Decision details

Appointments to Outside Bodies

Decision Maker: Chief Executive Officer

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


All appointments made by the Executive to Outside Bodies to be extended to the May 2022 AGM.


Under his emergency delegated powers the Chief Executive Officer, having considered the appointments report and the recommendations made at the informal meeting of the Executive held on 25 May 2021, approved the following:
i. An amendment to the name of County Councillor’s Michael Harrison’s Executive Member portfolio post to – Executive Member for Adult Social Care & Health Integration, including Health & Wellbeing Board and Extra Care;
ii. The extension of existing appointments to the Outside Bodies, to the end of the current Council in May 2022;
iii. The appointment of County Councillor Caroline Goodrick and County Councillor Helen Swiers (as a Substitute) to the York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership Overview and Scrutiny Board;
iv. Two Executive Members appointments – County Councillor Michael Harrison to Humber Coast & Vale Integrated Care System, and County Councillor Caroline Dickinson to West Yorkshire & Harrogate Integrated Care System;

Reasons for the decision:

Under his delegated decision making powers in the Officers’ Delegation Scheme in the Council’s Constitution, the Chief Executive Officer has power, in cases of emergency, to take any decision which could be taken by the Council, the Executive or a committee.

Following on from the expiry of the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 (“the 2020 Regulations”), which allowed for committee meetings to be held remotely, the County Council resolved at its meeting on 5 May 2021 that, for the present time, in light of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic circumstances, remote live-broadcast committee meetings should continue, with any formal decisions required being taken by the Chief Executive Officer under his emergency decision making powers and after consultation with other Officers and Members as appropriate and after taking into account any views of the relevant Committee Members. This approach will be reviewed by full Council at its July meeting.

The Chief Executive Officer has taken all relevant information into account in exercising his emergency delegated powers in this matter, including considering the views of the Executive Members, and has made the decisions set out earlier for the reasons set out in the body of the report (a hyperlink to the report is included later in this decision record).

Alternative options considered:


Publication date: 03/06/2021

Date of decision: 25/05/2021

Effective from: 10/06/2021