On 2 September 2020 we became FCDO Services. Read more about our name change.
We are a Trading Fund of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), operating under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973. Our Framework Document sets out our Governance arrangements with the FCDO. As a Trading Fund we operate according to government and commercial best practice.
Ultimate responsibility for FCDO Services as an organisation, rests with the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Affairs, who delegates the responsibility to an FCDO Minister.
Our Chief Executive Danny Payne, is responsible for the day to day organisation and management of FCDO Services and as ‘Accounting Officer’, is responsible and accountable to Parliament for the use of public money and assets. The Chief Executive is also accountable to the Minister for performance against agreed targets.
Our Board oversees our strategic management. The board is made up of the Chief Executive, Executive Directors and part-time Non Executive Directors. It reviews our strategic options, sets corporate policy, and monitors our performance at a corporate level.
Our Audit Committee supports the Board and Chief Executive on issues of risk, control, governance, and associated assurance.
Our Executive Committee supports the Chief Executive by taking ownership of the administration and operation of the organisation, its use of resources and performance in accordance with the business plan.