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Remuneration Committee

Terms of Reference
Reporting Structure

Membership 2019/20 - will be updated for 2020/21 following approval at the Council meeting on 14 October 2020 

The Chair of the Council (Chair)

David Normington

The Treasurer

Keith Bedell-Pearce

Three independent members of the Council with expertise in leadership and/or senior remuneration in other sectors, appointed by the Council

Dr John Ferrie

Dr Deborah Keith


One independent member, external to the Council, with expertise in leadership and/or senior remuneration in other sectors, appointed by the Council

James Furse

The Human Resources Director and Reward Manager provides expert advice to the Remuneration Committee. The Committee is authorised by the Council to obtain external professional advice if it considers this necessary, normally in consultation with the Human Resources Director.

Terms of Reference

(a) To propose to the Council the remuneration policy framework and to work within this Framework on behalf of the Council.

(b) To adhere to the approved Remuneration Policy Framework and operate within it, on behalf of the Council, when determining and reviewing remuneration.

(c) To determine and review the remuneration of the Vice-Chancellor and President, members of the University Executive Board and other members of senior staff who are involved in setting and moderating the pay for senior staff.

(d) To determine the level of severance pay to be awarded to members of staff whose salary exceeds £100,000 and all senior members of staff whose remuneration is determined by the Committee.

(e) To refer to the Council any remuneration or severance pay matters that fall outside of the approved remuneration policy framework or the delegated authority of the Committee.

(f) To provide an annual report to the Council on the work of the Committee, including delegated authority decisions, and to propose amendments to the remuneration policy framework.

(g) To approve annually the operating framework within which the Vice-Chancellor will determine senior remuneration.

(h) To receive an annual report from the Vice-Chancellor on the work of the University Executive Board on Remuneration.

(i) To receive an annual report from the Vice Chancellor on the framework for succession planning.

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Reporting Structure

The Remuneration Committee reports to the Council.

Click here to see a diagrammatic representation of the Committee Structure.

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Sharon Tuersley, Secretary to Council
(S dot Tuersley at warwick dot ac dot uk or ext: 51957)

Assistant Secretary:
Denise Rae, Specialist HR Coordinator, Human Resources
(D dot M dot Rae at warwick dot ac dot uk or ext: 72900)

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Dates of meetings of the Remuneration Committee can be found within the University Committee Timetable.

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