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The governance practitioners responsibilities and duties shall cover the following spectrum of activity.

  1. Planning for and organizing a Board Election
  2. Governance, risk management and compliance policy and practice:
  • Advising directors and officers on director duties, the organization’s constitution, and other regulatory and statutory requirements.
  • Advising the board (or governing body) on governance principles and the implementation of governance programs and risk management frameworks.
  • Developing, implementing, communicating and maintaining governance, risk and compliance policies, processes and procedures.
  • Maintaining the corporate structure, including subsidiaries and associated administration.
  1. Strategy and board management-administration:
  • Carrying out the instructions of the board (or governing body).
  • Implementing the Cooperative strategy (especially giving effect to board decisions).
  • Monitoring compliance by management with standing delegations from the board (or governing body) and reporting any breaches.
  • Ensuring corporate accountability by communicating with the organization’s stakeholders and broader community.
  • Ensuring effective information flows within the board (or governing body) and with and between board committees, and between non-executive directors and management.
  • Acting as a conduit between members (especially major and institutional funding bodies) and non-executive directors.
  • Managing board and committee administration.
  • Preparing minutes and meetings (for example annual general meetings, other general meetings, director and committee meetings).
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