Governance

The Poplar HARCA Board has ultimate responsibility for the work of Poplar HARCA and its twelve members are the Directors of the business for legal purposes. The Board decides the overall aims and objectives of Poplar HARCA and ensures that the organisation is meeting these and keeping within its legal, financial and moral obligations, including those of a society registered under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014. There are four committees that report to the Board as part of the formal decision making structure of the organisation; see “Committees” tab for details.

Board members are appointed for an initial three year term, and can stand for two additional terms of three years. For more information about the role and responsibilities, refer to the useful links “Join the Board or a Committee” and “Terms of Reference Poplar HARCA Board”.

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Poplar HARCA’s four Committees are part of the formal decision making structure of the organisation and provide assurance to the Poplar HARCA Board on the issues covered by each committee. Legal responsibility for Poplar HARCA rests with the Poplar Board, although it delegates authority for certain actions and decisions to the Corporate Management Team, Committees and other relevant parties. “Providing assurance” means depending on the matter being reviewed, the Board will;

a.            be referred to Poplar HARCA’s experience of the results of similar previous decisions, or historic or current performance;

b.            review benchmarking information, comparing Poplar HARCA’s performance with other similar organisations;

c.             where a decision is in a new area of business or on a new issue for Poplar HARCA, review information about other Registered Providers or similar organisations experience;

d.            where a decision is high risk or unusual, through external advice or validation of executives’ recommendations including seeking legal or audit advice;

e.            review the results of consultation of residents or other stakeholders.

 

•             Audit & Risk Committee (ARC)

Audit & Risk Committee monitors the effectiveness of our system of audit (external and internal) and risk management that is consistent with the corporate strategy, statutory and regulatory requirements, and best practice. The committee also monitors production of the statutory accounts, internal controls, fraud policy and probity, and statutory/regulatory compliance. 

MEMBERS (at Nov 2019):

1.            Colin Campbell

2.            Naz Hussain

3.            Sade Koiki

4.            Matthew Rowe

5.            Simon Turek (Chair)

 

•             Finance and General Purposes (FGP) Committee

FGP committee monitors our financial security and performance, delivery of the capital programme of housing development and regeneration, asset management strategy, IT and personnel strategies.

MEMBERS (at Nov 2019):

1.            Taylor Adams

2.            Paul Brickell

3.            Nishma Chauhan

4.            Shanela Haque

5.            Kate Hogarth

6.            John Norman (Chair)

7.            Kyle Rosevear

8.            Peter Stredder

9.            Colin Woollard

 

•             Services Committee

Services Committee monitors the delivery of services to residents (housing, repairs and maintenance) and community and neighbourhood activities.

MEMBERS (at Nov 2019):

1.            Momtaz Ajid

2.            Erica Day

3.            Rob Hannabuss (Vice Chair)

4.            Safia Jama

5.            Fran Jefcoate

6.            Tanya Martin (Chair)

7.            Melanie Vickers

8.            Tracey Walsh

9.            Shabana Yousaf

 

•             Remuneration & Nominations Committee

RemCom oversees strategic remuneration policy, the Chief Executive’s contract and appraisal, Board and Committee member recruitment and development, and pension arrangements.

MEMBERS (at Nov 2019):

1.            Paul Brickell

2.            Tanya Martin

3.            John Norman

4.            Simon Turek (Chair)

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The Youth Empowerment Board provides an opportunity for young people to get involved in the governance of Poplar HARCA. It is for 16 to 25 year olds living, studying or working in Tower Hamlets. The board has visited the Tower Hamlet’s Mayor John Biggs, to discuss community safety, knife crime and acid attacks. Other activities have included volunteering at a local homeless shelter and giving their views on regeneration and development in the area.

Members can get involved with projects, debates, campaigns and influencing what happens in their local area. We are currently recruiting for more members to join the board. Training, development and networking opportunities are available.

Meeting dates: The Youth Empowerment Board usually meets every 6 weeks on a Tuesday, 6.30pm-7.30pm at Spotlight (E14 6GN). Please get in touch with Fintan Tynan for the next meeting date: fintan.tynan@poplarharca.co.uk

 

How to apply: Please register your details online: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YEBAPPLY

If you would like further information or have any questions, please get in touch with Fintan Tynan: fintan.tynan@poplarharca.co.uk

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