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 2022 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] Mr Antony Willott The Head 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
[8] Professor Graham Taylor Co-opted member* HT 2024
*The group may co-opt up to two additional members, who may be external.

Secretary: Planning and Council Secretariat (Ms Sarah Gardner) 


Attending Officers:

  • Senior Proctor 

Michaelmas Term 2021


Tuesday 28 September Cancelled

Tuesday 26 October

Tuesday 30 November

Hilary Term 2022


Thursday 6 January


Tuesday 1 February

Tuesday 8 March

Trinity Term 2022


Tuesday 12 April

Tuesday 10 May

Tuesday 14 June

For advice about the deadlines for papers, please speak to the Secretary, Ms Sarah Gardner.

Useful Documents

Gateway Checklist  

Business Case Deadline  


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


Contact us

Sarah Gardner

Planning and Council Secretariat

01865 (2)70021