Governance

Alcohol Change UK is governed by a board of trustees with a wealth of knowledge and skills across a diverse range of disciplines.

Alcohol Change UK is an operating name of Alcohol Research UK, which is registered as a charity in England and Wales (no. 1140287) and is a company limited by guarantee (no. 7462605).

The charity is governed by a board of up to fifteen trustees who meet as a full board at least four times a year. Our trustees bring a diverse range of skills, perspectives and knowledge to the organisation, with backgrounds in academia, the media and the public, private and voluntary sectors. A number of our trustees have personal experience of alcohol harm.

Trustees are recruited through an open recruitment process and receive a full induction and training opportunities throughout their time with the charity. Trustees generally serve for one or two terms, each of three years.

There are also three standing sub-committees that enable smaller groups of trustees to scrutinise more closely certain aspects of the charity’s work.

  • The Finance and General Purposes Committee has oversight of the charity’s financial and administrative affairs, including its HR, investment fund, and property.
  • The Research and Policy Committee has oversight of the charity’s impact through its research (commissioned, grant-funded or in-house) and its policy and influencing work.
  • The Impact and Income Development Committee has oversight of the charity’s programmes that generate income as well as impact, as well as it’s fundraising and income generation.

The day to day operation of the charity is delegated to our Chief Executive Officer who leads a dynamic and professional staff team.

The following documents provide further information on our governance: