Plas Heli Cyf, the operator of The Welsh National Sailing Academy and Event Centre, is a not for profit company with limited liability by guarantee.
The Company will set the policy framework for the use of the facility and ensures that it performs to the highest standards of integrity and professionalism and in accordance with the objectives of the Company as set out in the Articles of Association which incorporates the Vision Statement.
The Company will provide a framework for making the facility available for use for:
The Company will undertake periodic Strategic Reviews so that the Company can continue to successfully deliver its mission and ensure that the Academy is a leader in youth development through sailing and on-the-water boating experience.
Although the Company will be a “not for profit” organisation it will demonstrate its financial viability and sustainability by effective budgeting and business planning. It must seek to make annual surpluses and build up reserves scrutinising and changing the financial budgets, accounts and financial statements until they fulfil the objectives of the Company.
The payments of dividends and/or distributions to the Company’s members is prohibited and the Directors must apply the Company’s profits in promoting the Objectives of the Company
The Company will ensure that the facility at all times and in all areas of activity, promotes the Welsh language and culture.
The Company will ensure that all staff appointments and employment agreements entered into meet with the standards provided by the Company.
The Company will ensure the security of tenure and, to the extent only that it does not contradict the aims of Plas Heli Cyf, support the aims of Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli Sailing Club as the resident heart and source of sailing knowledge and expertise.
The Company will through its own activities and the actions of the user groups and clubs:-
The Company Board will comprise eleven members with a suitable mix of backgrounds and attributes and possess collectively the knowledge, skills and experience needed to effectively manage the Facility.
The initial Directors will assume a proactive role in the development of the Governance and business strategies and specifically, in time, the appointment of the Chief Executive Officer (Centre Manager) who would then assume executive responsibilities on a day to day basis.
There will be an approved appointments selection process to select the initial members of the Board based on an agreed matrix of skills.
Initially there will be three Lay Members among the eleven board members (Directors). The Lay Members (Directors) will help ensure that the Board is aware of public aspects of issues being discussed and ensure that public communications are made in a way that is understandable to non-specialists.
There will also be three 'User Group Representatives’ who will ensure that the views of the users are communicated to the Board. These ‘Representatives’ will attend and speak at Board Meetings but will not be members of the Board (Directors) or have voting rights. The Board will, however, take full account of their views in arriving at decisions.
Initially Directors may serve on the Board for three years before they are eligible for re-election and no director may serve for more than nine consecutive years. A Director who retires at an AGM may, if willing to act, be re-appointed Subject to a maximum of nine consecutive years.
Using the Matrix as a guide the members of the Company Board will be recruited to fill vacancies as they arise.
It is expected that there will be working committees e.g events, finance, community, user groups, marketing etc.
The initial Directors of the Board of Plas Heli Cyf will be responsible for the strategic direction of Plas Heli Cyf as the Welsh National Sailing Academy and Event Centre and will ensure that the facility operates in accordance with the objectives of the company as set out in the Articles of Association.
It is expected that the initial Directors will assume a proactive role in the development of the Governance and business strategies and specifically, in time, the appointment of the Chief Executive Officer (Centre Manager) who would then assume executive responsibilities on a day to day basis.
The Directors will monitor the performance of the company and assist in the development of business opportunities and the promotion of the facility as an Academy for education and community use.
Key Responsibilities and Obligations of a Board Member/Director:
Please note that these are in addition to the statutory duties of directors in the Companies Act 2006 which will apply and details of which can be provided on request.
1. Corporate Management
2. The Board
3. Promotion of Plas Heli Cyf
4. Operational Services
President and Vice Presidents
Plas Heli Cyf will also have a President and Vice Presidents.
The role of the President and Vice Presidents is considered important as they will ensure that the Directors of Plas Heli Cyf follow the company’s objectives as set out in the Articles and in particular the Vision Statement.
They will also ensure adherence to the Company’s core values of integrity, dedication to excellence and service to member and guests.
The Vice Presidents will offer themselves as wise advisors or sounding boards for the Directors and Chief Executive Officer.
The Vice Presidents will decide on the regularity and structure of their meetings They will not be members of the Board (Directors) or have voting rights. They will receive copies of Board meetings minutes and they will make recommendations to the Board who will take full account of their collective views.
They will, in consultation with the Directors, decide on the process of electing a President.
The role of a Vice President may suite a person who has expressed an interest in becoming a Director but considers that role to be too onerous or they are unable to make the level of commitment required of a Director.
The initial appointment of Vice Presidents will follow the same procedure adopted for the Directors.
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