Business in the Community is governed by a Board of Trustee Directors whose role is to determine the charity's mission and purpose while guarding its ethos and values.

Read the Board responsibilities document.

Finance and Risk Committee

The Finance & Risk Committee is responsible, on behalf of the Board, for supervising the financial affairs of the charity. The Committee is responsible for ensuring that suitable financial systems are in place and working effectively, and that risks are properly identified, managed, mitigated and reported to the Board.

The Committee works with the executive team on the preparation of the annual Budget and Business Plan, challenging management and monitoring performance throughout the year. It has authority to review and authorise significant contracts and to set the limits of contracting authority for the management team.

The Committee meets 4 times a year and also reports formally to the Board 4 times a year The Chair of The Committee meets with the Finance Director between meetings as required to address matters which come up that cannot wait.

The Finance and Risk Committee members are:

  • Tom Atherton, Finance Director, Dairy Crest Group

  • Richard Hutton, Finance Director, Greggs

  • Jeremy Pocklington, Acting Permanent Secretary, Department of Energy and Climate Change

  • Spencer Sheridan, Finance Director, Mitie Facilities Management

  • John Spence CBE