There are four subcommittees: Audit, Fair Trading, Nominations and Remuneration.
The Audit Committee oversees the BBC's corporate governance, particularly its financial reporting, internal control and risk management. The committee is made up of three non-executive directors. The Director-General, Group Finance Director, Director of Risk and Assurance and external audit representatives also attend. The committee meets four times a year.
The Fair Trading Committee helps ensures that the BBC complies with its fair trading obligations. It is made up of three non-executive directors and two executive directors. The Head of Fair Trading and General Counsel also attend. The committee meets four times a year.
The Nominations Committee oversees the process of proposing, appointing and dismissing members of the Board, except the Chairman, who is appointed by the BBC Trust. Membership of the committee depends on whether non-executive or executive appointments are being made.
The Remuneration Committee decides the remuneration of executive members of the Board. It is made up of at least three non-executive directors, and the Director of BBC People and Director of Reward also attend. The committee meets three times a year.