Dimensions NDG

Governance at the non-profit group for people with learning disabilities and autism.

How are you structured?

Dimensions NDG, an industrial and provident society, is the parent company of a non-profit group that includes another two I&Ps, four community interest companies and charity Dimensions (ADP). They all have their own boards and people on the group board.

Who is your chair?

Geoff Rose is group chair. He has been a non-executive director of several NHS trusts and a trustee of various disability and age charities.

How many trustees are there?

There are 16 on the group board. We also have a nine-member council of beneficiaries, also chaired by Rose.

Do you pay your trustees?

Only trustees of our parent company. That cost £58,000 last year.

How do you recruit trustees?

Advertising in sector publications and on placement sites. Shortlisted candidates are asked to complete an online psychological test, then interviewed by an appointments panel and a panel of beneficiaries.

Do you do board appraisals?

We have an annual effectiveness review and appraisals for all the trustees. Board members also complete effectiveness evaluations after each of our five annual board meetings.

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