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Audit Committee provides an independent means through which the Board of Governors receives assurance on the University's internal control environment in its widest sense. Its role is to test the adequacy and efficiency of systems of risk and internal control using a range of sources of assurance.

The specific functions of Audit Committee include the appointment of the external auditors and internal audit provision and associated arrangements. It also considers the major findings and management responses from audit investigations. The Committee keeps under review the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance arrangements.

Committee Membership:

  • Dave Watson (Chair)
  • Mike Kirkup (Independent Co-optee)
  • David Land
  • Philip Long
  • Natasha McDonough
  • Umesh Patel
  • Alison Thain

Past meeting minutes are available to download under the Related Downloads section. You can request an accessible version of any of these documents by contacting digital.content@sunderland.ac.uk.


Bernard Dale
Governance Officer

Tel: 0191 515 2041
Email: bernard.dale@sunderland.ac.uk 

Published: 2 November 2020