Our governance

The main decision-making and executive bodies at the Valuation Office Agency.

The Board

The Board provides strategic direction, overseeing the breadth of the VOA’s programme of work and ensuring the Agency has the resources to deliver business as usual work.

The board is a decision-making body and supports the Chief Executive by scrutinising and advising on the following areas:

  • strategic clarity
  • people (reward and recognition)
  • financial reporting and controls
  • performance (including approving key performance indicators)
  • strategic risks
  • external stakeholder relationships
  • corporate governance
  • key policies

The members are:

  • Penny Ciniewicz, Chief Executive (chair)
  • Dyfed Alsop, Chief Strategy Officer
  • Mary Hardman, Director of Non-domestic Rating
  • Philip Macpherson, Chief Digital and Information Officer
  • Niall Walsh, Chief Operating Officer
  • Craig Pemberton, Chief Finance Officer
  • Janet Alexander, Chief People Officer
  • Alex Jablonowski, Non-executive Director
  • Janet Grossman, Non-executive Director
  • Alison Hewett, Non-executive Director

The Audit and Risk Assurance Committee

The Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (ARAC) has a remit to advise and support the accounting officer and board with their responsibilities for issues of risk, control and governance.

The ARAC does this by reviewing the reliability and integrity of assurances, as well as assessing how comprehensive they are.

VOA Audit and Risk Assurance Committee terms of reference

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The members of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee are:

  • Alex Jablonowski (chair), Non-executive Director
  • Alison Hewett, Non-executive Director
  • Ken Hunt, Non-executive Member
  • Angela Marshall, Non-executive Member