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Finance Committee

The Finance Committee, chaired by the Honorary Treasurer, is the committee of the Council responsible for formulating policies for the effective management and control of the financial affairs of the university. It exercises, on behalf of the Council, specific powers specified in Statute 7 (for more detail see its terms of reference (pdf 65kb) and is generally responsible to the Council for the effective control of the assets and revenues of the university.

The Finance Committee is supported by the Investment Subcommittee.


Finance Committee
Composition2021-22 membership


Michael D'Souza, Honorary Treasurer (to act as Chair)

At least four other Independent Members of the Council or Independent Members, appointed by the Governance & Nominations Committee

Beatrice Devillon-Cohen

Sir Jon Coles

Debbie Gupta

Philip Keller

Isabel Neumann

Keith Nichols

Nicky Richards

Andrew Scott 

Ex-officio Members

Annie Kent, Vice President (Finance) & Chief Financial Officer

Professor Shitij Kapur, President & Principal

Steve Large, Senior Vice President (Operations)

Non-members in-attendance

Paul Cartwright, Chair of ARCC

Professor Evelyn Welch, Senior Vice President (Service, People & Planning)

Professor Richard Trembath, Senior Vice President (Health & Life Sciences) and Executive Director of King’s Health Partners

Professor Adam Fagan, Interim Vice President (Education)

Professor ‘Funmi Olonisakin, Vice President (Global Engagement)

Paul Mould, Deputy College Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer

Simon Cruickshank, Chief Accountant

Valerie Russell, Director of Management Accounting Services


Irene Birrell, College Secretary