External Members of the Audit Committee

Ref: 4318

Perrett Laver

Cambridge

Role Managed by:

Harriet Howlett

Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6274

e: Harriet.Howlett@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Board

Salary & Benefits: Unremunerated

Closing Date: 18/10/2019

Formal Interview Date: 19/11/2019

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The University of Cambridge is one of the world’s foremost universities and a renowned centre for research, education and scholarship. It has 22,500 students, (of whom 40 per cent are no UK-nationals) and employs about 12,500 people in over 150 departments, faculties, and institutes. The University has an annual income of almost £2 billion, of which approximately £746 million is the combined turnovers of Cambridge Assessment and Cambridge University Press. Its mission is "to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest levels of excellence".

The University is seeking to appoint two external members of the Audit Committee to serve for an initial period until December 2023, potentially renewable for another full term of four years thereafter. The Audit Committee is central in providing public assurance that the University has in place appropriate financial and governance management structures. It is the only University Committee with a majority of external members. Its membership comprises the chair (one of the external members of the Council) and eight members of which four are external members. The Committee reports directly to the Council, the University’s trustee body. Applications are sought from individuals who have held senior leadership posts within organisations of significant scale and complexity, and who can demonstrate relevant leadership and change management experience. This ideally includes experience of managing risks in one more of the following areas: financial sustainability, infrastructure (both estates and IT related) and/or digital transformation. An international perspective and experience of varying forms of organisational governance environments would be desirable but not essential.

Cambridge is seeking to encourage greater diversity throughout the institution, at all levels. This is equally a priority in the governance of the University, and hence a key aim in this appointment. Candidates will demonstrate alignment with the values of a university and its positive role and function in society through its education, research and translation activity.

To express an interest in the post of External Member of the Audit Committee, upload your application to Perrett Laver’s website https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 4318. The closing date for applications is 18 October 2019.

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