The Department for Business has put in place a governance structure for the Department to provide clarity and accountability in managing the Department to deliver its Public Service Agreements and departmental objectives.
It will also ensure we have the capacity to make decisions, monitor departmental performance and assess and manage resources and risk.
The governance structure comprises:
- Management Board
- Executive Committee
- Capability and Operations Committee
- Audit and Risk Committee
- Policy Strategy Forum
The Management Board provides corporate and management leadership to BIS in delivering the policies and services decided by Ministers. The main functions of the Board are to ensure that we deliver our objectives and Public Service Agreement targets, monitor departmental performance, manage resource, and assess and manage risk. The Management Board will not consider specific policy issues.
The Executive Committee supports and facilitates the work of the Management Board by looking at issues which the Board has delegated to it, and deciding on specific matters not requiring full Board discussion.
The committee meets weekly and consists of selected members of the Management Team. It is chaired by the Permanent Secretary, Simon Fraser.
Capability and Operations Committee
The Capability and Operations Committee advises the Management Board by preparing strategic issues, such as communications strategy and people strategy, for discussion and decision and engaging with other levels of the BIS organisation.
The committee is chaired by the Director General, Legal Services, Rachel Sandby-Thomas.
Audit and Risk Committee
The Audit and Risk Committee provides assurance on the quality of the Department’s risk controls and advises the Accounting Officer on the Departmental Resource Accounts and statements on internal control.
The committee is chaired by a Dr Brian Woods-Scawen, a Non-Executive Board Member.
Policy Strategy Forum
The Policy Strategy Forum discusses and sets the strategic policy priorities of the Department.
It meets three times a year and is made up of Ministers and Management Board members.