Audit Committee


What the committee does

The Audit Committee examines the processes in place and how they operate. They review the risk management, internal controls, governance arrangements and in particular the use reports received  from external auditors.

The Audit Committee also produces an annual report for the Board of Governors on the effectiveness and compliance of the committee and is responsible for reviewing the annual financial accounts.

The University's internal auditors are Pricewaterhouse Coopers, the external auditors are Bishop Fleming and both report directly to the Audit Committee.


Terms of reference

Click below to read the terms of reference for the Audit Committee. These outline the constitution, membership, quorum, duties and reporting procedures for the committee. 

Audit Committee ToR 2019/20

Who's who

Meet our members

The members of the Audit Committee are:

  • Emma van der Lugt (Chair) 
  • John Searson (Deputy Chair)
  • Victoria Holbrook 
  • Prof Gina Radford


  • Internal Auditors (PwC)
  • External Auditors (Bishop Fleming)
  • Prof Rob Warner (Vice-Chancellor)
  • Simon Arthurs (Director of Finance)
  • Stephen Plant (University Secretary & Registrar)
  • Jessamie Thomas (Governance Officer)