Boards, committees and governance groups

The principal governance structure of OS consists of the Board and the Executive Committee supported by the Audit and Risk, Remuneration and Nomination Committees.

The Board of Directors

Responsible for determining the long term strategy and vision; monitoring the external business environment and challenging internal business performance to ensure the strategy remains relevant and effective; and oversight of the successful discharge of the remit assigned to Ordnance Survey by Ministers, focusing on the strategic priorities for the business.

The Executive Committee

Responsible for all operational matters at a corporate or multi-group level; ensuring the implementation of the strategy agreed by the Board; managing the resulting operations efficiently and effectively; and making strategic recommendations to the Board as and when appropriate.

Audit and Risk Committee (of the Board)

Responsible for the independent appraisal of Ordnance Survey's Internal Audit function and the effectiveness of the systems of internal control established to identify, assess, manage and monitor risks which may impact the organisation.

Remuneration Committee (of the Board)

Responsible for developing and reviewing OS's Remuneration Policy and for making recommendations to the Board on the remuneration for Directors and designated Senior Executives.

Nomination Committee

Responsible for reviewing the structure, size and composition of the OS Board (including the skills, knowledge, experience and diversity) and making candidate recommendations, for Board approval, to fill Board vacancies as and when they arise.

Pensions Committee (of the Board)

Responsible for monitoring and oversight in relation to pensions and life cover.