Audit and Risk Assurance Committee

Role of the Committee:

The Audit and Risk Assurance Committee supports the Board and Accountable Officer (the Chief Officer) by providing assurance that appropriate risk management, governance and internal control systems are in place and are operating effectively. 

The two most significant sources of assurance for the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee are Internal Audit and External Audit.

The work of Internal Audit is carried out primarily for the benefit of the Board and the Accountable Officer and, although the work of External Audit is normally primarily conducted for the benefit of the Scottish Parliament, it is of significant benefit to the organisation as well.

Terms of Reference - Audit and Risk Assurance Committee


  • Brian Baverstock


  • Lesley Bloomer
  • Mhairi Wylie
  • Tim Wright
  • Paul Stollard

In Attendance:

  • Chief Officer
  • Appointed External Auditor
  • Appointed Internal Auditor
  • Acting Director of Finance and Procurement
  • Acting Director of Asset Management
  • Director Strategic Planning, Performance and Communications
  • Chief Inspector HMFSI

Schedule of Committee Meetings:

From April 2017, all meetings start at 1000 hrs and are held in the Braidwood Suite, SFRS Headquarters, Westburn Drive, Cambuslang, G72 7NA , unless otherwise stated.

23 January 2020