Committees of Council


  details for 2022/2023

Calendar of meetings of committees

Committee Standing Orders

Committee Effective Behaviours Statement

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee is a standing committee of Council. It is responsible for assessing the adequacy and effectiveness of the School’s controls, governance and risk management; economy, efficiency and effectiveness; and the management and quality assurance of data submissions, in accordance with the authority delegated to it by Council. The Committee’s remit covers all activities of the School.

Terms of reference (PDF)

Membership

Name Status Term Ends
Johannes Huth Independent Council Member (Chair) 31 Jul 2023
Ali Nikpay Independent Council Member 31 Jul 2023
Gavin Patterson Independent Council Member 31 Jul 2024
Sabrina Feng External 31 Jul 2023
Duncan Johnston External 31 Jul 2025
Katherine Lampen External 31 Jul 2024
Arkadi Nachimowski External 31 Jul 2024

Reports to: Council

Contact: Mike Smith, Committee Secretary.

E: m.d.smith2@lse.ac.uk

Ethics Committee

The role of Ethics Committee is to provide governance oversight and assurance to Council on ethical matters affecting the School in order to contribute to the achievement of strategic objectives and to meeting regulatory and legal obligations.

Terms of Reference (PDF)

Membership

Name Status Term Ends
Vacancy Independent Council Member (Chair)  
Dr Musimbi Kanyoro Independent Council Member 31 Dec 2023
Dr Susan Liautaud Independent Council Member 31 Jul 2023
Ali Nikpay Independent Council Member 31 Jul 2023
Vacancy Academic Council Member  
Tilly Mason LSE Students’ Union General Secretary Ex-officio
Professor Charles Stafford Pro-Director Faculty Development Ex-officio
Dr Claudine Provencher Staff Member 31 Jul 2023
Rev. Dr James Walters Staff Member 31 Jul 2023

Reports to: Council

Contact: Mike Smith, Committee Secretary.

E: m.d.smith2@lse.ac.uk

Finance and Estates Committee

The Finance and Estates Committee is a standing committee of Council. It is responsible for the governance of finance and estates matters, in accordance with the authority delegated to it by Council. The Committee’s remit covers the activities of the School and, where applicable, its interests and activities in subsidiary companies, joint ventures and commercial partnerships.

Terms of Reference (PDF)

Membership

Name Status Term Ends
Sir David Higgins Independent Council Member (Chair) 31 Jul 2025
Dr Donald Kaberuka Independent Council Member 31 Jul 2025
Stuart Roden Independent Council Member 25 Mar 2024
Dr Angela Spatharou Independent Council Member 31 Jul 2025
Elisabeth Stheeman Independent Council Member 31 Jul 2023
Bob Murley External 31 Jul 2023
Professor Pauline Barrieu Academic Council Member 31 Aug 2025
Professor Wim Van der Stede Academic Council Member 31 Jul 2024
Timothy Frost Chair of Investments Sub-committee Ex-officio
Tilly Mason LSE Students’ Union General Secretary Ex-officio
Professor Eric Neumayer Pro-Director Planning and Resources Ex-officio
Baroness Minouche Shafik Director Ex-officio

Reports to: Council 

Reports From: Investments Subcommittee

Contact: Hilary Hunter, Committee Secretary

E: h.a.hunter@lse.ac.uk

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee is a standing committee of Council.It is responsible for advising Council on: corporate governance matters, arrangements and practices to pursue good practice and compliance with external governance requirements; membership of Council and its committees; and, amendments to governing documents.

Terms of Reference (PDF)

Membership

Name Status Term Ends
Dr Susan Liautaud (Chair) Chair of Council  Ex-officio
Ali Nikpay Vice Chair of Council  Ex-officio
Stuart Roden Independent Council Member 31 Jul 2025
Vacancy Independent Council Member  
Professor Pauline Barrieu Vice Chair of Academic Board Ex-officio
Tilly Mason LSE Students’ Union General Secretary Ex-officio
Baroness Minouche Shafik Director Ex-officio
Kalika Jayasekera External 31 Jul 2025

Reports to: Council

Contact: Hilary Hunter, Committee Secretary.

E: h.a.hunter@lse.ac.uk

Remuneration Committee

Terms of Reference

Membership

Name Status Term Ends
Stuart Roden Independent Council Member (Chair) 25 Mar 2024
Sir David Higgins Chair Finance and Estates Committee  Ex-officio
Dr Susan Liautaud Chair of Council  Ex-officio
Ed Richards External 31 Jul 2023
Kevin White External 31 Jul 2025

Reports to: Council

Contact: Hilary Hunter, Head of Governance Services

E: h.a.hunter@lse.ac.uk

Related information:

Approach to Senior Staff Remuneration (PDF)

Pro-Director Recruitment Process (PDF)

Investments Sub-Committee

Finance and Estates Committee holds responsibility delegated from Council for the strategic oversight, management and governance of all LSE investments including funds held for working capital, capital projects and investment, and endowments. Investments Sub-Committee is the body through which the Finance and Estates Committee fulfils these responsibilities.

Terms of Reference

Membership

Name Status Term Ends
Timothy Frost External (Chair) 31 Jul 2025
Mike Ferguson Chief Financial Officer  Ex-officio
Professor Sir Christopher Pissarides Academic Board Nominee 31 Jul 2024
Professor Christopher Polk Academic Board Nominee 31 Jul 2024
Dr Christine Downton External 31 Jan 2024
Adam Levinson External 31 Jan 2024
Girish Reddy External 31 Jan 2024
Maarya Rabbani Students' Union nominee 30 Jun 2023
Dr Ethan Ilzetzki STICERD nominee 31 Jul 2024

Reports to: Finance and Estates Committee

Contact: Hilary Hunter, Committee Secretary

E: h.a.hunter@lse.ac.uk

 

 

 

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