The Council has six committees. These are formally constituted with written terms of reference and specified membership, including a significant proportion of external members. All are chaired by external members of the Council. The decisions of these committees are formally reported to the Council.

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Finance Committee

The Finance Committee considers two College's long term financial plans and its financial operations, as well as considering risks related to liquidity, debt, resource allocation, and financial contingencies. 

Audit and Risk Committee

The Audit and Risk Committee considers the internal and external auditors' reports together with recommendations for the improvement of the College's systems of internal control and management's responses and implementation plans. It also considers two College's strategic risks and reviews the Risk Register twice a year. It receives and considers reports from the Funding Council as they affect the College's business and monitors adherence to regulatory requirements.

Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee considers nominations for membership of the Court, Council and Council's Committees.

Remuneration Committee

The Remuneration Committee determines the remuneration of senior staff in the College including the Rector.

Endowment Board

The Endowment Board manages those College assets that are not essential to the core academic mission of the College and that can therefore be managed with a pure investment focus.

Imperial White City Syndicate

The White City Syndicate advises the Council on the strategic development of the Imperial West site, reviews all aspects of the planned development of Imperial West, and oversees major spending decisions via the stage gate process.