What about conflicts of interest and in-fighting?

A conflicts of interest-proof firewall will be built into the governance structure (see point above).

At the same time protocols will be developed in the form of a partnership agreement and trustee manual (both of which will sit alongside the Mem & Arts).  These will embody the codes of conduct and rules of engagement for the consortium.

It is obviously unrealistic to think that conflicts of interest or internal competition will never happen.  In fact, one method for allocating contracts – internal tendering – will be based on the concept of internal competition (see point below). However, the mechanisms referred to will help the consortium to manage these conflicts effectively and efficiently.