The role of the Board is to provide corporate leadership to the FCO in delivering the policies and services decided by Ministers. The Board is chaired by the Permanent Under Secretary and is made up of ten members.
The Board fulfils that leadership role by:
- Ensuring the organisation delivers the Strategic Priorities and service delivery targets set by Ministers
Ensuring effective allocation and management of resources, in line with the Strategic Priorities
Communicating the FCO’s purpose, Strategic Priorities and vision to staff and other stakeholders
Monitoring and improving performance and accountability
Protecting and enhancing the FCO's reputation for professionalism, effectiveness, integrity and efficiency
The FCO Board is supported by 5 Sub-Committees. The Audit and Risk Committee, the Change Committee, the Finance Committee, the Human Resources Committee and the Investment Committee.
Details of FCO Board discussions are available.