Audit and Risk COMMITTEE


The Audit & Risk Committee (ARC) provides an objective and independent review of the design and operation of audits, risk management, control and governance processes operated across the Institution.

Key objectives and vision

The ARC's objectives are to review controls covering:

  • Appropriateness and effectiveness of audits and risk management processes.
  • Appropriateness and effectiveness of management processes.
  • Consistency of operations and programmes with established objectives and goals.
  • Effectiveness of governance processes and institutional structures.
  • Reliability and integrity of financial and operating information.
  • Efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
  • Safeguarding of assets (including investments).
  • Compliance with legislation, regulations and contracts.
  • Delivery of major programmes and initiatives.
  • Quality and continuous improvement.

Our TOR that can be accessed via the link below translates these objectives into a list of 14 Duties.


Matt Garside

Simon Evans
Deputy Chair

Geoff Baker
Past President

Trudy Beeley
Ordinary Member

Graham Hughes
Ordinary Member

Oli O’Hanlon
Ordinary Member

Elizabeth Tarr
Ordinary Member

Members of staff who are normally invited to, and attend, ARC Meetings

Dr Alice Bunn

Dr Alice Bunn
Chief Executive

Dr Alice Bunn

Sean Fox
Finance and Commercial Director

Susannah Glover
Head of Governance

Dr Martin Whitfield
Senior Risk Manager

Key committee documents