Council of governors
As an NHS foundation trust, QVH has a Board of Directors and a Council of Governors. The Board of Directors is responsible for the strategy and performance of the Trust and the Council of Governors holds the non-executive directors to account for the performance of the Board. The Trust chair leads both the board of directors and the council of governors.
The Council of Governors has important statutory powers which include:
- to hold the non-executive directors to account for the performance of the Board
- to represent the interest of the foundation trust members and members of public
- to appoint and, if appropriate, remove the chair, non-executive directors and auditor
- to decide the remuneration, allowances and other terms and conditions of the chair and non-executive directors
- to approve the appointment of the chief executive
- to receive the annual accounts, any report of the auditor on them and the annual report.
The QVH Council of Governors currently comprises:
- 10 public governors – individuals elected from the trust’s public constituency (see about membership for more information)
- Three staff governors – individuals elected from the trust’s staff membership
- Three stakeholder governors – individuals nominated by the trust’s key partner organisations.
Our Council of Governors register provides information about our current governors and their terms of office. Please follow this link to access the register.
The QVH Council of Governors holds quarterly meetings in public which QVH members and members of the general public are welcome and encouraged to attend. The papers are made available on this website one week before each meeting. More information about recent and forthcoming formal meetings is on the public meetings page. In addition, the council of governors usually holds one or two private meetings each year.
There are two formal sub-committees of the QVH Council of Governors:
- Appointments Committee
The Appointments Committee meets quarterly and is responsible for the identification and nomination of non-executive directors including the Chair. It advises the Council of Governors who are responsible for the appointment, re-appointment and removal of the Chair and other non-executive directors, and also the remuneration, allowances and other terms and conditions of the chair and non-executive directors.
- Governor Steering Committee (GSC)
The GSG was created by the QVH Council of Governors to support and facilitate the work of the Council of Governors generally, and specifically to hold the Trust’s Non-Executive Directors to account for the performance of the board and representing the interests of members and the public. It meets at least four times per year, in advance of each ordinary meeting of the Council of Governors.
More information, enquiries and contact details
You can find out more about the role of the Council of Governors in appendix B of the Code of governance for NHS provider trusts.
To find out more about the Council of Governors or to make contact with governors, please email email@example.com