Guidance

Department for Transport Executive Committee and Board meeting minutes

Remit, membership and meeting minutes of the Department for Transport's Executive Committee and Board.

Documents

DfT Executive Committee meeting minutes January to November 2012

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DfT Executive Committee meeting minutes 18 October to December 2011

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Detail

Remit of the Board

The role of the department’s Board is to:

  • ensure effective governance of the department and its agencies, so we made the right decisions, at the right time, and properly manage risks
  • shape and direct a shared agenda for the department as a whole, both to deliver ministers’ priorities and to build our capability as a department
  • monitor performance and risk, making choices, or recommendations to ministers) on priorities/risk appetite
  • oversee the health of our relations with our stakeholders and commercial partners

Membership of the Board

The Board is chaired by the Secretary of State. Members are the Minister of State, the Permanent Secretary, Directors General and the non-executives. Current membership of the board can be viewed on the DfT organisation chart.

Remit of the Executive Committee

The role of the department’s Executive Committee is to:

  • conduct annual business planning, and determine appropriate reporting arrangements in order to track progress on key deliverables and budgets and to identify key risks
  • assess progress and risks on the basis of that reporting, and assess the potential impact on plans of major new initiatives from ministers or beyond the department, including revised plans for key public announcements)
  • decide adjustments to plans and resources in the light of this assessment, reporting the position, and key issues arising, for the departmental board
  • provide steers as necessary to board sub-committees, and to progress any issues referred to it by the board
  • manage succession planning and remuneration for senior staff across the department
  • lead the central department (using the DfT management committee to oversee and develop key initiatives to improve the way the central department operates).

Membership of the Executive Committee

The executive committee is chaired by the Permanent Secretary. Members are the Directors General plus the Legal Services Director.

Minutes of the Board

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Minutes of the Executive Committee

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