The Council of Management met on 4 October and welcomed another of its newly elected members, Jon Barnes, to his first meeting.
Jenny Jamnadas-Khoda was elected as a member of Council’s Research Committee. She was subsequently re-elected as Chair of the Committee by its members. Jayne Burton, Richard Chapman, Jane Riley and Ian Walker were all elected as members of the Staff Appeals Panel to join June Massey, vice Chair of Council, who serves as the panel’s ex-officio Chair.
Council considered and approved a final draft of a new strategic plan for the charity for the period 2017 to 2021. This will come into effect on 1 January 2017.
Every quarter the Council reviews the top risks that the charity is exposed to. It ensures that those risks have been properly identified and that appropriate measures are in place to manage them.
Every year in October the Council holds a members’ training day. This is to help ensure the continuing good governance of the charity by supporting Council members with training and learning in key areas of trusteeship. The training day this year focused on the changing regulatory environment for charities. It concentrated on the new provisions of the Charities Act (2016); the new fundraising regulations; the Data Protection Act and regulations regarding the management of information.