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Board Sub Committees, Membership and Reponsibilities

The Board, while regulating its own proceedings and with the Minister determining any allowances and fees for members, has appointed the following committees:

  • Audit and Governance
  • Human Resource
  • Medical Review and Research
  • Finance and Projects

The Fund reserves the authority to appoint such other committees as it decides fit, consisting wholly or partly of members of the Board and may delegate to such committees any of the Board's functions as it decides fit.

The four committees each have specific governance responsibilities.


AUDIT AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

The Audit and Governance Committee, in keeping with the Public Bodies Management and Accountability Act, ensures that the NHF’s Board of Management and Senior Management operate in line with international corporate governance best practices and emerging trends.

The Committee is also responsible for the following areas:

  • Overseeing the appointment of external auditors, reviewing the internal audit programme, and discussing problems and reservations arising from audits.
  • Reviewing, on behalf of the Board, the system of internal control including financial, operational, compliance and risk management, and give recommendations.
  • Ensuring that the NHF is guided by the guidelines contained in the Corporate Governance Framework for Public Bodies in Jamaica.
  • Monitoring the structure and operations of the various Committees of the Board of Management to ensure that they are meeting their mandates.

AUDIT & GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Mrs. Cecile Watson - Chairman
  • Mr. Duke Holness
  • Mr. Dameon McNally – co-opt member

HUMAN RESOURCE COMMITTEE

The Human Resource Committee ensures that the NHF staff meets the highest professional and ethical standards, in harmony with the statutory body’s Mission and Vision.

The Committee is also responsible for the following areas:

  • Ensuring the activities of the Human Resource & Administration division of the NHF are in keeping with the policies systems and processes set out in the policy documents that govern the organisation’s operations.
  • Reviewing and determining disciplinary matters and making recommendations to the Board.
  • Reviewing and recommending senior executive recruitment and appointments for Board approval.

HUMAN RESOURCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Mrs. Cecile Watson - Chairman
  • Mr. Duke Holness
  • Mr. Dameon McNally – co-opt member 

MEDICAL REVIEW COMMITTEE

The Medical Review and Research Committee monitors improvements in the systems and procedures used in the delivery of NHF’s Individual Benefits.

The Committee is also responsible for the following areas:

  • Reviewing and recommending changes to NHF’s Individual Benefits.
  • Monitoring the implementation of NHF’s Individual Benefits programme.
  • Reviewing and recommending health-related projects referred by the Institutional Benefits Department in accordance with specific guidelines.

MEDICAL REVIEW & RESEARCH COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Mr. Duke Holness  - Chairman
  • Dr. Tonoya Toyloy
  • Dr. Kamal Mars

FINANCE AND PROJECTS COMMITTEE

The Finance and Projects Committee ensures full compliance with statutory financial reporting and oversees statutory deductions and payments.

The Committee is also responsible for the following areas:

  • Reviewing and approving the annual operation plan and budget, and monitor performance against these plans.
  • Recommending for approval banking mandates, financial institutions and limits.
  • Reviewing the investment activities and portfolio of the Fund.
  • Ensuring that project approval does not exceed funds available for Institutional Benefits.
  • Ensuring that project progress is being monitored and appropriate action is being taken by management where projects are not progressing as expected.

FINANCE AND PROJECTS COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Mr. Paul Hanworth – Chairman
  • Mr. Steven Sykes
  • Dr. Dana Morris Dixon