The report is attached.
Steve Smith (Assistant Director, Commissioning Support Unit) introduced the report, stating that, as the Authority moved from the Change Programme to the Change Portfolio, it had been necessary to ensure that appropriate governance arrangements were in place. This was especially relevant in recognition of coronavirus and the measures introduced by the COVID-19 Recovery Plan.
In response to Councillor Gifford, Steve Smith advised that the Gateway Group was chaired by Andrew Felton (Assistant Director, Finance) and attended by senior personnel across the organisation. The purpose of the Group was to assess emerging proposals and to make a recommendation to Corporate Board. He stated that the Gateway Group was not a decision-making body; its recommendations would be progressed to Cabinet or Council as necessary. The terms of reference for the Group would be circulated to the members of the Committee to provide clarity.
That the Committee notes and takes assurance on the arrangements for governance of the Change Portfolio.