Our governance

The main decision-making, executive and managerial bodies at the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

Corporate governance

We’re governed by a unitary Agency Board with an equal number of Executive and Non-Executive Directors, and Non-Executive Chair, supported by three Board Assurance Committees.

The Board

The unitary Board is responsible for advising on the strategic direction of the Agency, ensuring that targets set out in the business plan and agreed with ministers, are met.

The Board supports the Chief Executive in the effective delivery of services and overall performance by providing leadership, developing strategy, advising on the delivery of policies, maintaining high standards of corporate governance, scrutinising performance and ensuring that controls are in place to manage risk.

The Board does not have involvement in any regulatory decisions affecting medicines or medical devices. These are the responsibility of the Chief Executive and Executive Committee.

Members

The unitary Board has an equal number of Non-Executive and Executive Directors.

Board members’ declarations of interest

Board members' list of declarations (PDF, 95.5KB, 4 pages)

MHRA Board meetings in 2021

The MHRA Board meetings in 2021 will be held in public on the below dates:

  • Tuesday 21 September 2021
  • Tuesday 19 October 2021
  • Tuesday 16 November 2021

Agency Board minutes

Agenda and board papers: 19 January 2021 (PDF, 548KB, 46 pages)

Agency Board minutes: 23 November 2020 (PDF, 147KB, 7 pages)

Agency Board minutes: October 2020 (PDF, 95.5KB, 5 pages)

Agenda and board papers: 26 October 2020 (PDF, 1.63MB, 43 pages)

Agency Board minutes: 23 March 2020 (PDF, 208KB, 7 pages)

Agency Board minutes: January 2020 (PDF, 179KB, 7 pages)

Agency Board minutes: May 2020 (PDF, 181KB, 7 pages)

Agency Board minutes: September 2020 (PDF, 178KB, 6 pages)

Agency Board minutes: August 2020 (PDF, 171KB, 6 pages)

Agency Board minutes: 21 October 2019 (PDF, 201KB, 7 pages)

Agency Board minutes: 27 April 2020 (PDF, 177KB, 7 pages)

Public Board Agenda 16 December 2019 (PDF, 141KB, 1 page)

CET directors' declarations of interests (PDF, 66.7KB, 2 pages)

Agency Board minutes: 15 April 2019 (PDF, 204KB, 7 pages)

Agency Board minutes: 17 December 2018 (PDF, 169KB, 8 pages)

Agency Board minutes: 19 November 2018 (PDF, 211KB, 9 pages)

Agency board agenda: 15 April 2019 (PDF, 118KB, 1 page)

Agency Board minutes: 22 October 2018 (PDF, 180KB, 9 pages)

Agency Board minutes: 16 July 2018 (PDF, 193KB, 8 pages)

Agency Board minutes: 25 June 2018 (PDF, 171KB, 7 pages)

Agency Board minutes: 21 May 2018 (PDF, 160KB, 8 pages)

Agency Board minutes: 23 April 2018 (PDF, 161KB, 9 pages)

Agency Board minutes: 26 March 2018 (PDF, 171KB, 8 pages)

Agency Board minutes: 26 February 2018 (PDF, 159KB, 8 pages)

Agency Board Minutes: 15 December 2017 (PDF, 183KB, 7 pages)

Agency Board Minutes: 20 October 2017 (PDF, 184KB, 9 pages)

Board Minutes: 23 June 2017 (PDF, 239KB, 8 pages)

Board Minutes: 20 May 2017 (PDF, 231KB, 7 pages)

Minutes Public Board 24 April 2017 (PDF, 408KB, 7 pages)

Board Minutes: 17 March 2017 (PDF, 236KB, 8 pages)

Board Minutes: 17 February 2017 (PDF, 231KB, 8 pages)

Information note for MHRA’s Board meeting (in public session) - 24 April 2017 (PDF, 314KB, 1 page)

Older minutes are available on the National Archives website.

Previous Board meetings and public sessions

Papers for the MHRA Board Meeting held in public on 20 July 2021

(Agenda and board papers 20 July 2021)Agenda and board papers 20 July 2021 (PDF, 1.26MB, 54 pages) Recording

Papers for the MHRA Board Meeting held in public on 15 June 2021

(Agenda and board papers 15 June 2021)Papers for the MHRA Board Meeting held in public on 15 June 2021 (PDF, 345KB, 40 pages)

Recording

Papers for the MHRA Board Meeting held in public on 18 May 2021

Agenda and board papers: 18 May 2021 (PDF, 1.36MB, 61 pages)

Recording

Recording of 18 May Board Meeting held in Public

Papers for the MHRA Board Meeting held in public on 20 April 2021

Agenda and board papers: 20 April 2021 (PDF, 571KB, 54 pages)

Recording

Recording of 20 April Board Meeting held in public

Papers for the MHRA Board Meeting held in public on 16 March 2021

Board members' list of declarations (PDF, 95.5KB, 4 pages)

Recording

Recording of 16 March 2021 Board meeting held in public

Papers for the MHRA Board meeting held in public on 16 February 2021

Agenda and papers

Agenda and board papers: 16 March 2021 (PDF, 1.45MB, 54 pages)

Recording

Recording of 16 February 2021 Board meeting held in public

Papers for the MHRA Board meeting held in public on 19 January 2021

Agenda and papers

Agency Board minutes: 16 February 2021 (PDF, 1.54MB, 40 pages)

Recording

Recording of 19 January 2021 Board meeting held in Public

Papers for the MHRA Board meeting held in public on 23 November 2020

Agenda and papers

Agency Board minutes: 23 July 2020 (PDF, 183KB, 7 pages)

Recording

Recording of 26 November Board Meeting held in Public

Papers for the MHRA Board Meeting held in public on 26 October 2020

Agenda and papers

Agenda and board papers: 23 November 2020 (PDF, 600KB, 46 pages)

Recording

Recording of MHRA Board Meeting held in public on 26 October 2020

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is the highest executive decision-making body of the Agency and is chaired by the Interim Chief Executive Dr June Raine. Executive Committee ensure that the decisions which are critical to the Agency are taken in a timely way, at the right level in the organisation, by the right people with the right evidence. This ensures clear accountability for delivery, strong management of risk, transparent priorities and that business is conducted in a smooth and predictable fashion. It is comprised of;