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NIABT Board of Trustees Meeting Wednesday 19th September 2018 | Northern Ireland Assembly Business Trust

NIABT Board of Trustees Meeting Wednesday 19th September 2018

Present:
Conor Murphy MLA             Chair
Stephen Kelly                           Manufacturing NI, Vice Chair
Norah- Anne Barron            Pi Communications
Roy Beggs MLA
Trevor Lunn MLA

In Attendance:
Simon Burrowes
Louise Close                         Deputy Secretary

Apologies:
Chris Brown                          Brown O’Connor Communications
Noel Brady                            Consult NB1 Ltd
Nicola Bothwell                  NB Chartered Communications
Gareth McGrath                 Director of Parliamentary Service
Clare Bailey MLA

1. Apologies:

  • Apologies were received from:
    • Sinead Bradley
    • Chris Brown
    • Noel Brady
    • Clare Bailey
    • Nicola Bothwell
    • Gareth McGrath

2. Declaration of Interests

  • None.

3. Adoption of previous minutes:

  • Agreed: The Board agreed to the contents of the minutes of the previous meeting.

Proposer: Stephen Kelly                Seconder: Norah-Anne Barron

4. Options for Disbursement of Remaining Funds

  • Board Members discussed the disbursement of NIABT funds and whether the decision should continue to be put on hold until the political situation is clearer.
  • Roy Beggs MLA stated that he would like local government to be included in the survey when it is conducted.
  • Following a discussion, the Board unanimously voted that any decision of how the funds should be disbursed should remain on hold until the political situation is clearer.
  • Norah-Anne Barron thanked the NIABT staff for the work done to date on the disbursement options.
  • The Board agreed to meet again in February 2019 (unless the political situation is resolved sooner) to assess the situation.
  • Agreed: The Board agreed to issue a message to members informing them that a decision will not be made until the political situation is clearer.

5. Financial Update

  • The current balance stands at £27,695.

6. GDPR

  • Advice was taken from a solicitor on the development of a privacy notice for the NIABT in line with GDPR.
  • This privacy notice has now been issued to all business members.

7. Audit 17/18

  • The draft audit report has been issue to all members.
  • Roy Beggs MLA stated that an amendment to page 2 of the report was required on why the Trust was dissolved.
  • Members were content to approve the report.

8. AGM 2018/19

  • Members agreed to postpone the AGM until w/c 13th March 2019.
  • A decision on electing a new Board will be taken during the next Board meeting.

9. Any Other Business

  • No other business.
  • The next meeting will place in February 2019.