Finance: role of the link governor/trustee

Be clear on your role as a finance link governor or a member of the finance committee so you can monitor effectively.

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Your whole board is responsible for financial oversight. However, you may be appointed to the role of a finance link governor/trustee as a way to monitor your school's or trust's finances.

You might also be appointed to a finance committee, in which case you'll also fulfil a similar role to the one we've laid out in this article. 


Anyone can be a finance link governor as long as they have the appropriate skills and experience to carry out the role effectively. Our associate education expert, Jackie Beard, told us