Who is your chair?
Geoff Broomhead, who was previously a Chance UK mentor before his appointment to the board. He has a background in banking.
How many trustees are there on the board?
We have eight trustees, drawn from a wide variety of professional backgrounds. All are reimbursed for direct expenses, but none are paid for their role as trustees.
How often does the board meet?
Six times a year.
Will the board expand?
The board has recently expanded to include expertise in public relations, IT, strategy and compliance. We will be advertising for a new senior trustee later in the year. As the charity continues to expand, so will the board.
How do you recruit trustees?
The charity advertises in national publications. It also recruits trustees through word of mouth and online. There is a full interview process.
What issues is the board talking about at the moment?
As at most charities, our trustees are talking about the impact of uncertain funding streams. They are also looking at a review of our IT infrastructure and internal policies. The trustees, chief executive and senior management team have just been on a two-day 'awayday' event, at which they started developing a new five-year plan for the charity.