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Dear Forth Valley College,

Please treat this as a freedom of information request.

In November 2015 The First Minister made a commitment to work towards gender balance on all public boards in Scotland.

Please could you supply me with the following information?

1. How many women are now on the board of your organisation and how many people of other genders are there?

2. Is the current Chairperson (or person with an equivalent role) a woman or someone of another gender?

3. What is the current median FTE pay for men and women in the organisation?

In addition, I would be grateful if you could provide me with the following information about board members.

4. Please supply the names of everyone currently on the board along with their registers of interest and the date that their register was last updated.
5. Please supply details of any payments made to any of the board members in the last 12 months, and a summary of the purpose of each payment.

Please do not send the requested information in pdf format files. I would prefer to receive the requested information by email in a machine readable format such as MS Excel.


I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Alastair Tibbitt
The Ferret Media Ltd

ken.thomson, Forth Valley College

Dear Mr Tibbitt

Freedom of Information Request

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request which we received today.

Our response will be sent within 20 working days.

Yours sincerely

Dr Ken Thomson
Principal

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ken.thomson, Forth Valley College

Dear Mr Tibbitt,

 

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002 (The Act). Please find below information in relation to your specific
queries.

 

1. How many women are now on the board of your organisation and how many
people of other genders are there?

 

8 Female and 10 male. Please note that the Board does not directly appoint
all 18 members of the Board of Management, with the 2 staff members and 2
student members being voted for by their peers and the Chair being
appointed by Scottish Ministers.

 

Of the members over whom the Board has direct control of appointment
(Principal and Non-Executive members), there are 7 Female and 6 Male
members. Non-Executive member appointments are also subject to final
ministerial approval.

 

2. Is the current Chairperson (or person with an equivalent role) a woman
or someone of another gender? No the Chair is currently male

 

3. What is the current median FTE pay for men and women in the
organisation? £20.47 per hour for Male and £18.90 per hour for Female

 

4. Please supply the names of everyone currently on the board along with
their registers of interest and the date that their register was last
updated.

 

Type Name
Chair Ross Martin
Staff Ken Thomson
Non-Exec Naila Akram
Non-Exec Hazel Burt
Andrew
Non-Exec Caldwell
Vice & Trudi
Non-Exec Craggs
Non-Exec Paul Devoy*
Non-Exec Lorna
& SIM Dougall
Vice &
Non-Exec Davie Flynn
Katherine
Non-Exec Graham
Lindsay
Non-Exec Hastie*
Staff Jen Hogarth
Non-Exec Liam McCabe
Alistair
Staff McKean
Emma
Non-Exec Meredith*
Aleksandrs
Student Petrovskis
Ken
Non-Exec Richardson
Andrew
Student Smirthwaite

 

The register of interests was last updated in October 2020 – this is done
annually to support the preparation of the College’s accounts or if there
is a significant change in a members registerable interests. Please note
that the members highlighted above with an * were appointed in March 2021
and are not on the register at this time. Similarly, the register contains
information for members whose tenure has ended since October 2020. Please
note under section 25 of the Act “Information Otherwise Accessible” this
register is published on the College website at
[1]https://www.forthvalley.ac.uk/media/6846...

 

5. Please supply details of any payments made to any of the board members
in the last 12 months, and a summary of the purpose of each payment.

 

The Chair of the Board of Management is a remunerated position and the
level of these payments is set by Scottish Government. Please note under
section 25 of the Act “Information Otherwise Accessible” the College
accounts published on the College website at
[2]https://www.forthvalley.ac.uk/media/7130...
contain the information for the previous academic year on page 30 and 31.

 

The Principal receives a salary as an employee and this is also published
in these accounts on page 30.

 

Jen Hogarth and Alistair McKean receive salaries as College employees.
This information is not being disclosed in line with Section 38(1)(b) of
the Act – Personal Information. This is an absolute exemption.

 

If you are not satisfied with the way in which your request has been dealt
with you are entitled, in the first instance, to request a review. Should
you wish to request such a review, please write to myself within 20
working days of the date of this email.

If you are not satisfied with the way in which your review has been dealt
with you are entitled to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner
for a decision. Their contact details are: Office of the Scottish
Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews,
Fife, KY16 9DS. Telephone 01334 464610.
[3]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

Yours sincerely

Dr Ken Thomson OBE
Principal

 

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