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While our Board of Directors is the primary governing body for Amnesty International United Kingdom Section, it does not work alone. Subcommittees offer specialist advice in areas such as policy, human resources and finance.
Our subcommittees are:

Board members also participate in the Joint Consultative Committee with our senior management and union representatives.


Campaigns and Impact Sub-Committee (CISC)

The Campaigns and Impact Sub-Committee (CISC) has the important task of helping to improve the effectiveness of our human rights and campaigning work at a strategic level.  It will provide support and scrutiny on monitoring, evaluation and learning across our campaigns, helping to maximise our impact throughout our body of work and within individual campaigns.

CISC subcommittee members:

  • Cris Burson-Thomas
  • Jenny Ross
  • Mayur Paul
  • Celia Peachey
  • Paola Uccellari
  • Paul Dillane
  • Tim Westwood


  • Helen Horton

Board Representatives:

  • Julia Pata
  • Rebecca Warren

Charitable Trustee Representatives:

  • Helen Moulinos (Trustee)
  • Shirah Mansaray (Trustee)

Read the Campaigns and Impact Sub-Committee Terms of Reference (PDF)


Activism Subcommittee (ASC)

Activism is fundamental to achieving our goal of ending human rights abuses worldwide. The Activism Subcommittee exists to support the Board of Directors in monitoring and supporting the health, growth and impact of our activism in the UK.


  • Tom Chigbo – Chair, Board Representative 
  • Abigail Grant – Board Representative
  • Susan Kurr – Board Representative
  • Helen Moulinos – Trust Representative
  • Fionnuala Gray  Activism Representatives
  • Nabila Khan – Country Coordinator Representative
  • Athina Bohner – Student Action Network Committee Representative
  • Giana Soomal – Youth activists representative
  • Ciara Garcha – Youth Collective Representative
  • Bob Barron – Trade Union Network Representative
  • Katherine Walton  Thematic Networks (Rainbow Network, Feminists Network and Children’s Human Rights Network)

Read the Activism Subcommittee's terms of reference (PDF)


Finance Audit and Risk Sub-Committee

Ensuring our financial health is fundamental to enabling us to carry out our vital human rights work and, in a shifting economic climate, the Board often has to make important decisions in this area. The Finance Audit and Risk Subcommittee provides expert advice to the Board and Trustees - focussing particularly on the financial health of the organisation and any remedial action necessary.

The Finance Audit and Risk Subcommittee helps our finance team fulfil their responsibilities, including ensuring compliance with external regulation. It will also undertake specific project work such as auditing the efficiency of our fundraising activities or reviewing banking arrangements.

Read the Finance Audit and Risk Subcommittee's terms of reference (PDF)


  • George Ruiz
  • Jo Woods
  • Niels Pedersen
  • Martin Lunnon


  • Meredith Coombs (AIUK Section Board)

Board Representatives:

  • Rebecca Warren (Section)
  • Owen Collins (Section)

Charitable Trust Representatives:

  • Subo Chan (Trust)
  • Deborah Charnock (Trust)


People, Culture and Inclusion Sub-Committee

This committee will advise on and monitor equalities work, HR processes, and culture change across the movement, with a particular focus on the newly developed Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism Plan.

(Terms of reference to be finalised in March 2022.)

(This committee replaces the Human Resources Subcommittee and Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Working Group.)

  • Sarah Bond (Chair)
  • Meredith Coombs (Section)
  • Nabil Ahmed (Section)
  • Emily Helsby (Section)
  • Awmaima Amrayaf (Trust)
  • Shirah Mansaray (Trust)
  • Shirah Mansaray (Trustee)


Joint Consultative Sub-Committee

We are a committed employer and staff well being is of upmost importance to us. The aim of the Joint Consultative Committee is to provide a forum in which our Board, Senior Management Team and Union can work together to ensure staff are managed in accordance with best practice, that they can work effectively for the benefit of the organisation, and that they maximise their own potential. They are not a sub-Committee of the Board as such but more a communications channel between the Union and Board.

The Joint Consultative Committee also ensures that we are complying with relevant legislation and identifies good practice in human resource management. In addition, the Committee has specific responsibilities to discuss our strategic plans and budgets, and also to receive reports on major organisational projects or changes at Amnesty more broadly.

The Committee is made up of a minimum of two members of the Board, two Union representatives and two members of our Senior Management Team. The Committee produces an annual report to the Board on employee relations.

Read the Joint Consultative Committee's terms of reference (PDF)


Nominations Subcommittee

The Nominations subcommittee leads on identifying prospective candidates for governance roles and cultivating leadership at AIUK.

It is important that the membership of our Board is diverse, and that it meets the skills and experience needed for the successful running of Amnesty UK. The members of our Nominations Subcommittee will help to ensure that these aims are achieved.

The members of the Sub-committee are appointed by the Board and consist of at least three Directors or Individual members appointed by the Board.


  • Vinod Pachu


  • Tom Harrison 

Board Representatives:

  • Susan Kerr

Charitable Trust Representative:

  • Subo Shan

Read the Nominations Subcommittee's Terms of Reference (PDF)


Grants Sub-Committee (GSC)

The Grants sub-committee is a relatively new Sub-Committee of the AIUK Charitable Trust Board.  The purpose of the Grants Sub-Committee is to assist the Trustees of Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust in making decisions to approve the release of funds.  Their work includes ensuring that the appropriate degree of oversight is taken when assessing grant applications; reviewing and monitoring new and existing grants; assessing potential funders and approving the release of funds.


  • Deborah Charock

Charitable Trustee Representatives:

  • Shirah Mansaray
Campaigns and Impact Sub-Committee Terms of Reference