Who sits on the IT Governance committee?

Another post on PMThink! makes a good point about who should sit on the company’s IT Governance committee. The challenge for the majority of boards is that they struggle to find non-executive directors who are adequately knowledgeable on IT to perform this function. This should not be reason not to set up the IT committee; what it does mean is that the IT committee may need to take external advice, on an ongoing basis, on the adequacy and effectiveness of its IT operations. Inevitably, this means further expense, but more important will be the requirement for members of the committee to use that advice constructively and sensibly.