The Corporation known as the “Keepers and Governors of the Possessions Revenues and Goods of the Free Grammar School of John Lyon”, which was established in a Royal Charter in 1572, is the Trustee of the Charity. The members of the Corporation act as the Governing Board of Harrow School. To see a list of members, please click here.
The Charity Board
The Governors have appointed a Charity Board to oversee the work of the Charity.
The purposes of the Charity Board are:
- To supervise and from time to time direct the management of the Charity, including its strategy, policies, investments and finances.
- To supervise and from time to time direct the activities of the Charity Grants Committee, the Charity Estate & Property Committee, the Charity Investment Committee and such other committees or working groups as there may be of the Charity.
- To have oversight of the activities of the Foundation Investments Committee, Foundation Philanthropy Committee and such other committees or working groups as there may be of the Foundation, to the extent that they relate to the Charity.
The Charity Board has overall responsibility for the formulation and oversight of the Charity’s strategy and policies for recommendation to the Governing Body including, but not limited to:
- The strategy and policy for the Charity’s grant making activities (the ‘Charity’s Grants Policy’) (including all small grants programmes)
- The Charity’s investment strategy and policy (the ‘Charity’s Investment Policy’)
- The Charity’s Total Return policy.
The Charity Board Trustees are made up of members of the Governing body:
John Batting – Chair of the Charity
Giles Goodfellow QC
The Hon. Andrew Butler QC
Fiona Miller Smith
The Hon. Andrew Millett – Clerk
The purpose of the Grants Committee is to oversee and make recommendations to the Charity Board in relation to the Charity’s grant making activities.
The Grants Committee:
- Formulates the criteria for the Charity’s grant making (in accordance with the policy for the Charity’s grant making as determined by the Charity Board) for recommendation to the Charity Board.
- Considers details of the Charity’s individual grant applications and makes recommendations to the Charity Board for their approval or otherwise.
- Monitors the implementation of the Charity’s small grants programmes.
- Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of the grants approved by the Committee and the other activities carried on by the Charity’s staff and advisers and reports to the Charity Board thereon.
The Grants Committee is made up of members of the Governing body and specialist advisers to the Charity:
The Grants Committee:
Susan Whiddington – Chair
Estate & Property Committee
The purpose of the Estate & Property Committee is to oversee, manage and make recommendations to the Charity Board in relation to the management and administration of the Charity’s Property Portfolio.
The Estate and Property Committee:
- is responsible for the management of the Charity’s Property Portfolio
- formulates the strategy and any policies relating to the Charity’s Property Portfolio, for recommendation to the Charity Board.
Estate & Property Trustees:
The purpose of the Investments Committee is to take responsibility for the financial investment assets and, with the advice and assistance of the Investment Manager, is responsible for determining the appropriate financial investments.
The Investments Committee monitors the performance of the Investment Advisers and advises on strategic asset allocation between cash, financial investments and property for recommendation to, and approval by, the Trustee (annually).
Investment Committee Members:
Sir Jonathan Symonds – Chair of Committee
The Hon. Andrew Millett