UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has a number of non-executive committees, which are responsible for advising and guiding the UKRI Board and Executive Committee.
Each of the nine councils also has its own Council, which sets the objectives and direction of that council.
Audit and Risk Assurance Committee
This committee supports our overall operational performance and offers assurances on governance, risk management, the control environment and the integrity of financial statements. It reports directly to the board.
Nominations and Remuneration Committee
The Nominations and Remuneration Committee determines the composition and effectiveness of the Councils, and the remuneration of the Executive Chairs, CEO, CFO and other senior managers.
Board Investment Committee
The Board Investment Committee (BIC) is a committee of the UKRI Board. It promotes accountability for financial decision making by the Executive, as well as strengthening the independent challenge provided by the board. BIC provides additional assurance to the Board and UKRI CEO on UKRI’s large, novel or contentious investments and projects as they progress through the UKRI business case approval process.
Organisation Change Committee
The Organisation Change Committee (OCC) is responsible for supporting the whole UKRI change agenda. This includes the Operating Model, Reforming our Business, and reform of systems. The committee aims to provide support of leadership, systems and practices.
People, Finance and Operations Committee
The committee provides leadership and oversight in operational strategy and policy. It reports to the Executive Committee.
The Strategy Committee advises on the development and implementation of UKRI’s research strategy. It reports to the Executive Committee.
Health and Safety Management Committee
This is the senior governance forum for health and safety within UKRI and is a sub-committee of the Executive Committee.
Last updated: 16 March 2023