Capital Steering Group

The Capital Steering Group is a subcommittee of PRAC. It is responsible for developing the rolling Minor Capital Plan and making recommendations to PRAC on Minor Capital Projects. Capital Steering Group oversees the financial management of the design and construction of Minor Capital Projects, reviewing business cases and making recommendations to PRAC on approval of expenditure at gateways 1 & 2. The committee is responsible for making recommendation to PRAC on the leasing and disposal of land and property within the functional estate.

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Membership as at TT 2021 is as follows

  Name Conditions of appointment Until
[1] Dr David Prout The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Planning and Resources) who shall chair the Group ex officio
[2] Ms Kirsten Gillingham The Director of Finance ex officio
[3] Mr Paul Goffin The Director of Estates ex officio
[4] Mr Stephen Purbrick The Head of Financial Planning and Analysis ex officio
[5] [vacancy] The Director of the Planning and Resource Allocation Section ex officio
[6] Dr Richard Jones The Head of Capital Projects ex officio
[7] Ms Sarah Davies A Project Accountant from the Finance Division specialising in capital projects ex officio

Secretary: Planning and Council Secretariat (Ms Sarah Gardner) 

Attending Officers

  • The Senior Proctor
  • Pro-Vice Chancellor (Development and External Affairs)
  • Mr Chris Carrington
  • Elizabeth Botwright
  • Ms Sally McKinlay
  • Ms Jennifer Makkreel
  • Ms Emma Spencer
  • Mr Shelley McDermott

Michaelmas Term 2020


Deadline for papers

Tuesday 29 September Friday 18 September

Tuesday 27 October

Friday 16 October

Tuesday 1 December

Friday 20 November

Hilary Term 2021


Deadline for papers

Tuesday 5 January

Wednesday 16 December

Tuesday 2 February

Friday 22 January

Tuesday 9 March

Friday 26 February

Trinity Term 2021


Deadline for papers

Tuesday 13 April

Friday 2 April

Tuesday 11 May

Friday 30 April

Tuesday 15 June

Friday 4 June

  • Papers are issued a week in advance of the meeting. The relevant SRO (e.g., divisional planning lead or service area head) may be invited to present the business case to CSG;
  • Project sponsors are asked to inform PACS of cases which are being developed, to ensure papers are issued in advance of the meeting.

Please contact the CSG Secretary at the earliest opportunity if you need to obtain the latest version of the business case template or require assistance with completing this template. Please be aware that if any of the information requirements are not met, CSG may send the business case back for further work thereby delaying the commencement of the project.


Business Case Deadline Template 2020-21 


For the regulations of the Capital Steering Group, please click here:


Contact us

Sarah Gardner

Planning and Council Secretariat

01865 (2)70021