Re-advertisement: CPA Audit Subcommittee Chairperson

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) exists to connect, develop, promote and support Parliamentarians and their staff to identify benchmarks of good governance and the implementation of the enduring values of the Commonwealth.

We are seeking an independent Chairperson to chair a five-member Internal Audit Subcommittee to serve a three-year term and be appointed following a competitive search process. The main purpose of the Audit Subcommittee is to support the CPA Executive Committee to effectively discharge its oversight, assessment and review responsibilities.

Founded in 1911, the CPA is a registered UK charity with approximately 177 Branches or Parliaments in 53 Commonwealth countries. The role of the Chairperson comes naturally with some international travel to attend at least one meeting lasting three days per year (including travel days).
The key responsibilities of the Subcommittee Chairperson include:

  • Approve the agenda and draft minutes of Audit Subcommittee meetings, as advised by the CPA Secretariat's Secretary-General and Chief Executive Officer;
  • Ensure that the Subcommittee's discussions are effective;
  • Report on the activities of the Audit Subcommittee to the Executive Committee; and
  • Ensure the Audit Subcommittee is acting within its powers and terms of reference.

Ideally, we are seeking to appoint someone that understands the principles and practice of good corporate governance and the role of an Internal Audit Subcommittee in the UK international charitable sector; has experience of working with boards/committees or subcommittees; is able to exercise independent judgement; and inspire confidence in others and respect their views.

A small honorarium of up to £3,000 will be paid per annum, if this is requested in the successful candidate's application.

If you are interested, please find out more about the CPA and the Terms of Reference (TOR) for the Audit Subcommittee at www.cpahq.org . Please send your CV and Covering Letter in an envelope marked "CPA Internal Audit Subcommittee Chairperson application" by 7 July 2014 to the following address:

Dr William F. Shija
Secretariat-General
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Secretariat
Suite 700, Westminster House
7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA
United Kingdom