Thursday, 6 March 2025

Previous meeting papers

The previous three years papers are available from publications.

Chair

  • Mhairi Wylie

Members

  • Steve Barron
  • Fiona Thorburn
  • Paul Stollard
  • Malcolm Payton
  • Kirsty Darwent (ex officio)

In Attendance

  • Director of People
  • Director of Training, Safety and Assurance
  • Director of Operational Delivery
  • Other representation, as appropriate to the business of the Committee and by invite

Remuneration, Appointments and Nominations Sub-committee

This is a sub-committee of the People Committee. Its purpose is to advise on the remuneration and appointments strategy. They also support frameworks for the posts covered by the sub-committee’s remit.

They have no decision-making authority. They will offer the Board and Chief Officer, through the Chair of People Committee:

  • opinions
  • guidance
  • support
  • recommendations

Future meetings

  • Thursday, 6 June 2024
  • Thursday, 12 September 2024
  • Thursday, 5 December 2024
  • Thursday, 6 March 2025

Meeting papers

Sub-committee meetings take place in private and no meeting papers are published.

Chair

  • Fiona Thorburn

Members

  • Kirsty Darwent
  • Mhairi Wylie
  • Steve Barron
  • Stuart Ballingall

In Attendance

  • Chief Officer
  • Director of People
  • Other representatives as appropriate to the business of the sub-committee

Service Delivery Committee

The committee assure the Board of the quality of service delivery. This includes:

  • operational efficiency and effectiveness
  • operational safety
  • delivery of approved operational, and prevention and protection strategies.

It is their role to scrutinies, monitor and review performance to achieve this aim.

Future meetings

  • Thursday, 22 August 2024
  • Tuesday, 26 November 2024
  • Tuesday, 25 February 2025

Published meeting papers

The previous three years papers are available from publications.

Chair

  • Tim Wright

Members

  • Paul Stollard
  • Angiolina Foster
  • Kirsty Darwent (ex officio)
  • Andrew Smith
  • Madeline Smith

In Attendance

  • Deputy Chief Officer
  • Director of Operational Delivery
  • Director of Training, Safety and Assurance
  • Chief Inspector HMFSI

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