The audit committee supports the main board and acts as a non-executive advisory body. The committee reports to the Accounting Officer (Chief Executive and Registrar) on audit and corporate governance issues.
One of the members acts as chair.
The committee asks the Accounting Officer, Finance Director, Head of Assurance, Risk and Consultancy and a representative from the National Audit Office to attend meetings by invitation.
Other people with specialist skills, knowledge and experience are invited to attend when appropriate.