15 December 2018

Governance, Risk & Audit Committee membership

Chair
Nicola Sawford

Vice-Chair
Naomi Ellenbogen QC

Board Member
Adam Solomon QC
 
Non Board Members
Tim Fry
Judith Worthington
Elizabeth Butler

 

Staff Contact

John Picken


Tim Fry
Lay Member

During a 30 year career with the National Audit Office, Tim planned, managed and undertook a wide range of value for money investigations in the public sector, principally in the health and education fields. He also advised and assisted many overseas audit offices on value for money issues, as well as performing a similar role for the House of Commons and House of Lords.

As a specialist in performance measurement and client services issues, Tim has provided consultancy services to OECD and the World Bank. He is a chair magistrate in both adult and youth courts.

Tim is currently a self-employed management consultant, including advising on consumer issues in the retirement housing sector and working with individuals and organisations to provide mindfulness approaches to improving mental and physical well-being.



Judith Worthington
Lay Member

Judith has extensive experience of regulation in the healthcare, accountancy and legal professions as a board member and in disciplinary proceedings.

Judith is a member of the Medical Practitioners' Tribunal Service Committee which provides board oversight of the adjudication function for UK doctors. She is also chair of the strategic risk committee of CILEX Regulation and has recently been appointed to the council of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Judith was a lay member of the General Pharmaceutical Council and its audit and risk committee and audit committee chair at the General Chiropractic Council. Until 2012, she chaired the GMC's fitness to practise panels. She was vice chair of the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust where she set up and chaired its Governance and Risk Committee.

From 1997 - 2004 she was a lay member of the Lord Chancellor's Judicial Appointments Panel and from 1991- 2010 was a magistrate, chairing the adult court and the family proceedings panel in Leicester. She was a lay member of the BSB's professional conduct committee for 6 years until December 2013.

Elizabeth Butler

Lay Member

Elizabeth Butler is a practising chartered accountant, specialising in business start-up. In a long career, she has worked for large listed companies, regulators and in the public and not-for-profit sectors. Elizabeth currently serves in a number of non-executive roles for the General Medical Council (GMC), the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), and for the Regulator of Social Housing. Elizabeth was Chair of Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust for seven years between 2011 and 2017 and has previously held many non-executive roles, notably for the Hyde Housing Association, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and Queen Mary's Sidcup NHS Trust. She is also trustee and chair of the audit and risk committee of the Royal British Legion.