The Board appoints Audit, Risk & Governance; Joint Negotiating; People and Culture; Platinum; Remuneration; Service Delivery; and Transformation Oversight Committees. These Committees are advisory and their function is to make recommendations and reports to the Board.
The Chairperson of the Board and the Chief Fire & Rescue Officer are ex-officio Members of all Committees, with the exception of the Audit, Risk & Governance Committee of which the Chairperson is not a Member. The Chief Fire & Rescue Officer is not a Member of the Remuneration Committee.
Each committee meets formally at least 6 times per year, or more frequently as required.
The Audit, Risk & Governance Committee consists of 6 Members- Cadogan Enright, Robert Irvine, Thomas O’Hanlon, Jim Quinn, Hilary Singleton, Gordon Smyth (Chair).
The purpose of the Committee is to support the Board in their responsibilities for risk control and governance, including information governance, by reviewing the comprehensiveness of assurances in meeting the Board and Accounting Officer’s assurance needs and reviewing the reliability and integrity of these assurances.
The Joint Negotiating Committee consists of 5 Members- Michael Graham, Ken Henning, Robert Irvine, Carmel McKinney (Chair), Gordon Smyth.
The purpose of the Joint Negotiation Committee is to continually monitor and review Joint Negotiation related matters as deemed necessary.
The People and Culture Committee consists of 6 Members- Bonnie Anley, Jonathan Craig, Ken Henning (Chair), Thomas O’Hanlon, Lindsey Smith, Gordon Smyth.
The purpose of the People & Culture Committee is to oversee and scrutinise, while providing strategic advice and direction on matters affecting employees, ensuring that staffing and remuneration arrangements are affordable and support the Strategic Outcomes of NIFRS.
The Platinum Committee consists of 5 Members- Michael Graham, Ken Henning, Robert Irvine, Carmel McKinney (Chair), Gordon Smyth.
The purpose of the Platinum Committee is to provide an oversight and challenge function and act as a Board decision making body in exceptional or emergency circumstances.
The Remuneration Committee consists of 5 Members- Bonnie Anley, Jonathan Craig, Ken Henning, Carmel McKinney (Chair), Lindsey Smith.
The purpose of the Remuneration Committee is to offer guidance, support and recommendations to the Board and Chief Fire & Rescue Officer, in relation to matters of remuneration, appointments and nominations.
The Service Delivery Committee consists of 6 Members- Cadogan Enright, Ken Henning, Jim Quinn, Hilary Singleton, Lindsey Smith, Robert Irvine (Chair).
The purpose of the Service Delivery Committee is to scrutinise and challenge the safety, quality and performance of operational service delivery across NIFRS, providing assurance to the Board.
The purpose of the Transformation Oversight Committee is to oversee and scrutinise the progress of change programmes and major projects across the Service and to provide assurance that the future direction (as set out and approved by the NIFRS Board) of the Service being delivered.