Board Committees

We have five Board Committees:

  • Audit & Corporate Governance Committee
  • Quality, Safety & Improvement Committee
  • People & Organisational Development Committee (not currently operating)
  • Knowledge, Research and Information Committee (not currently operating)
  • Remuneration & Terms of Service Committee

In March 2020, the Board agreed to suspend the People and Organisational Development Committee and the Knowledge, Research and Information Committee for the foreseeable future, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Audit and Corporate Governance Committee and the Quality, Safety and Improvement Committees will continue to operate virtually.

The Standard Terms of Reference and Operating Arrangements for all Committees of the Board includes content common to all committees and should be read alongside the specific terms of reference for each committee. View / download the Standard Terms of Reference and Operating Arrangements for all Committees of the Board.

Audit & Corporate Governance Committee

The Board’s Audit and Corporate Governance Committee advises and assures the Board and Accountable Officer on whether effective arrangements are in place to support them in their decision making and in discharging their accountabilities for securing the achievement of Public Health Wales’ objectives, in accordance with the standards of good governance determined for the NHS in Wales.
 
View / download the Terms of Reference and Membership for the Audit and Corporate Governance Committee

Who's who

Members 
(Minimum of three)
Chair Dyfed Edwards
Independent Members

Alison Ward

Diane Crone

In attendance
(By invitation as required but usually includes those below)
Deputy Chief Executive/ Executive Director of Operations & Finance (Joint Lead Executive) Huw George
Director of Quality, Nursing and Allied Health Professionals     Rhiannon Beaumont- Wood
Board Secretary and Head of Board Business Unit (Joint Lead Executive) Helen Bushell
Head of Internal Audit (or representative) Paul Dalton
Local Counter Fraud Specialist     Craig Greenstock
Wales Audit Office and Representative of the Auditor General (external auditor)     Anthony Veale
Deputy Director and Head of Finance Angela Fisher
Representative from Staff Partnership Forum

Stephanie Wilkins

Meetings

The Committee meets on a quarterly basis and otherwise as the Chair of the Committee deems necessary. The papers can be viewed / downloaded from the Public Health Wales Audit Committee Papers.

Meeting dates for the Audit & Corporate Governance Committee are given below.

Date Venue
18 May 2020 Virtual Meeting
23 June 2020 Virtual Meeting
13 August 2020 Virtual Meeting
15 October 2020 Virtual Meeting
19 January 2021 Virtual Meeting
18 March 2021 Virtual Meeting

Quality, Safety & Improvement Committee

This Committee advises the Board about the quality and safety of public health services and programmes delivered to improve population health outcomes. It provides assurance about arrangements for safeguarding and improving the quality and safety of service user/person/population centred health provision.

Following a committee structure review in 2016, the Information Governance Committee was dissolved. Subsequently, the Quality Safety and Improvement Committee is responsible for information governance and ensures that Public Health Wales complies with all relevant legislation. Archived papers for previous meetings of the Information Governance Committee can be found here.

View / download the Terms of Reference and Membership for the Quality, Safety and Improvement Committee.

Who’s who

Members 
(Minimum of three)
Chair Kate Eden
Independent Members

Judi Rhys

Sian Griffiths

In attendance
Executive Director of Quality, Nursing and Allied Professionals (Lead Executive) Rhiannon Beaumont-Wood
Executive Director of Public Health Services and Medical Director Quentin Sandifer
 
Interim Executive Director of Health and Wellbeing Jyoti Atri

Director of NHS Quality Improvement and Patient Safety/

Director Improvement Cymru

John Boulton
Chief Risk Officer and Head of Information Governance John Lawson
Governance and General Manager for Quality, Nursing and Allied Health Professionals Directorate     Gay Reynolds
Assistant Director of Quality and Nursing Eleri Lloyd Burns
Assistant Director of Integrated Governance Stuart Silcox
Deputy Director of Public Health Services and Director of Health Protection Andrew Jones
Board Secretary and Head of Board Business Unit Helen Bushell
Representative from Staff Partnership Forum    

Stephanie Wilkins

Meetings

The Committee meets on a quarterly basis and otherwise as the Chair of the Committee deems necessary. The papers can be viewed / downloaded from the link Public Health Wales Quality, Safety & Improvement Committee Papers.

Meeting dates for the Quality, Safety & Improvement Committee are given below.

