Governance

Our governance and advisory boards provide NBIC with guidance and advice on the direction of the centre and challenge to the team. It is through regular face-to-face or online meetings that our governance and advisory bodies help NBIC to set out strategic direction and foundation for our research and outreach activities.

 

Non-Executive Board

NBIC has established a Non-Executive Board of external members, which includes representatives from the NBICs funders, International Science Advisory Board and Industrial Advisory Board. The Non-Executive Board’s role is to guide the strategic direction and development of IKC as well as having oversight of the operation and management of IKC and implementation of the Consortium Agreement. All Board members are bound by Terms of Reference, which outlines their roles and responsibilities.

Executive Management Team

The Executive Management Team (EMT) role is to have executive and overall management responsibility of the NBIC. The Terms of Reference outlines their roles and responsibilities, which include delivery of the Mission and Vision of the NBIC and in consultation with the International Scientific Advisory Board, the Industrial Advisory Board and the Scientific Management Board, approve the Scientific Strategy of NBIC. The CEO, Operations Director and the NBIC Co-directors are members of the EMT.

Industrial Advisory Board

Business leaders from Multi-national companies and SMEs are being recruited to the Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) on the basis of their experience and knowledge of the biofilms industry across the identified strategic sectors. The Terms of Reference outlines their roles and responsibilities, which include advising the Executive Management Team on the development of the NBIC, the industrial engagement strategy for the NBIC, NBIC funding call and the commercial exploitation of the results of the research conducted through the NBIC. Members of the Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) will be required to enter into an appropriate written confidentiality agreement to protect the confidentiality of the information disclosed to them in respect of the NBIC.

Science Management Board

The Science Management Board (SMB) have an oversight of the scientific strategy and training needs of the NBIC. The Terms of Reference outlines their roles and responsibilities, the SMB shall provide recommendations to the Executive Management Team on the scientific direction together with the strategy of the NBIC and the annual science programme. This group comprises of the four co-directors of the NBIC and the Operations Director. In addition, the SMB may organise scientific forums with Collaborating Universities that will help define the science strategy of the NBIC.

International Scientific Advisory Board

International scientists and academics are being recruited to the International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB), they have expertise in the main thematic areas of the NBIC. The Terms of Reference outlines their roles and responsibilities, which is to advise the NBIC on its scientific strategy. All members of the ISAB, will be required to enter into an appropriate written confidentiality agreement to protect the confidentiality of the information disclosed to them in respect of the NBIC.

Operational Management Group

The Operational Management Group (OMG) ensure the effective management of the NBIC and to work closely with the Parties’ respective financial, contract, intellectual property management and technology transfer functions to streamline the initiation of Projects and any commercialisation activity. The CEO and Operations Director, along with NBIC funded personnel will work together with functional representatives of the Core Academic Partners. The Terms of Reference outlines their roles and responsibilities, they will support the EMT and SMB in the delivery of the NBIC and will establish operational procedures that are necessary for the delivery of the NBIC.

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