Agenda and minutes

Shareholder Committee
Monday, 10th June, 2019 5.00 pm

Venue: Crompton Suite, Civic Centre, Oldham, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1NL. View directions

Contact: Elizabeth Drogan 

No. Item


Apologies For Absence


There were no apologies for absence received.


Urgent Business

Urgent business, if any, introduced by the Chair


There were no items of urgent business received.


Declarations of Interest

To Receive Declarations of Interest in any Contract or matter to be discussed at the meeting.


There were no declarations of interest received.


Public Question Time

To receive Questions from the Public, in accordance with the Council’s Constitution.


There were no public questions received.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 125 KB

The Minutes of the meeting of the Shareholder Committee held on 11th February 2019 are attached for approval.


RESOLVED – That the minutes of the Shareholder Committee meeting held on 11th February 2019 be approved.


Interim Arrangements - Managing Director of Unity Partnership pdf icon PDF 102 KB


The Shareholder Committee gave consideration to a report of the Head of Executive Office which sought approval of the appointment of an Interim Managing Director for Unity Partnership.

The Council as the sole shareholder of the Unity Partnership Ltd was required to make all decisions in relation to Reserved Matters, including the appointment and removal of the Managing Director.

It was reported that previously, Ray Ward had undertaken the role of Managing Director but had recently resigned and therefore a decision was required to appoint an Interim Managing Director of Unity Partnership Limited.  

Members were advised the recommendations was for Helen Lockwood, Deputy Chief Executive be appointed on an interim basis.



Option 1 – Not to appoint to the vacant post of Managing Director.

Option 2 – Appoint Helen Lockwood, Deputy Chief Executive to the role of Interim Managing Director.


RESOLVED – That the Deputy Chief Executive, Helen Lockwood be appointed the Interim Managing Director for Unity Partnership.


Property Strategy and Services Review pdf icon PDF 120 KB


The Committee gave consideration to a report of the Chief Operating Officer, Unity Partnership and Emma Barton, Director of Economy, which provided Members with an update on the current work to develop the new Medium Term Property Strategy and the associated review of Property Services

The report provided details of the two phased approach the development of the Medium Term Property Strategy.



Not applicable.



1.    The two phased approach being undertaken to review the current property capability and service structures, processes and procedures and associated governance arrangements, which involved the Council and the Unity Partnership be noted.

2.    The need to facilitate enhanced scrutiny over the disposals and income generating programmes, through the refreshed Corporate Property Board, and to ensure that resources, service and systems are suitably equipped to ensure the success of this programme in order to achieve/accelerate the required level of savings identified be noted.

3.    A report be submitted to a future meeting of the Shareholder Committee with recommendations following the review.