Governance and Advisory
A4S is part of the King Charles III Charitable Fund (KCCF) group of charities. In October 2021, all A4S activities moved across into a new Charitable Incorporated Organization (CIO) and the Board of Trustees was appointed to provide governance and oversight. Before this CIO, A4S was housed within The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund (PWCF) (the previous name for KCCF).
Since His Majesty The King first established A4S, it has been fortunate to have an outstanding level of support from an influential and diverse group of companies and individuals.
This has been provided by senior representatives from the finance and accounting world through a number of advisory committees. A4S continues to receive exceptional strategic support from globally recognized leaders on its A4S Advisory Council, alongside technical support from members of the A4S Expert Panel. Communications support is provided through our Communications Group.
An overview of each group and their current members is provided below.
Join our Governance and Advisory Groups
We are currently recruiting new representatives to join each of our governance and advisory groups. This includes trustees to join the board, members of the Advisory Council and Expert Panel, and a new chair and members for our Communications Group. Find out more.
To register your interest, please email email@example.com sharing your CV and a covering letter summarizing what you would bring to A4S and how you will help us achieve our mission. The team are reviewing applications now, but we still encourage interested parties to apply. Due to the varying terms of current governance and advisory group members, we also encourage applications from individuals who may wish to be considered at a future date.
Board of Trustees
Members of the Board of Trustees comprise globally recognized leaders from the finance, accounting and sustainability worlds. They are unpaid volunteers who play an important role in the governance and oversight of A4S as a charity, ensuring A4S delivers on its charitable goals effectively, and providing support and guidance to the Executive Chair and Senior Management Team.
They are responsible for agreeing A4S’s strategy, plans and policies based on advice from senior management. Day-to-day operations are delegated by the trustees to the Executive Chair, who leads the Senior Management Team.
The development of our strategy is informed by dialogue with our global networks and the wider finance and accounting community. Trustees play a key role in expanding these networks and leverage resources and relationships to further A4S’s mission to make sustainable business, business as usual.
Trustees are appointed by The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation. They are typically appointed for a three year term and can serve a maximum of two terms.
The A4S Advisory Council brings together the most senior representatives from A4S’s key global stakeholder communities across the whole finance system to support engagement and outreach, shape strategic direction, and mobilize resources to deliver on A4S’s mission.
Members are appointed in both an individual and organizational capacity, pledging to support the work of A4S and accelerate progress towards its mission and aims by:
1. Providing advice on the strategic direction of A4S.
2. Contributing to the development of A4S communities and networks.
3. Promoting the work of A4S through relevant channels.
4. Mobilizing resources and relationships to advance A4S’s work.
The Expert Panel provides outstanding finance, accounting and sustainability expertise from globally recognized experts to support delivery of A4S’s aims on a global scale. Members play a critical role helping A4S keep abreast of developments and shape A4S’s practical guidance, research and thought leadership publications. Members help A4S to maintain the highest technical standards through review of guidance and outputs. Members also leverage their networks to support the delivery and reach of A4S activities, and identify additional sources, expertise and leading practice examples on which A4S can draw.
The Communications Group draws on senior communications experts with global expertise. Members help to shape the overarching communications strategy as well as annual communications objectives and plans, supporting the delivery of overarching A4S strategy and goals. Members act as strategic advisers, contribute resources and leverage their networks to further the work of A4S.