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SOAS Standing Orders: Annex XXI: Register of Interest

Annex XXI
Register of Interests

Governing Body has agreed that a Register of Members’ Interests should be compiled and updated on an annual basis.  This Register extends to internal and external members of Governing Body, Resources & Planning Committee, Estates & Infrastructure Committee, Audit Committee and Executive Board.  The Register will also extend to all senior administrative Heads.  This information will be held in the Directorate and will be available for inspection.

There is a general duty on all members of Governing Body and its Committees to disclose at the earliest practical opportunity any financial or other beneficial interests they or any close associate or any organisation in which they hold office of employment may have in any transaction and consideration between the School and a third party.  The circumstances in which such a declaration is appropriate are when Governing Body or any of its Committees has business which is relevant to those interests or when in the course of a meeting the member becomes aware that they have or may have a financial or other beneficial interest in a specific item of business to be transacted.

The proper manner of indicating a conflict or potential conflict of interest is to inform the Secretary (as Clerk to the Governing Body) in advance of the meeting or to draw it to the attention of the Chair of the meeting as the member becomes aware of a conflict during the course of discussion.

The non-disclosure of interest, if established as material to the business of Governing Body or its Committees, may lead to action by Governing Body including removal from office.