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.