Board committees

We have four Board Committees:

  • Audit & Corporate Governance Committee
  • Quality, Safety & Improvement Committee
  • People & Organisational Development Committee
  • Knowledge, Research and Information Committee
  • Remuneration & Terms of Service Committee

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

Judi Rhys

Stephen Palmer

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     Sian Bolton
Interim Board Secretary and Head of Corporate Governance (Joint Lead Executive) Cathie Steele
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)     Gabrielle Smith
Deputy Director and Head of Finance Angela Fisher
Representative from Staff Partnership Forum

Stephanie Wilkins

Claire Lewis

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
02/05/18 Boardroom, Public Health Wales, No 2 Capital Quarter, Tyndall Street, Cardiff CF10 4BZ
30/05/18 Boardroom, Public Health Wales, No 2 Capital Quarter, Tyndall Street, Cardiff CF10 4BZ
06/09/18 Boardroom, Public Health Wales, No 2 Capital Quarter, Tyndall Street, Cardiff CF10 4BZ
23/01/19 Training Room, Public Health Wales, No 2 Capital Quarter, Tyndall Street, Cardiff CF10 4BZ
14/03/19 Boardroom, Public Health Wales, No 2 Capital Quarter, Tyndall Street, Cardiff CF10 4BZ

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

Shantini Paranjothy

Alison Ward CBE

In attendance
Acting Executive Director of Quality, Nursing and Allied Professionals (Lead Executive) Sian Bolton
Executive Director of Public Health Services and Medical Director Quentin Sandifer
 
Executive Director of Health and Wellbeing Chrissie Pickin
Director of NHS Quality Improvement and Patient Safety and Director 1000 Lives John Boulton
Director of Policy, Research and International Development Mark Bellis
Governance and General Manager for Quality, Nursing and Allied Health Professionals Directorate     Gay Reynolds
Deputy Director of Public Health Services and Director of Health Protection Andrew Jones
Interim Board Secretary and Head of Corporate Governance Cathie Steele
Representative from Staff Partnership Forum    

Stephanie Wilkins

Claire Lewis

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 Docs
10/04/18 Training Room, Public Health Wales, No 2 Capital Quarter, Tyndall Street, Cardiff CF10 4BZ

Minutes

Papers

10/07/18 Training Room, Public Health Wales, No 2 Capital Quarter, Tyndall Street, Cardiff CF10 4BZ  
04/10/18 Boardroom, Public Health Wales, No 2 Capital Quarter, Tyndall Street, Cardiff CF10 4BZ  
15/01/19 Boardroom, Public Health Wales, No 2 Capital Quarter, Tyndall Street, Cardiff CF10 4BZ  

People & Organisational Development Committee

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 Judi Rhys
Independent Members Shantini Paranjothy
Dyfed Edwards
In attendance
Director of People and Organisational Development (Lead Executive)
Phil Bushby
Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director of Operations and Finance (Executive Lead for Health and Safety)     Huw George
Acting Executive Director of Quality, Nursing and Allied Professionals Sian Bolton
Executive Director of Public Health Services and Medical Director Quentin Sandifer
Interim Board Secretary and Head of Corporate Governance Cathie Steele
Representatives from Staff Partnership Forum     Stephanie Wilkins
Roger Richards

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
24/04/18 Training Room, Public Health Wales, No 2 Capital Quarter, Tyndall Street, Cardiff CF10 4BZ
23/07/18 Training Room, Public Health Wales, No 2 Capital Quarter, Tyndall Street, Cardiff CF10 4BZ
24/10/18 Training Room, Public Health Wales, No 2 Capital Quarter, Tyndall Street, Cardiff CF10 4BZ
10/01/19 Boardroom, Public Health Wales, No 2 Capital Quarter, Tyndall Street, Cardiff CF10 4BZ

Knowledge, Research and Information Committee

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)
Chair

Shantini Paranjothy, Non Executive Director

Independent Members

Kate Eden Vice Chair and Non Executive Director

Jan Williams (Chair, in the capacity of Non Executive Director)

In attendance
Transition Director (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 1000 Lives

John Boulton

Director of Health Intelligence

Ciarán Humphreys

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.

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

Date Venue
17/04/19 Room 3.2, Public Health Wales, No 2 Capital Quarter, Tyndall Street, Cardiff CF10 4BZ
24/07/19 Room 3.7, Public Health Wales, No 2 Capital Quarter, Tyndall Street, Cardiff CF10 4BZ
09/10/19 Room 3.2, Public Health Wales, No 2 Capital Quarter, Tyndall Street, Cardiff CF10 4BZ
06/02/20 Room 3.2, Public Health Wales, No 2 Capital Quarter, Tyndall Street, Cardiff CF10 4BZ

 

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.

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

Who’s who

Members 
(Minimum of three)
Chair Trust Chair
Independent Members TBC
In attendance
(By invitation as required but usually includes those below)
Chief Executive Tracey Cooper
Director of People and Organisational Development Phil Bushby
 
Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director of Operations and Finance Huw George
Interim Board Secretary and Head of Corporate Governance Cathie Steele

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 Reanne Reffell, Corporate Governance Officer, on 02920 104299.