Getting on Board

Governance procedures at the charity that aims to help charities recruit skilled trustees

Who is your chair?

Andy Taylor, director of corporate citizenship and sustainability at the Ford Motor Company.

How often does the board meet?

We meet four times a year, usually at Lansons Communications - Clare Parsons, one of the trustees, is co-founder of Lansons.

When was your last governance review?

We have not done a formal governance review, but we are constantly asking ourselves questions about how we can be more effective.

How do you recruit new trustees?

When Getting on Board was set up in November 2005, we started with a board of four trustees, all of whom had been involved with our early activities. Since then, we have added to this board people with particular skills and experience.

Do you carry out board appraisals or skills audits?

Not formally, but when we are appointing a new trustee we assess the skills that are needed on the board.

What is the biggest issue the board is currently grappling with?

The lack of funding streams for initiatives that join up activity across the public, private and third sectors.


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