Remuneration Committee

The Remuneration Committee meet twice a year and reports to Council. As a committee of the University Council, Remuneration acts under delegated authority to consider the performance and remuneration of senior employees.

Remuneration Committee consists of the Chair and Deputy Chair of Council, the Chairs of Audit and Resources Committees and the Vice-Chancellor.

Membership for the academic year 2016-2017 is as follows:

NamePositionTerm / Category of Office
Dr Michael HipkinsChair of CouncilEx-officio (Chair)
Jenny NewtonDeputy Chair of CouncilEx-officio
Professor Rebecca BuntingVice-ChancellorEx-officio
John SmithChair of Audit CommitteeEx-officio
Terri TeasdaleChair of Resources CommitteeEx-officio

The Director of Human Resources will also be in attendance.

a. To approve the terms and conditions of service of the Vice Chancellor (with the exception of the appointment, dismissal and terms of severance) in accordance with guidelines laid down by Council.

b. To approve the terms and conditions of service of the Clerk to the Council, and through the Vice Chancellor, other formally designated Senior Employees in accordance with guidelines laid down by Council.

c. To receive annually a formal review of the performance of the Vice Chancellor carried out by the Chair of Council and to receive formal reports of performance of the formally designated Senior Employees carried out by the Vice Chancellor.

d. To make a confidential report to Council on the performance against objectives set of the Vice Chancellor and the formally designated Senior Employees.

e. To approve the salaries of the Vice Chancellor, Clerk to the Council and other formally designated Senior Employees within guidelines laid down by Council.

f. To make a confidential formal report to Council on the salaries of the Vice Chancellor and other formally designated Senior Employees.

g. To make recommendations to Council on procedures to enable it to carry out its responsibility for the appointment, dismissal and terms of severance of the Vice Chancellor.

h. To be responsible for recommending to Council the framework and guidelines for operating any severance and redundancy arrangements which relate to the formally designated Senior Employees.

i. To approve severance and redundancy arrangements in relation to identified Senior Employees within the framework and guidelines laid down by Council.

j. To approve and review from time to time the designation of Senior Employees other than the Vice Chancellor and Clerk to the Council.

k. To undertake work related to remuneration which the Council may from time to time delegate to the Remuneration Committee.

l. To undertake an annual review of the terms of reference, delegated powers and membership of the Remuneration Committee.

m. To determine the salaries and all other aspects of the remuneration packages of employees of the University’s subsidiary companies where they are not employees of the University.

n. To determine the fee levels of Directors of subsidiary companies where these are not employees of the University, University Council members, nor employees of the subsidiary companies.

Meeting dates for 2016-2017 are as follows:

DateStart TimeEnd TimeLocation Meeting Type 
14 February 201715:0017:00VCCR, HWNormal
18 July 201715:0017:00VCCR, HWNormal

Secretary: Ellie Smith, Director of Academic Quality and Clerk to Council (x3554)
Associate Secretary: TBC, Human Resources Directorate