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Audit and Risk Committee

Meeting dates (10:30 start)


  • 20 January 2017
  • 21 April 2017
  • 14 July 2017
  • 13 October 2017


  • 19 January 2018
  • 20 April 2018
  • 13 July 2018
  • 19 October 2018


Reporting structure

The Audit and Risk Committee reports to the Board of Trustees.

Terms of reference

  • To review statutory financial information proposed for issue by the College, and to provide assurance of their quality and reliability, before submission to the Board of Trustees
  • To monitor and review the systems in place to ensure compliance with accounting standards and the Standing Financial Instructions
  • To review the appointment of the external auditors and their performance
  • To oversee the external audit process including the production of the statutory annual accounts with related reports and papers
  • To supervise the programme of internal audit with the executive actions that follow
  • To oversee and review the College’s risk management and internal control processes and associated management work
  • To review the College’s procedures for possible improprieties in matters of financial reporting and control
  • To meet no less than three times a year and provide reports and recommendations to the Board of Trustees and Council

Read the Audit and Risk Committee full terms of reference.


Please send all correspondence to the committee secretary.


Rosie Dilley
Tel: +44 20 7772 6242


  • Miss D Hamilton-Fairley FRCOG


  • Ms L Nash – Lay representative from Board of Trustees
  • Mr J Ash MRCOG – Member representative from Council
  • Dr S Doumouchtsis MRCOG – Member representative from Council
  • Dr C Roseblade FRCOF – Fellow representative from Council

In attendance

  • Professor M Lumsden FRCOG – Senior Vice President, Strategic Development
  • Dr A Wright FRCOG – Vice President, UK and Global Membership
  • Mr F Emden – Chief Operating Officer, RCOG
  • Auditor – Sayer Vincent (a representative as required)
  • Chief Executive, RCOG
  • Financial Controller, RCOG

Elsewhere on the site

2017 meeting dates
Dates for all committee meetings, exams, admission ceremonies and dinners in 2017
College governance
See full details of the RCOG’s governance structure