Board Committees

Board Members

Executive Committee

The main purposes of the Executive Committee are to: establish organisational Governance structure and principles; ensure effective and efficient Board decision making; coordinate activities of the Board and its Committees; make urgent decisions; and act as a sounding board for the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Chair: Curtis Dickinson

Committee Terms of Reference

Committee Members:

  • Lucille Parker
  • Michael Richmond MD
  • Venetta Symonds
  • William Shields, BHB

Finance Committee

The main purposes of the Finance Committee are to: assist the Board in fulfilling its responsibility for ensuring the Board’s financial integrity and credibility; ensure that an effective internal financial control system is maintained throughout the organisation; and ensure that the financial planning and resource management processes support the strategic directions and corporate objectives of the Board.

Chair: Terry Faulkenberry

Committee Terms of Reference

Committee Members:

  • Terry Faulkenberry
  • Venetta Symonds
  • Williams Shields, BHB
  • Scott Pearman, BHB
  • Arthur Ebbin, BHB
  • Michael Fisher, Community Representative

Clinical Governance Committee

The main purposes of the Clinical Governance Committee are to: lead the Board in ensuring high levels of patient care; lead the Board in formulating the Board’s mission and vision specifying key goals and objectives as it relates to clinical issues; influence external shareholders and ensure a true partnership is working; establishment and maintain an effective system of integrated clinical governance, clinical risk management, and internal control across all Board activities (clinical) that ensures the achievement of the Board’s goals and objectives; and regularly review the Clinical Governance System and recommend to the Board changes and/or governance guidelines as necessary.

Chair: Lucille Parker

Committee Terms of Reference

Committee Members:

  • Lucille Parker
  • Cheryl Peek-Ball MD
  • Michael Richmond MD
  • Venetta Symonds
  • Scott Pearman, BHB
  • Judy Richardson, BHB
  • Preston Swan, BHB

Communications Committee

The main purposes of the Communications Committee are to: ensure a sustained, meaningful and strategic focus on engaging stakeholders; improve perceptions of and confidence in the hospital; and develop trusted, open relationships with internal and external stakeholder groups.

Chair: TBA

Committee Terms of Reference

Committee Members:

  • Lucille Parker
  • Venetta Symonds
  • Lisa Sheppard
  • Michael Ashton MD, BHB
  • Anna Nowak, BHB
  • Kerry Judd, Community Representative
  • Mark Selley, Community Representative

Human Resources Committee

The main purposes of the Human Resources Committee are to: develop Board member orientation and education; monitor trade union relationships; oversee BHB’s pension plan; oversee compensation strategies for executives and physicians; recommend and oversee the Human Resources Strategy for BHB; and ratify Human Resources policies.

Chair: Sandy De Silva

Committee Terms of Reference

Committee Members:

  • Lucille Parker
  • Sandy De Silva
  • Sharon Vesey
  • Scott Pearman, BHB
  • William Shields, BHB
  • Angela Fraser-Pitcher, BHB
  • Kendra-Lee Pearman, BHB

Pension Committee

The Pension Committee oversees the operation and management of the plans and investments, is responsible for the appointment and removal of all service providers for the plans, and reviews and assesses the performance of all service providers.

Chair: Lucille Parker

Committee Terms of Reference

Committee Members:

  • Lucille Parker
  • Anthony Manders
  • Venetta Symonds
  • William Shields, BHB
  • Scott Pearman, BHB
  • Angela Fraser-Pitcher, BHB
  • Lori Burchall, BHB
  • Rebecca Pitman, Community Representative
  • Union Representatives

Audit and Risk Committee

The Audit & Risk Committee has responsibility for providing advice to the CEO and Board of Directors on the adequacy of audit arrangements, and on the implications of assurances provided in respect of risks and control within BHB. The main duties of the Committee include reviewing and approving the Internal Audit Plan and Risk Assessment, challenging both external and internal auditors about their assumptions methodologies, overseeing the arrangements for the annual audit of BHB’s financial statements by the Auditor General, and overseeing BHB’s processes for the management and control of clinical, financial, legal, reputational, IT and infrastructure risks.

Chair: TBA

Committee Terms of Reference

Committee Members:

  • Victor Scott
  • Katrina Nusum-Charles, Community Representative
  • David Pugh, Community Representative
  • Martha Tory, Community Representative