Duties of the Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the Institution, charged by the By Laws and the Charity Commission with the governance and management of the Institution.
Trustees are appointed from Members of Council. The President of the Institution is the ex officio Chairman of the Board of Trustees
The Board has the following duties:
- To ensure that the Institution complies with charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
- To ensure that the Institution pursues its objects as defined in its By Laws.
- To ensure that the Board collectively has the skills and experience required to carry out its role.
- To ensure the Institution applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its Objects
- To contribute actively to the Board of Trustees' role in giving firm strategic direction to the Institution, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.
- To safeguard the good name and values of the Institution.
- To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the Institution.
- To ensure the financial stability of the Institution.
- To protect and manage the property of the Institution and to ensure the proper investment of the Institution’s funds.
- To appoint the Chief Executive Officer and monitor his/her performance.
- To carry out an annual self assessment of the Board’s performance
The Board carries out its duties of governance in accordance with its policies and procedures. The quality of governance is assured by routine review of policies and procedures, internal and external audits and self assessment.