Our governance

The main decision-making board, audit and remuneration committees at Companies House.

Organisational chart

The Companies House organisational chart (PDF, 146KB, 1 page) shows how our management is structured.

Main board

The main board:

  • consists of the chair, the chief executive, executive directors and non-executive board members
  • handles all aspects of our organisation, including performance, finances and strategic direction
  • reports to Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on our governance, strategy, priorities and progress


Audit committee

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.


More information is also available in our Terms of Reference (PDF, 115KB, 3 pages).

Remuneration committee

The committee approves the Companies House annual pay remit, and reports its activities and findings to the board.