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 to the use of and 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 2018/19

Who's who

Meet our members

The members of the audit committee are:

  • Emma Van Der Lugt (Chair) 
  • John Searson (Deputy Chair)
  • Alex Hawtin (governor)
  • Internal Auditors (PwC)
  • External Auditors (Bishop Fleming)


  • Rob Warner (Vice-Chancellor)
  • Simon Arthurs (Finance Director)
  • Unity Stuart (Clerk)