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Turner Schools Finance, Audit & Risk Committee

Finance, Audit & Risk Committee

A committee of a minimum of three members appointed by the Trust board, with at least one non-trustee member required.

Finance, Audit & Risk Committee Members:

Attendance Relevant Business Interests
John Bushby Trustee 2020-21 – 1/1

2019-20 – 3/3

LA Governor and Vice-Chair of Full Governing Board and member of Buildings and Finance Committee (14.10.19-13.10.23), Parent (Turner Free School), Trustee & Treasurer of Folkestone Primary PTFA
Gary Cottle Trustee 2020-21 – 0/1

2019-20 – 2/3

Manjinder Johal Trustee & Committee Chair 2020-21 – 1/1

2019-20 – 3/3

Hugh Watchorn Independent 2020-21 – 0/1

2019-20 – 2/3

Dafydd Gough Advisor 2020-21 – 1/1

2019-20 – 1/3

Senior Associate Silica Associates, DRG Resolve Ltd. Silica Associates contracted to support TFS build (May – Oct 19)

Cygnus Academies Trust Advisor from May 19

Members who have left in the past 12 month 
Jenny Fox  Independent 1/1


  • To provide oversight on internal controls and monitor performance at Trust and School level
  • To determine scope of and receive internal audit reports
  • To manage the ‘responsible officer’ function
  • To review and recommend external auditors to Trust Board for approval
  • To review capital plans
  • To review and recommend for approval annual budgets


Report to board of Trustees through approved minutes

Governed by:

Turner Schools Financial Scheme of Delegation May 20


Three per year