Mines Advisory Group

Governance at the charity that clears remnants of war around the world, ranging from rockets and anti-personnel devices to small arms and light weapons

A MAG deminer removes the fuse from a landmine. Credit: Sean Sutton / MAG.
A MAG deminer removes the fuse from a landmine. Credit: Sean Sutton / MAG.

Who is your chair?

Since 2000, our chair has been the Rev Professor Michael Hugh Taylor. He was director of Christian Aid for 12 years before joining MAG's board.

How many trustees do you have?

We have seven. None of them receives remuneration or financial benefit.

How do you recruit trustees?

New trustees are interviewed and appointed by the board. Once they have been appointed, they are given an induction that involves learning about the work of the different departments of the charity. They also visit the charity's programmes overseas.

How often does the board meet?

The board holds quarterly meetings at which trustees monitor progress against the organisational plan and budget, and review policy. The trustees hold sub-committee meetings as required, and the audit and finance sub-committee meets six times a year.

What issues are the board talking about at the moment?

It is coming up to the end of MAG's third quarter for this financial year, so we'll be reviewing the organisational reports in the coming weeks. More generally, trustees are talking about how to respond to the constantly developing emergency situations in Libya and west Africa.

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