2008/10/29 Andrew Cates <Andrew(a)soschildren.org>rg>:
Ho hum. I think you mean that the board with also
double as the
executive on a volunteer basis? The reason I ask is that presumably
all the board members don't get to do whatever they like on behalf of
the company, you have to have some sort of authority structure?
Does the full board mandate its members to take actions in minutae or
in fact appoint them into exec roles of some sort? I think what roles
it gives to its own members is more likely to determine who gets to
enjoy porridge than the mug with "company secretary" on their coffee
Am delighted to say none of this is my problem. I did my bit when I
voted for you...
All decisions are made either by the board as a whole or by committees
of board members. I think the board can delegate the actual
implementation of decisions to anyone, but have to make the decisions
themselves. There must be some way to delegate to staff in the event
there are any, but I'm not sure how that works (I tried to find out in
case we could use the same method to delegate things to members, but
couldn't find anything).
If by "you" you mean me specifically, I should clarify that I'm not on
the board (if you voted for me, then thank you, but it seems you were
in the minority), so none of this is my problem either!