The current Committee of Management members are:
Jim Hemphill – Vice Chair (first elected 2012; last re-elected 2016; elected Vice Chair 2019)
Marilyn Dickson – Treasurer (first elected 1990; last re-elected 2019; elected Treasurer 2019)
Donna Anderson (first elected 2017)
Fiona Marshall (first elected 2019)
James Moir (first elected 2016; last re-elected 2018)
George Nicol (first elected 2012; re-elected 2019)
Elizabeth Robertson (first elected 2016)
Marlyn Sinclair (first elected 2013; last re-elected 2017)
Jon Douglas (first elected; 2018)
George Thomson (first elected 1991; last re-elected 2018)
The principal decision making body of WGHC is the Committee of Management. There is a wide range of ages, knowledge and experience among our committee members. Length of service ranges all the way from a 2 years to 25 years. We believe this breadth of experience is a great advantage to our committee.
The Committee is legally responsible for ensuring that the Co-operative has in place a system of controls with regard to the reliability of financial information, the maintenance of proper accounting records and the safeguarding of assets.
These controls consist of:
- the establishment of formal policies and procedures;
- delegation of responsibility to qualified staff;
- ensuring an adequate system of reporting, budgeting and planning is in place.
In order for the Committee to achieve its aims and fulfil its responsibilities WGHC needs to use staff, consultants, policies and contracts. There is also Staffing Subcommittee consisting of the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Treasurer. Its remit is mainly senior officer appraisal, discipline and grievance procedures and it meets as required. We also use short life working groups of committee members, with or without staff in attendance, to focus on particular issues or policy reviews.