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Corporate Governance Framework

Our corporate governance framework sets out the necessary responsibilities and procedures that guarantee we operate properly.

Delegated Powers

9. Investigate any activity within its terms of reference. Any investigation will normally be initiated in consultation with the Accounting Officer.

10. Seek any information it may require from any Commissioner or employee. All members and employees must co-operate with the Committee. (It will be normal practice to channel such requests through the Accounting Officer).

11. Obtain legal or other professional advice, subject to budgetary provision agreed in advance by the Accounting Officer and the Board, and to secure the attendance at committee meetings of anyone it considers has relevant experience, expertise or knowledge.

12. Review the accounts, the accounting policies and other accounting information, the Governance Statement, and the assurances relating to corporate governance and legality contained in the Annual Report, including the process for review of:

  • the accounts prior to submission to external audit
  • the levels of error identified by external audit
  • management's letter of representation to the external auditors.

13. Recommend the appointment and removal of the internal auditors and provide advice to the Board and Accounting Officer, on the internal audit fee, the terms of engagement and the internal audit strategy and plan.

14. With the National Audit Office, review the terms of engagement of the external auditor and the external audit strategy and plan.

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