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:
- Campaigns and Impact Sub-Committee (CISC)
- Activism Subcommittee
- Finance Audit and Risk Subcommittee
- Human Resources Subcommittee
- Nominations Subcommittee
Board members also participate in the Joint Consultative Committee with our senior management and union representatives.
The Campaigns and Impact Sub-Committee (CISC) is a new resource for the Board of AIUK. It 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 sub-committee members
- Bell Ribeiro-Addy
- Carl Wright
- Johnny Luk
- Mayur Paul
- Jenny Ross
- Cris Burson-Thomas
- Hannah Perry
- Lucy Blake
- Sharon Lovell
- Tom Sparks
- November 2017 (Word)
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 - Board
- Alexis Hatto - Regional Representatives
- Holly Shorey - Thematic Networks (LGBTI Network, Women’s Action Network and Children’s Human Rights Network)
- Rhiannon Griffiths - Country Coordinators
- Bob Barron - Trade Union Network
- Maddy Stanford - Youth Representative
- Julia Pata - Student Action Network
- Dave Beynon - Individual member
- January 2019 (PDF)
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.
- Meredith Coombs (Chair and Board Treasurer)
- Hugh Sandeman (Board member)
- Ruth Breddal (Board member)
- Livia Amidani Alberti (Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust Member)
- Nicholas Vogelpoel (Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust Member)
- Jagat Chatrath (non-Board)
- Peter Murray (non-Board)
- George Ruiz (non-Board)
- Paul Sylva (non-Board)
- Bill Cunningham (non-Board)
The Human Resources Sub-Committee (HRSC) actively initiates, helps develop, monitors and evaluates strategic HR actions and policies that will enhance and embed our reputation as an employer, and enable us to recruit, develop, engage and retain the best staff, volunteers and Board members.
- Susan Jex, Chair (Board member)
- Nicholas Patrick (Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust Member)
- Andrea Metcalfe (non-Board)
- Elspeth Hayde (non Board)
- Maureen Royce (non Board)
- Meredith Coombs (Board member)
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.
Following a special resolution at the 2016 AGM, the Nominations Committee is now officially a subcommittee of the Board. 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 Subcommittee makes recommendations to members on the skills and experience it considers needed by the Board. Where necessary, it also actively searches for members with such skills, and encourages them to stand for election.
In addition, the Subcommittee offers advice and recommendations relating to those members of Board Subcommittees who are not members of the Board.
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.
- James Lovatt - Chair
- Tom Harrison
- Hannah Perry
- Damaris Villanueva
- Kari Walker