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Sir Andrew Cubie trained as a lawyer, specialised in corporate law and was for many years the senior partner of the largest law firm in Scotland. He was and remains a director of a range of companies, both public and private in the UK and overseas. From that background he was elected the Chairman of the largest business organisation in Scotland at the time, the Confederation of British Industry. From that base he became involved in a wide range of UK public policy issues, particularly around Education and Training. In 2000 as the Chair of the Government created "Cubie Committee" he recommended the abolition of tuition fees for HE in Scotland and the introduction of a graduate endowment. The recommendation was accepted. He has chaired the largest independent school in Scotland, (and remains the Chair of a special needs school), Edinburgh Napier University, CUC, (being the representative body of all UK Chairs of universities), EFQM, the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, and continues to chair the Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework. He has written extensively about HE governance and lectured on the topic around the world

 

 

Sir Andrew Cubie answers questions on governance and leadership:

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Self-review is a key activity and output of the Good Governance Programme through which institutions can examine their current governance practice. Self-review can be undertaken regularly (for example every 3 -5 years).

Supporting governance development needs of individual governors, governing bodies, institutions and States is a key activity of this and other national and regional initiatives. Another output of the Good Governance Programme is a Governance Development Plan to see how governance development is built into institutional development through clear, timebound action planning.

 

 

Implementing good governance practice is the primary outcome of the Good Governance Programme demonstrated by institutions developing their own governance guidelines which sets out institutional governance practices based on the TEQIP Good Practice Guide for Governing Bodies. This would include a process and timetable for monitoring and reviewing governance practise.
Sharing experience underpins and supports the Good Governance Programme through good governance learning forums, sharing of institutional case studies of good practice, highlighting common gaps, barriers and issues, and helping institutions to learn from one another.