Our governance

The main decision-making, executive and managerial bodies at the National Measurement Office.

NMO Steering Board

The role of the steering board is to provide formal strategic planning, priorities, objectives and targets and new ways of working.

The board’s responsibilities include:

  • advising on the agency’s strategy
  • setting out its allocation of resources
  • agreeing business plans and monitoring the agency’s performance
  • highlighting risks and issues that could threaten the agency’s strategy or business plans
  • establishing agency capability and plans for the future

Members

Members of this board are:

  • Professor Isobel Pollock, Chair
  • Amanda Brooks
  • Peter Cowley
  • Alan Proctor

Minutes

The steering board meets throughout the year. Minutes are available from each meeting:

For details of earlier meetings of the steering board, visit the National Archives website.

NMO Management Board

The management board provides corporate leadership and makes day-to-day decisions about running NMO. The board also produces the agency’s long-term business strategy to meet the needs of the stakeholders.

The board’s responsibilities include:

  • processes and resources relating to people and planning
  • financial management
  • communication
  • project management
  • IT
  • property
  • setting standards, values and controls within the agency

Members

Members of the management board are:

  • Richard Sanders, Acting Chief Executive
  • Lynnette Falk, Director, Regulation
  • Sarah Glasspool, Director, Finance
  • Robert Gunn, Director, Programmes and Estate
  • Jo Symons, Director, Change and Development
  • Richard Frewin, Director, Enforcement
  • Paul Dixon, Director, Certification Services

Minutes

The management board meets throughout the year. Operational and policy minutes are available from each meeting held:

Operational

Policy

For details of earlier meetings of the management board visit the National Archives website.

NMO Audit Committee

The audit committee advises the NMO steering board. Its main function is to ensure accountability for public funds by improving and encouraging financial reporting and discipline.

The committee’s role is to support the chief executive in his role as accounting officer by:

  • overseeing the work of the internal and external auditors
  • making recommendations to the steering board and reviewing the annual financial statements before submission to the steering board

Members

Members of the audit committee are:

  • Alan Proctor, Chair
  • Peter Cowley, non-executive committee member

Minutes

The audit committee meets throughout the year. Minutes are available from each meeting:

For details of earlier meetings of the audit committee visit the National Archives website.