The CGIAR System Board (“System Board”) may establish committees of the System Board, and other ad-hoc working groups and task teams, as it deems appropriate to carry out its work.  

Audit and Risk Committee

In line with the Charter of the CGIAR System Organization, the System Board appoints appropriately qualified individuals to serve as members of an Audit and Risk Committee (ARC). 

The purpose of the ARC is to provide the System Board with independent assurance of adequate internal audit capacity, system-wide governance, risk management and internal controls. 

The approved terms of reference are available here

The ARC comprises up to five members who serve in their personal capacity in the interests of the CGIAR System as a whole:

Current serving CGIAR Center/Alliance-affiliated members, for the term stated below or until such time as a successor is appointed:

  • Nancy Andrews (Audit & Risk Committee Chair, Alliance of Bioversity International & CIAT), for an initial term until April 30, 2021.
  • Hilary Wild (Board member and Finance and Audit Committee Chair, ICARDA), for an initial term until August 31, 2021.
  • Hong Kee Yong (Audit Committee Chair, WorldFish), until December 31, 2020.

One Independent member:

  • Clarissa van Heerden, ARC Chair, until August 31, 2021 or until such time as her successor is appointed.