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Governance

Executive Team and Structure

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Steve Morris

Director, Finance and Corporate Services

"A formal value for money strategy and the prioritisation of spending have contributed to making it possible for the Library to continue to deliver."

Steve Morris

In a year when so much attention has been focused on the impact of the economic recession and pressures on the public finances, it would be all too easy for a ‘resources’ Directorate to fall into simply seeing its role as planning and preparing for a period of retrenchment. However, in practice we have responded to the need to maintain the Library’s ambitious delivery and development programmes by re-doubling our efforts to ensure that we are able to get the maximum value out of all the resources available.

Re-tendering of existing services and the strengthening of rigorous value for money driven procurement across all areas of spending, the implementation of a formal value for money strategy and the prioritisation of spending have all contributed to making it possible for the Library to continue to deliver against the background of current and future constraints.

In parallel, we have led the development of Library’s 2020 Vision strategy, to ensure that the business planning and resource allocation decisions of today continue to address the future needs of its users in a rapidly evolving, and increasingly digital, world.

We have continued to invest heavily in ensuring that the Library’s physical Estate remains fit for purpose. As well as advanced new storage facilities in Boston Spa, a high level review of the St Pancras site, including development opportunities to the north of the existing building, has set out an exciting vision of how the Library’s presence and service capacity could be evolved over the next ten to fifty years.

Responsibilities

Financial Operations

  • Financial Accounting and Processing
  • Financial Systems and Projects
  • Internal Audit and Compliance

Management Accounting

  • Central Management Accounts
  • Directorate Finance Managers

Strategy and Planning

  • Business Planning
  • Business Assurance and Review
  • Corporate Information Management
  • Corporate Strategy

Corporate Procurement

  • Tendering and Purchasing
  • Contract Management
  • Legal and Contract Services

Estates

  • Real Estate Services
  • Construction Projects
  • Facility Management and Customer Services
  • Building Services

Licensing and Copyright

Additional Storage Programme

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