The Head of Internal Audit and Corporate Anti-Fraud will provide an update on current Risk Management issues.
The Head of Internal Audit, Anti-Fraud and Assurance provided an update on current Risk Management issues.
He reported that following the departure from the Authority of the Risk and Governance Manager he had taken over the responsibility for risk management. This had allowed opportunity to reflect on the overall corporate capacity and approach to risk management and to this end an external consultant had been appointed to report to the Senior Management Team on suggested ways forward to develop both governance and engagement as well as the formatting of risk registers so that they could be developed into a more useable and easily manageable tool for senior management. In summary, this would be an overarching review of operational and strategic procedures in relation to risk management.
An initial presentation had been made by the Consultant to the Senior Management Team and officers were reflecting on the information presented in order to produce a framework for development. It was hoped that a presentation on the future proposals could be made to the training/awareness session to be held on the 30th October, 2019.
Members were then informed that the Risk and Governance Manager post had been replaced by a Corporate Governance and Assurance Manager post. The post holder, once appointed, would report directly to the Head of Internal Audit, Anti-Fraud and Assurance and would focus mainly on responsibilities centring on governance processes, Corporate Governance, the Annual Governance Statement and the further development of the role of the Audit Committee. This post was to be advertised on Friday 13th September, 2019.
RESOLVED that the report be received and that a further update be provided for the training/awareness session planned for the 30th October, 2019.