TWAM Joint Committee
(Image: Cllr Ged Bell, Chair of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Joint Committee)
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums is governed by a Joint Committee which comprises 12 members drawn from the four local authorities on Tyneside. Each Council provides three members from amongst its elected members.
The Joint Committee meets a minimum of four times a year and the annual meeting of the Joint Committee is held in June every year. The Chair and Vice-Chair are elected annually from the overall membership by the members.
The Joint Committee is responsible for:
- the preparation of a policy statement for TWAM and its revision from time to time,
- the monitoring and review of the work of TWAM,
- the determination of the budget and staffing of TWAM, and
- commenting on matters affecting museums, archives and records regionally, nationally and internationally insofar as they affect TWAM.
Chair: Councillor Ged Bell, Newcastle City Council
Vice Chair: Councillor John McElroy, Gateshead Council
|Gateshead Council||Cllr John McElroy (Vice Chair)||Cllr Linda Green|
|Cllr Jonathan Wallace||Cllr Sonya Hawkins|
|Cllr Neil Weatherley|
|Newcastle City Council||Cllr Ged Bell (Chair)||Cllr Hilary Franks|
|Cllr Kim McGuiness||Cllr Greg Stone|
|Cllr David Faulkner||Cllr Robert Renton|
|Cllr Ian Graham|
|North Tyneside Council||Cllr Eddie Darke||Cllr John Stirling|
|Cllr John O'Shea||Cllr Linda Darke|
|Cllr Alan Percy||Cllr Sarah Day|
|South Tyneside Council||Cllr Fay Cunningham||Cllr Anne Welsh|
|Cllr Richard Porthouse||Cllr Sheila Stephenson|
|Cllr Alan Kerr||Cllr Allan West|
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Joint Committee reports and minutes can be downloaded from the Newcastle City Council website.
TWAM Audit Committee
The Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Audit Committee is independent from the Joint Committee. It was established in 2006 and provides independent assurance on the adequacy of the risk management framework and the associated governance and control environment, independent scrutiny of TWAM's financial and non-financial performance to the extent that it affects the TWAM's exposure to risk and weakens the control environment, and oversees the financial reporting process.
The Audit Committee has an independent chair and vice-chair, who were appointed following the publication of a statutory notice. The appointment is for a two year period, with the option to renew for a further two years. The scope of the Audit Committee's work is defined in its Terms of Reference and encompasses all the assurance needs of the Joint Committee and the Director.
The 2016-17 membership is as follows:
Chair: Neil Rutherford
Vice-Chair: Sheila Ramsay
|Gateshead Council||Cllr John McElroy||Vacant|
|Newcastle City Council||Cllr Ged Bell||Vacant|
|North Tyneside Council||Cllr John O'Shea||Cllr Anthony McMullen|
|South Tyneside Council||Cllr Alan Kerr||Cllr Fay Cunningham|
|Independent Member||Neil Rutherford (Chair)||N/A|
|Independent Member||Sheila Ramsay (Vice-Chair)||N/A|
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Audit Committee reports and meeting minutes can be downloaded from the Newcastle City Council website.