The Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee consists of independent members as well as Trustees with relevant expertise. The committee’s purpose is to review and make recommendations on the following on behalf of the Trustees:

  • internal control and risk management systems
  • effectiveness of internal audit
  • CAF’s relationship with its external auditors
  • procedures for compliance with anti-money laundering legislation
  • annual report and accounts
  • the arrangement by which staff may, in confidence, raise concerns about possible improprieties in financial reporting or other matters.


The Investment, Finance & Impact Committee is a panel of independent investment experts chaired by a Trustee. The purpose of the committee is to advise the Trustees on investment matters regarding CAF’s funds as well as the funds held on behalf of donors or as agent. This is undertaken in the context of our long range strategic plans, operational activities and Charity Commission guidelines. The committee monitors compliance with agreed investment policies and performance benchmarks. It also performs an annual review of compliance with procedures relating to investments, as well as providing other advice on an ad hoc basis.


The Nomination, Remuneration and Culture Committee (NRCC) is a committee of the Board of Trustees of the Charities Aid Foundation. It supports the Board in fulfilling its responsibilities in respect of the appointment and reappointment of Trustees, Committee members, appointments to the Boards of subsidiaries of the Charities Aid Foundation,  and relevant third-party advisors. The NRCC also provides oversight of workforce reward and remuneration in addition to overall organisational culture.