Motability Foundation is incorporated by the Royal Charter granted on 18 May 1988. Motability Foundation’s Royal Charter was amended and updated on 8 December 2005, 11 November 2020 and 16 February 2022. The Royal Charter provides for Members to elect the Board of Governors which is responsible for the overall governance of Motability Foundation.
Chairman of Motability Foundation
Charles Manby MBE is Chairman of the Board of Governors of Motability Foundation. Responsibility for implementing policy and the reviewing of performance is delegated by the Board to a number of Committees, as set out below. They meet prior to Board meetings and formally report to them, so that any recommendations for changes in strategy or policy can be ratified by the full Board.
Ed Humpherson CB FCA is the Vice-Chairman of Motability Foundation.
Audit and Risk Committee
The Audit and Risk Committee is chaired by David Hunter FCA. The other members are Richard Cartwright ACA and Tony Davis.
The Committee is responsible for the oversight of Risk Assessment, Risk Management and Internal Control. It is also charged with reviewing the performance of both internal and external audit, and for making recommendations to the Board in respect of the appointment of external auditors.
The Investment Committee is chaired by Charles Manby MBE. The other members are David Hunter FCA, Merlyn Lowther, Dipankar Shewaram (Independent) and Peter Oppenheimer (Independent).
The Committee appoints, monitors and can remove investment managers in pursuit of the investment strategy contained within the investment policy.
The Grant-Making and Innovation Committee
The Grant-Making and Innovation Committee comprises four Governors and is chaired by Robin Hindle Fisher OBE. The other members are Dr Juliana Onwumere, Dr Hannah Barham-Brown FRSA and Professor William Webb.
The Committee reviews Motability’s grants policies and oversees the administration of Charitable Operations to ensure that it delivers value for money and a high level of customer service to meet the needs of beneficiaries.
The Nominations Committee is chaired by Charles Manby MBE. The other member is Ed Humpherson CB FCA.
The Committee makes recommendations to the Board of Governors in relation to the appointment of Governors, Committee members, CEO and Directors.
The Remuneration Committee is chaired by Charles Manby MBE. The other members are Dr Hannah Barham-Brown and Richard Cartwright ACA.
The primary purpose is to review the remuneration of the CEO and senior management, and the employee pay and benefits strategy.
Scheme Oversight Committee
The Scheme Oversight Committee is chaired by Ed Humpherson CB FCA. The other members are David Hunter FCA and Tony Davis.
Motability's oversight ensures that the Scheme delivers value for money and a unique level of customer service to disabled people, in a sustainable manner. Each quarter, the Oversight Committee reviews Motability Operations Ltd's performance against contractual Key Performance Indicators. Appropriate actions are taken in the event of any shortfalls in performance.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
The CEO of Motability Foundation is Barry Le Grys MBE, who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Charity’s affairs and the relationships with stakeholders, including the Department for Work and Pensions and Motability Operations. The CEO is supported by a senior management team to ensure the implementation of policies agreed by the Governors of Motability Foundation.