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Designability has two principal goverance committees which have been established to monitor our projects and research activities and to review our financial management.

Our Projects and Research Governance Committee

The purpose of our Projects and Research Governance Committee is to:

  • Review all current and new projects, to ensure that they are appropriate and progressing according to timescale and budget;
  • Ensure external peer reviews are carried out and review exploitation and commercialisation of products;
  • Review risks arising from research studies and monitor requests for ethical approval.

Current members of this committee are the follows, with additional individuals invited to meetings when needed and appropriate.

Dr Elizabeth White (Chair)
Head of Research and Development
College of Occupational Therapists

Professor Nigel Harris
Chief Executive of Designability

Mrs Alex Leach
Commercial Manager of Designability

Mr Steve Tanner
Engineering and Manufacturing Consultant

Ms Kelly Spencer
Research and Development
Royal United Hospitals, Bath

Our Oversight and Scrutiny Committee

The Oversight and Scrutiny Committee meet four times a year to review income and expenditure against budget and to ensure that the charity adheres to set financial controls.

Current members of this committee are the follows, with additional individuals invited to meetings when needed and appropriate.

Mr Gordon Richardson (Chair)
Chartered Accountant

Ms Libby Gawith
Civil Engineer

Professor Nigel Harris
Chief Executive of Designability

Mrs Cindy Fidell
Head of Finance of Designability