Appointment of new Independent Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

21 June, 2021

Following a competitive recruitment process, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Butler who has joined as the Independent Member of the GDC’s Audit and Risk Committee.

Elizabeth is a practising Chartered Accountant who has held a wide variety of non-executive appointments, bringing both professional expertise and a depth of understanding of risk and governance.

She is currently a Trustee and Chair of the Audit Committee at the Royal British Legion, a Member of the Risk and Audit Committee at the Bar Standards Board, a Board Member and Chair of the Audit Committee at the Regulator of Social Housing and a Non-Executive Director at Connect Health Ltd. She has previously held several other non-executive roles, including on the Audit Committees of the Royal College of Nursing, the Electoral Commission and the General Medical Council. Prior to this, Elizabeth had a varied career in both the public and private sector including as the Group Audit Manager at Price Waterhouse before becoming self-employed as an accountant and consultant, specialising in business start-ups.

In announcing her appointment, Crispin Passmore, Council Member and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee said:

‘I’d like to welcome Elizabeth and look forward to working with her in her new role with the Audit and Risk Committee. She brings with her a wealth of experience across a wide range of organisations and sectors and will be able to provide new perspectives and insights in her new role.’

‘I would also like to thank Rajeev Ayra, who was our Independent Member until May 2021, for his support and contributions over the last four years and wish him every success for the future.’