Esmée Fairbairn Foundation is a charity registered in England and Wales, number 200051.
The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees who meet six times each year to set and oversee the delivery of the Foundation’s strategy. A number of Trustee committees support the work of the Foundation throughout the year.
- Audit and Risk Committee
The Audit and Risk Committee reviews and recommends to the Trustee Board systems of internal control on financial and governance issues and oversees risk management. It also reviews the draft annual report and accounts and meets with the Foundation’s external auditors.
- Finance and Administration Committee
The Finance and Administration Committee reviews and recommends to the Trustee Board annual budgets, staff remuneration and benefits and oversees major property, IT, governance and other projects.
- Investment Committee
The Investment Committee formulates investment policy, oversees its implementation, manages overall asset allocation, monitors investment performance and reports to the Trustee Board.
- Nominations Committee
The Nominations Committee makes recommendations to the Trustee Board on the appointment of new Trustees.
- The Executive Committee takes decisions on grants up to £60,000.
- The Approvals Committee comprising Trustee and Executive members take decisions on grants and awards of up to £200,000 and social investments up to £400,000.
- The Trustee Board takes decisions on grants and awards of over £200,000 and social investments over £400,000.