REMUNERATION & NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE
Tuesday 1 March, 15:00 – 16:30
15.3, Millbank Tower
Helen Walley, Chair, Non-Executive Director
Dr. Jane Martin, Non-Executive Director
Sir Jon Shortridge, Non-Executive Director
Ruth Sawtell, Non-Executive Director
Dame Julie Mellor, Ombudsman and Chair of the Board (items 1-6)
Mick Martin, Managing Director and Deputy Ombudsman (items 7 & 8)
Sarah Wilde, Director, HR, People and Talent
1. Introductions and welcome
1.1 The Chair welcomed the members of the Committee and attendees to the
2.1 There were no apologies to note.
3. Declarations of Interest
3.1 No conflicts of interest were declared.
4. Minutes from 7 December 2015
4.1 The minutes from the 7 December 2015 Remunerations and Nominations
meeting were agreed, subject to some minor revisions.
5. Approach to Executive pay and objectives
5.1 The Director of HR, People and Talent introduced the item and stated that
the purpose of the discussion was to receive input from Committee members
on Executive pay and the 2016-17 objectives for the Executive Directors.
5.2 Summary of Committee discussion:
ACTION The Director of HR, People and Talent and the Corporate
Governance Manager to take appropriate steps to ensure the
Committee has agreed the Executive pay policy by May 2016.
6. Annual Performance Objectives and Development – Managing Director and
7. Annual Performance Objectives and Development – Executive Director
Finance and Governance - Gill Kilpatrick
ACTION: MM to bring a proposal on Approach to Senior Pay to the next meeting
8. Annual Performance Objectives and Development – Executive Director
Operations and Investigations - Rebecca Marsh
9. Forward Plan
9.1 The Forward Plan was noted.
9.2 It was agreed that at the next meeting (27 May 2016) the Committee
expected to see the clear, fit-for-purpose 2016-17 objectives of the Managing
and Executive Directors.
ACTION The Ombudsman and Executive Team to take the appropriate steps
to ensure the Managing and Executive Director’s 2016-17
objectives are on the May 2016 agenda.
10.1 The Committee expressed surprise that the recent appointment of two Non-
Executive Directors required a re-drafting of the Terms of Reference to
extend the Board membership from 11 to 13, but noted that these were
10.2 It was agreed that following the current Local Government Ombudsman’s end
of term in January 2017 it was the expectation of the Committee that the
next Local Government Ombudsman would be asked to join the Board as an
ex-officio member, as per the current arrangement.