The Board sets the strategic direction for the Commission and oversees the implementation of the Corporate Plan and Annual Business Plan.
The Commission is legally defined as a ‘Body Corporate’ which would normally be comprised of a Board of Directors. However as a single appointment the Commissioner solely fulfils the role of the Board.
The Board, under the leadership of the Commissioner, supports the delivery of effective Corporate Governance and operates within best practice guidelines set out in HM Treasury’s Corporate Governance in Central Government Commissions: Code of Good Practice. The Board takes an objective long-term view of the business of the Commission, leading its strategic planning process and meeting the corporate governance responsibilities for the Commission.
The Board is responsible for establishing and overseeing the Commission’s Corporate Governance arrangements. Notwithstanding this, all tiers of management have commensurate responsibilities for ensuring that good governance practices are followed at an organisational level.
The key aspects of the Board’s role include:
The Board is supported by the Commission secretariat, which is responsible for organising the agenda for monthly Board meetings and ensuring it’s provided with timely information to support full discussion at each meeting.
To view Board Meeting Minutes and Agendas, please click here.