This committee provides independent assistance to the Chief Executive by overseeing and monitoring the organisation’s governance, risk and control frameworks as well as its external accountability requirements.
The committee is directly responsible to the Chief Executive who authorises it to:
- obtain any information it needs from any employee and/or external party (subject to their legal obligation to protect information)
- discuss any matters with the external auditor, or other external parties (subject to confidentiality considerations)
- request the attendance of any employee, including the Chief Executive, at committee meetings
- obtain external legal or other professional advice, as considered necessary to meet its responsibilities, at the organisation’s expense.
The chair is Peter Scarlett.