Committee Chairs and Terms of Reference

​Finance Committee

Reports to:                            The Council

Chairperson:                        Cr Garry Mallett

Deputy Chairperson:        Cr Rob Pascoe

Membership:                      The Mayor and all Councillors

Meeting frequency:         Six weekly​

Purpose:

The Finance Committee is responsible for:

  1. Monitoring Council's financial strategy, and financial performance against the Long Term Plan and Annual Plan.
  2. Determining financial matters within its delegations and Terms of Reference and making recommendations to Council on financial matters outside its authority.
  3. Guiding and monitoring Council's interests in its Council Controlled Organisations (CCOs), Council Organisations (COs) and subsidiaries.

Growth and Infrastructure Committee


Reports to:                            The Council

Chairperson:                        Cr Dave Macpherson

Deputy Chairperson:        Cr Geoff Taylor

Membership:                      The Mayor and all Councillors

Meeting frequency:         Six weekly​

Purpose

The Growth and Infrastructure Committee is responsible for:

  1. Guiding sustainable physical development and growth of Hamilton to meet current and future needs, through oversight of land-use planning, and aligned provision of fit-for-purpose network infrastructure.
  2. Governance of efficient, safe and sustainable roading and transport, three waters, and waste management that enables Hamilton's economy and adds to the liveability of the city. 
  3. Governance of Hamilton's economic agenda and investment development opportunities consistent with Council's vision for the city.

Community and Services Committee

Reports to:                            The Council

Chairperson:                        Cr Paula Southgate

Deputy Chairperson:        Cr Philip Yeung

Membership:                      The Mayor and all Councillors

Meeting frequency:         Six weekly​

Purpose

The Community and Services Committee is responsible for:

  1. Guiding and monitoring the provision of strategic community infrastructure and services to meet the current and future needs of the city and its communities.
  2. Governance of recreational, event, and community facilities and amenities.
  3. Facilitating community and stakeholder involvement and discussion on community infrastructure, community safety and community wellbeing matters.
  4. Ensuring Hamilton is performing to the highest standard in the area of civil defence and emergency management.
  5. Funding to benefit the social, cultural, arts and environmental wellbeing of communities in Hamilton.
  6. Regulatory and Hearings Co​mmittee

    Reports to:                            Council

    Chairperson:                        Cr Angela O'Leary

    Deputy Chairperson:        Cr Leo Tooman

    Membership:                      The Mayor and all Councillors

    (The composition of any Regulatory Hearings Committee for quorum purposes to be determined by the Chairperson)

    Meeting frequency:         As required​

    Purpose

    1. To conduct fair and effective hearings and make determinations on a range of the Council's quasi-judicial functions under legislation and other matters as referred to the Committee.
    2. To convene and coordinate Task Force groups on matters referred by other Committees.​​​

Audit and Risk Committee

Reports to:                            The Council

Chairperson:                        External appointee – Paul Connell

Membership:                      External appointee – Tony Steel

                                                  Mayor Andrew King

                                                  Chairperson of the Finance Committee – Cr Garry Mallett

                                                  Chairperson of the Growth and Infrastructure Committee – Cr Dave Macpherson

                                                  Chairperson of the Community and Services Committee – Cr Paula Southgate

                                                  Deputy Chairperson of the Finance Committee – Cr Rob Pascoe​

Meeting frequency:         As required – no less than four times a year

Purpose:

The Audit and Risk Committee is responsible for:

  1. Providing objective advice and recommendations to the governing body on the adequacy and functioning of the Council's risk management, control and governance frameworks and processes.
  2. Ensuring Council fulfils its legal responsibilities.
  3. Monitoring the Council's external and internal audit process.
  4. Ensuring the independence and effectiveness of Council's Internal Audit processes.
  5. Monitoring existing corporate policies and recommending new or amended policies to prevent and prohibit unethical, questionable or illegal activities.
  6. Providing a communication link between management, internal auditors/external auditors and Council.
  7. Supporting measures to improve management performance and internal controls.

CEO Review Committee

Reports to:                          ​ ​​The Council

Chairperson:                        Cr Rob Pascoe

Membership:                       Mayor Andrew King

                                                Deputy Mayor Martin Gallagher

                                                Chairperson of the Finance Committee – Cr Garry Mallett

                                                Chairperson of the Growth and Infrastructure Committee – Cr Dave Macpherson

                                                Chairperson of the Community and Services Committee – Cr Paula Southgate

Meeting frequency:             As required

Purpose and Terms of Reference:

To review the Chief Executive's performance and make recommendations to the Council about all matters relating to the employment of the Chief Executive and the Chief Executive's employment agreement.​

Independent Hearings Commissioners' Panel

Reports to:                            Council

Chairperson:                        As appropriate

Membership - with three sitting at any one time (including the Chairperson): 

  • William Wasley
  • Simon Berry
  • Murray Kivell
  • Rebecca Macky
  • Russell De Luca
  • Richard Knott
  • Alan Withy
  • Alan Bickers
  • Mark Farnsworth
  • Loretta Lovell
  • Ann Hamilton
  • Any Hamilton City Councillor who is a Ministry for the Environment accredited RMA Commissioner

​Meeting frequency:         As required​

Purpose:

To undertake certain hearings under the Resource Management Act 1991 ('RMA'), unless otherwise reserved by full Council.

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