National Records of Scotland

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Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

National Records of Scotland (NRS) Strategic Board

The purpose of the NRS Strategic Board, which acts in an advisory capacity to the Chief Executive, is to provide support and constructive challenge on the operations of NRS, with a particular focus on the strategic direction of the organisation, checking it is on track to deliver the purpose and vision. It considers the balance between business and transformation activities and uses the experience of Non-Executive Directors (NXDs) to identify opportunities and emerging issues that ought to be taken into consideration.

Membership

Chief Executive (Chair)
Amy Wilson
Anne Slater
Linda Sinclair
Laura Mitchell
Sam Bedford
Steven Hanlon

Non-Executive Directors

Bill Matthews
Catherine McFie
Colin Ledlie
Gordon Shipley
Mandy Gallacher

Frequency: Quarterly

Minutes of the NRS Strategic Board Meeting held on 31 May 2018 (245 KB PDF) 

Minutes of the NRS Strategic Board Meeting held on 8 March 2018 (162 KB PDF) 

Minutes of the NRS Management Board Meeting held on 14 December 2017 (107 KB PDF) 

Minutes of the NRS Management Board Meeting held on 21 September 2017 (58 KB PDF) 

Audit & Risk Committee

Through a process of constructive challenge the Audit and Risk Committee supports the Chief Executive Officer and Accountable Officer in their responsibilities for issues of risk, control and governance and associated assurance. The Committee is also attended by NRS Chief Financial Officer and Scottish Government Internal Audit Division and External Audit colleagues who have an independent advisory role.

Membership:

Non-Executive Directors

Colin Ledlie (Chair)
Mandy Gallacher
Bill Matthews

Frequency: Quarterly

Minutes of the Audit and Risk Committee:

Minutes of the NRS Audit and Risk Committee Meeting held on 22 May 2018 (267 KB PDF)

Minutes of the NRS Audit and Risk Committee Meeting held on 19 February 2018 (168 KB PDF)

Minutes of the NRS Audit and Risk Committee Meeting held on 30 November 2017 (157 KB PDF)

Reports of the Audit and Risk Committee are published here:

Audit and Risk Committee Annual Report 2017-2018 (145 KB PDF)

Audit and Risk Committee Annual Report 2016-2017 (99 KB PDF)

Audit and Risk Committee Annual Report 2015-2016 (151 KB PDF)

Joint Partnership Board

The Joint Partnership Board meets quarterly and consists of the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Strategy & Business Services, and representatives from Human Resources and the Council of Scottish Government Unions.

The Board provides NRS Executive Management Board with the opportunity to consult with the trade unions at the formative stages of NRS organisational policy development, both at strategic and operational level, and to discuss any NRS specific issues.

Annual Report and Accounts

NRS is bound by the Scottish Public Finance Manual and the Financial Reporting Manuals when putting proper arrangements in place to ensure that public business is conducted in accordance with the law and proper standards, and that public money is safeguarded and properly accounted for, delivers best value, and is used economically, efficiently and effectively.

Audited accounts of the National Records of Scotland contain the Statement of Comprehensive Expenditure, Statement of Financial Position, Statement of Cash Flows and Statement of Changes in Taxpayers Equity. Our reports can be accessed below:

Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2018 (2.5 MB PDF) (Laid before the Scottish Parliament on 18 September 2018, SG/2018/40)

Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2017 (1.8 MB PDF) (Laid before the Scottish Parliament on 8 September 2017, SG/2017/37)

Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2016 (1.1MB PDF) (Laid before the Scottish Parliament on 18 October 2016, SG/2016/61)

Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2015 (1.0 MB PDF) (Laid before the Scottish Parliament on 12 November 2015, SG/2015/90)

Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2014 (1.1 MB PDF) (Laid before the Scottish Parliament on 2 December 2014, SG/2014/97)

Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2013 (1.2 MB PDF) (Laid before the Scottish Parliament on 25 October 2013, SG/2013/91)

Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2012 (1.3 MB PDF) (Laid before the Scottish Parliament on 25 September 2012, SG/2012/84)

Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

The Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 came into force on 1 October 2010. The new duties of the Scottish Government and public bodies under part 3 of the Act is to publish a range of financial and other information intended to promote openness and transparency across the public sector in Scotland.

The National Records of Scotland (NRS) was formed on 1 April 2011 and complies with these duties through publishing this information annually alongside our Annual Report and Accounts. Our reports can be accessed below:

2017-18 Statement on Financial and Other information (132 KB PDF)

2016-17 Statement on Financial and Other information (88 KB PDF)

2015-16 Statement on Financial and Other information (88 KB PDF)

2014-15 Statement on Financial and Other information (90 KB PDF)

2013-14 Statement on Financial and Other information (90 KB PDF)

2012-13 Statement on Financial and Other information (31 KB PDF)

2011-12 Statement on Financial and Other information (31 KB PDF)

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