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18 June 2020 - Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Commissioners

Location: Virtual meeting by Skype


  • Bill Moyes
  • Terry Babbs
  • John Baillie
  • Brian Bannister
  • Carol Brady
  • Stephen Cohen
  • Jo Hill
  • Trevor Pearce
  • Catharine Seddon

In attendance:

  • Neil McArthur
  • Sarah Gardner
  • Paul Hope
  • Tim Miller
  • Tamsin Morgan
  • Marie Perry (items 2, 3 and 4)
  • John Tanner
  • Helen Venn
  • Richard Watson
  • (REDACTED) (Board Secretary)
  • (REDACTED) (Legal)
  • (REDACTED) (notes)

Apologies: None

Welcome, apologies and declarations of interest

There were no declarations of interest.

1. Minutes, rolling actions, forward look and Chair’s business

The minutes of the meeting held on 15 May 2020 were approved.

The minutes of the meeting held on 21 May 2020 were approved.

The rolling actions were reviewed and updated.

The Board forward look was reviewed and updated.

The Board noted the Chair’s business update. The Chair congratulated Stephen Cohen on his reappointment for another four-year term from 1 November 2020. The Chair also noted that meetings have been scheduled to start the recruitment of Commissioners and the Chair for 2021.

2. Final Annual Report and Accounts

The Board noted the paper.


3 Fees review: Proposal to DCMS

The Board noted the paper.


4 Finance report

The Board noted the paper.


5. National Lottery Competition Committee update

The Board noted the report.


6. National Lottery Committee update

The Board noted the Committee’s annual report, and the reports of their April and May meetings.


7. CEO Quarterly Report & COVID-19 update, including Board Performance Report

The Board noted the report.


8. Any other business

The Board were asked to comment on the Corporate Governance Framework (CGF) papers that had been circulated by correspondence by Tuesday 23 June 2020.

Further to the paper circulated by correspondence, the Board approved Trevor Pearce as Chair of RemCo.

No further AOB was raised.

9. Commissioner & CEO session only

Minuted separately.

10. Audit and Risk Committee update (item for discussion by exception)

There were no comments on the A&RC update.

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