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How We Are Governed

Motability is incorporated by the Royal Charter granted on 18 May 1988. Motability’s Royal Charter was amended and updated on 11 November 2020. The Royal Charter provides for Members to elect the Board of Governors which is responsible for the overall governance of Motability.

Find out who our Governors, Patrons and Members are.


Chairman of Motability

Charles Manby MBE is Chairman of the Board of Governors of Motability. 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.

Audit and Risk Committee

The Audit and Risk Committee is chaired by David Hunter FCA. The other members are Professor William Webb and Richard Cartwright ACA.

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. 

Investment Committee

The Investment Committee is chaired by Charles Manby MBE. The other members are David Hunter FCA, Robin Hindle-Fisher OBE, David Pritchard (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 three Governors and was chaired during the year by Charles Manby before Robin Hindle Fisher succeeded on 8 March 2021. Other Governors serving in the Committee are Cheryl Ward and Dr Juliana Onwumere. Lord Kevin Shinkwin retired from the Committee on 2 March 2021.

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.

Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee is chaired by Charles Manby MBE. The other members are Ed Humpherson CB FCA, Professor Mala Rao and Lord Shinkwin.

The Committee makes recommendations to the Board of Governors in relation to the appointment of Governors, Committee members, CEO and Directors.

Remuneration Committee

The Remuneration Committee is chaired by Charles Manby MBE. The other members are Cheryl Ward 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 Professor Mala Rao OBE.

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 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.