Policy Code of Corporate Governance

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10. Who is responsible for delivery

The review of our corporate governance arrangements is an ongoing process and work is planned strategically throughout the year to test and verify our compliance with our Corporate Governance Framework.

In addition to this, an annual review of our governance arrangements is made to determine how we are meeting the core principles.  This review culminates in the production of a Corporate Governance Assurance Statement and associated action plan.  Each year the Leader and the Chief Executive are required to sign the Assurance Statement confirming the effectiveness of our Corporate Governance Framework.   The action plan is monitored 6 monthly by the Audit and Governance Committee.  The Assurance Statement is on our website and a summary is included in the Council’s Statement of Accounts.

The Chief Executive and his Strategic Management Team play a key role in this assessment process and monitoring any action plan for improvements on the governance arrangements.