RESOLVED that Cabinet: -
(a) agree that the Chair of the Management Committee be given a further 3 year term of office to provide vital continuity at an exceptional time for the Russell-Cotes, both externally and internally, due to the impacts of the Covid pandemic, the pivotal moment in the governance review and the Museum’s Centenary in 2022; and
(b) note that this decision will not set any precedent for this or any other BCP Council Committee.
At this particular time, the progress of the move to externalisation of the Russell-Cotes is reaching a pivotal moment and it needs to retain the experience and continuity of its Chair to steer the Committee through the process to its conclusion and not risk jeopardizing the very significant work that has been undertaken internally and in consultation with key national stakeholders. Any change risks reputational damage to this key cultural organisation in Bournemouth during its centenary year when it is enjoying a higher profile.