Governance Subcommittee

Tania Cork – Chief Officer

Ellie Lawton – CCA

Nita Allen – CCA and Chair

Ben Morris – Independent

Terms of Reference Template

The purpose of the Governance sub-committee shall be to: Assure the LPC’s adherence to the LPC’s governance and code of conduct framework and
duties under the LPC constitution; review the provisions of the LPC governance and code of conduct framework at specific
intervals; promote and demonstrate good governance as part of the LPC’s values; consider any complaints about an alleged breach of governance by any member or officer of
the committee referred to the sub-committee by the main committee (subject to 3.1) in
accordance with the provisions of the LPC constitution.


1.1 Three members of the main committee shall be elected by ballot to the Governance subcommittee.
1.2 In the event that a Governance sub- committee member ceases to be a member of the LPC, is
disqualified from being a member of the sub-committee or resigns, a ballot shall take place to elect a
new Governance sub- committee member for the remaining the term of office.
1.3 The members of the Governance sub- committee may co-opt an additional member from
members of the LPC, if it is necessary to ensure that the sub- committee includes representation of
both the independent and multiple sectors.
1.4. The members of the sub-committee shall appoint a chairman from amongst the members.


2.1 The Governance sub-committee shall be accountable to the main committee.
2.2 The Governance sub-committee shall determine the frequency of its meetings to discharge its
duties keeping the Chief Officer and Treasurer informed. The subcommittee may need to meet more
frequently should a specific issue arise which needs further discussion and agreement.
2.3 The Governance sub- committee shall report its discussions and outcomes to the main
committee; if confidential information has been discussed by the Governance sub- committee but
cannot be immediately reported to the main committee, the sub-committee shall inform the
committee and provide the information when in is in a position to do so.
2.4 A Governance sub- committee member with a conflict of interest should step down temporarily,
in which case the sub-committee shall co-opt an additional member from the main committee.
2.5 The sub- committee may invite the LPC Chief Officer or other officer to part or all of one or more
of its meetings if their input is required to deal with a specific issue and to ensure the LPC
constitution is adhered to.


3.1 The Treasurer may refer directly to the sub-committee any matter of governance relating to
Committee of members’ expenses claims.
3.2 The sub-committee may require any LPC member to report directly to it.
3.3 Shall investigate all complaints or allegations made against members or officers of the
committee referred to it by the main committee or other LPC Officer.
3.4 May, with the consent of the main committee, conduct an investigation into an alleged breach of
governance, on behalf of another LPC, in accordance with the LPC constitution.
3.5 Review the LPC’s governance and code of conduct framework at least annually and assure the
LPC’s adherence to the framework and the governance provisions set out in the LPC constitution.
3.6 The sub – committee should be elected or appointed yearly. This should coincide with the
appointment of the new Officers.