For a full review of the Society's governance arrangements see the Society’s annual Governance Report. This sets out, in detail, the governance policies and practices of the Society.
The Board has certain key responsibilities of which two stand out in particular. First, the Board sets the Society's overall objectives and strategy and monitors progress against these; second, the Board seeks to ensure that the Society operates and adheres to the co-operative values and principles set out by the International Co-operative Alliance.
To help deliver these imperatives and its other responsibilities the Board has:
- a set of Guiding Principles which provide the framework and expectations for the way directors interact with one another and with others with whom they have business, and
- a formal schedule of matters reserved for its decision as the Society's rules prescribe that certain duties and responsibilities can only be decided by the Board.
The Board has also delegated some of its other responsibilities to various Board committees, details of which can be found elsewhere in these governance pages.
Governance matters can be difficult to convey through a report or website, so if you have further questions or would like additional information please contact Edward Parker, Secretary & Head of Governance on 01926 516006 or firstname.lastname@example.org. He will be pleased to help.