Date Venue
19 May 2020 Virtual Meeting
16 July 2020 Virtual MeetingVirtual Meeting
7 September 2020 Virtual Meeting
17 November 2020 Virtual Meeting
9 February 2021 Virtual Meeting

People & Organisational Development Committee

(currently not in operation)

This Committee advises the board on all matters relating to staff and staffing of the Trust. It provides assurance about individual and organisational development, workforce planning; as well as the Welsh language, equality, diversity, human rights and health, safety and welfare. It has established the Health and Safety Group to carry out specific duties on its behalf.

View / download the Terms of Reference and Membership for the People & Organisational Development Committee.

Who's who

Members 
(Minimum of three)
Chair Mohammed Mehmet
Independent Members

Dyfed Edwards

Judi Rhys

In attendance
Acting Director of People and Organisational Development (Lead Executive) Neil Lewis
 
Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director of Operations and Finance (Executive Lead for Health and Safety)     Huw George
Executive Director of Quality, Nursing and Allied Professionals Rhiannon Beaumont-Wood
Executive Director of Public Health Services and Medical Director Quentin Sandifer
Board Secretary and Head of Board Business Unit Board Secretary and Head of Board Business UnitBoard Secretary and Head of Board Business UnitBoard Secretary and Head of Board Business Unit                    (or their nominee) Helen Bushell
Representatives from Staff Partnership Forum     Stephanie Wilkins

Meetings

The Committee meets on a quarterly basis and otherwise as the Chair of the Committee deems necessary. The papers can be viewed / downloaded from the link People and Organisational Development Committee Papers.

Meeting dates for the People & Organisational Development Committee are given below.

Date Venue
2021 dates TBC Virtual Meeting

Knowledge, Research and Information Committee

(currently not in operation)

This Committee advises the Board about the quality and impact of our knowledge, health intelligence and research activities and also the data quality and information governance arrangements in the organisation. 

View / download the Terms of Reference and Membership for the Knowledge, Research and Information Committee

Who's who

Members 
(Minimum of three)
ChairChairChair Sian Griffiths
Independant Members

Kate Eden

Diane Crone

In attendance
Transition Director - Knowledge  (Lead Executive)

Sian Bolton

Executive Director of Quality, Nursing and Allied Professionals 

Rhiannon Beaumont-Wood

Executive Director of Public Health Services and Medical Director

Quentin Sandifer

Interim Executive Director of Health and Wellbeing

Jyoti Atri

Director of NHS Quality Improvement and Patient Safety and Director Improvement Cymru

John Boulton

Director of Policy and International Health / WHO Collaborating Centre on Investment, Health and Wellbeing Mark Bellis
Director of Health Intelligence

TBC

Head of Research and Development

Alisha Davies

Chief Risk Officer 

John Lawson

Head of Information Management and Technology

Phil Walters

Board Secretary (or their nominee)

Helen Bushell

Meetings

The Committee meets on a quarterly basis and otherwise as the Chair of the Committee deems necessary. The papers can be viewed / downloaded from the link Knowledge, Research and Information Committee Papers.

Meeting dates for the Knowledge, Research and Information Committee are given below.

Date Venue
2021 date TBC Virtual Meeting

 

Remuneration & Terms of Service Committee

This Committee advises the Board on remuneration and terms of service for the Chief Executive, Executive Directors and other senior staff within the framework set by the Welsh Government. It provides assurance to the Board about the Trust’s arrangements for the remuneration and terms of service, including contractual arrangements for all staff, in accordance with the requirements and standards determined for the NHS in Wales.

The Remuneration and Terms of Service Committee are held in private session. The minutes of the meeting are reported into the following Board meeting.

View / download the Terms of Reference and Membership for the Remuneration and Terms of Service Committee.

Who’s who

Members 
(Minimum of three)
Chair Jan Williams
Independent MembersIndependent Members

Three Non-Executive Directors

(where possible to include the Chair of the Audit and Corporate Governance Committee 

Chief Executive Tracey Cooper
In attendance
(By invitation as required but usually includes those below)
Acting Director of People and Organisational Development Neil Lewis
 
Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director of Operations and Finance Huw George
Board Secretary and Head of Board Business Unit Helen Bushell

The Chair of the Committee determines how often it meets, in agreement with the Committee Members, but it is expected to meet at least once a year.
 

Further Information

For information on the Public Health Wales Committees, please contact the Board Business Unit PHW.CorporateGovernance@wales.nhs.uk  .