Committees of Council

Calendar of meetings of all School committees and groups as an excel spreadsheet

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)

Member StatusTerm Ends
Johannes Huth Independent Council Member (Chair) 31/07/2023
Ali Nikpay Independent Council Member 31/07/2023
John Hughes Independent Council Member 31/07/2021
Angela Spatharou  External Member 31/07/2021
Sabrina Feng External Member  31/07/2023
Alex Parker External Member 31/07/2022

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

Member Status Term Ends
Alastair Da Costa Independent Council Member, Chair 31/07/2023
Dr Susan Liautaud  Independent Council Member, Chair of Council  31/07/2023
Ali Nikpay Independent Council Member 31/07/2023
Dr Musimbi Kanyoro Independent Council Member 31/12/2023
Professor Terhi Rantanen Academic Council Member 31/07/2022
Dr Claudine Provencher Professional Services Staff Council Member 31/07/2022
Professor Charles Stafford Pro-Director, Faculty Development Ex officio
Revd Canon Dr Jim Walters Staff Member 31/07/2023
David Gordon General Secretary of the Students' Union Ex officio

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

Member

Status

Term Ends

Sir David Higgins 

Independent Council Member (Chair)

31/07/2022

Donald Kaberuka

Independent Council Member

31/07/2022

Elisabeth Stheeman

Independent Council Member

31/07/2022

Robert Murley

External Member

31/07/2023

Professor Alex Voorhoeve

Academic Council member

31/07/2021

Baroness Minouche Shafik

Director

 Ex officio

David Gordon

General Secretary of the Students’ Union

 Ex officio

Professor Eric Neumayer

Pro-Director, Planning and Rescources

 Ex officio

Reports to: Council 

Reports From: Investments Subcommittee

Contact: Ceri Hunter, Committee Secretary. E: c.hunter1@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

Member

Status

Term Ends

Dr Susan Liautaud 

Independent Council Member (Chair)

 31/07/2023

Ali Nikpay

Independent Council Member

31/07/2023

Kalika Jayasekera

External Member

31/07/2021

Professor Terhi Rantanen

Academic Council Member

31/07/2022

Professor Martin Anthony

Academic Council member

31/08/2022

David Gordon

General Secretary to the Students’ Union

 Ex officio

Baroness Minouche Shafik

Director

 Ex officio

Reports to: Council


Contact: Connie Jacobs, committee secretary.

E: c.e.jacobs@lse.ac.uk

Remuneration Committee

 Terms of Reference

Member

Status

Term Ends

Alastair Da Costa

Independent Council Member (Chair)

31/07/2023

Dr Susan Liautaud 

Independent Council Member, Chair of Council 

 31/07/2023

Sir David Higgins

Independent Council Member, Chair of Finance and Estates Committee

31/07/2022

Ed Richards

External Member

31/07/2023

Kevin White

External Member

31/07/2022

Reports to: Council


Contact: Hilary Hunter, Head of Governance Services

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

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

Chair: Sushil Wadhwani

Term ends: 31/07/2023

Reports to: Finance and Estates Committee

Contact: Ceri Hunter. committee secretary. E: c.hunter1@lse.ac.uk

 

 

 

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