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Advisory Board


The role of the Advisory Board is to assist and advise the Chief Executive on how Ministers' policies can most effectively be delivered.

This includes:

  • setting the strategic direction of the Agency within the policy and business parameters decided by Ministers
  • ensuring that appropriate corporate and business plans are in place for the delivery of the Agency's services and that proper standards of corporate governance are maintained
  • reviewing management information relating to the measurement of the Agency's performance against its targets
  • advising the Chief Executive on matters affecting the effective and efficient discharge of the Agency's responsibilities
  • Statistics on the Agency's performance against targets, spend against budgets, and reports on staffing issues will be tabled at these meetings

In addition, the Advisory Board will receive reports from the finance, audit, IT and health & safety committees and ad-hoc papers on matters of special interest.

The Advisory Board will advise the chief executive on business and corporate plans annually and on Annual Report and Accounts in advance of them being submitted to Ministers. 


The members of The Advisory Board are:

Richard Dennis

Chief Executive (Chair)

John Cook

Executive Director

Mike Norris

​Non-executive Director

Laura Murphy

Non-executive Director

Christine Sinclair

​Non-executive Director

Almira Delibegovic-Broome

​Non-executive Director

Simon Gill

Non-executive Director


Minutes for these meetings are available on request.

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