Reporting to Council, the Finance Committee is responsible for overseeing the conduct of the Society’s finances; providing guidance to the Chief Executive and Chief Operations Officer and other senior staff with responsibilities for income, expenditure and investments, in order to support the Society’s three main strategic objectives.
- We will enable our members to strengthen their existing relationships and gain access to new communities, unlocking the potential for knowledge exchange.
- We will advance understanding of microbiology and champion the contribution made by microbiology, our members and their work in addressing global challenges.
- We will reinforce the Society’s long-term sustainability and resilience by diversifying income streams, increasing efficiency and ensuring robust governance.
The Committee will provide advice and expertise in the management of all aspects of the Society’s finances, including budgets, the investment portfolio, the Annual Return, the reserves policy and exceptional expenditure. The Committee will ensure that the Society operates in a sustainable manner.
Chair and Treasurer
Professor Robin May
University of Birmingham, UK
Committee Members 2023
|Robin May||University of Birmingham, UK
(Chair and Treasurer)
|Gurdyal Besra||University of Birmingham, UK
|Karen Robinson||University of Nottingham, UK
|John Sinclair||University of Cambridge, UK
|Sharon Brookes||Animal and Plant Health Agency, UK (Council Representative)|
|Nigel Brown||University of Edinburgh, UK
University of East Anglia, UK
Terms of ReferenceFinance Committee Terms of Reference
AUDIT, RISK AND EVALUATION COMMITTEE
|Andrew Wilson||(External Chair)|
|Robin May||University of Birmingham, UK (Treasurer)|
|Elizabeth Cummins||University of Birmingham, UK|
|Sondra Tarshis||(External Advisor)|
|Andrew Edwards||Imperial College London, UK
Terms of ReferenceAudit Risk and Evaluation Committee Terms of Reference 2021
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