The main decision-making board, audit and remuneration committees at Companies House.
The Companies House organisational chart (PDF, 105KB, 1 page) shows how our management is structured.
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
- Lesley Cowley
- Louise Smyth
- Ann Lewis
- Ceri Witchard
- Neil Hartley
- Robert McNeil
- Vanessa Sharp
- Kathryn Cearns
- Martin Hagen
- Jeff Lynn
- Mike Taylor
- Ed Westhead
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) .
The committee approves the Companies House annual pay remit, and reports its activities and findings to the board.