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									0.4. BDA Management Board – ‘The Board’.
September 2009.

Trustee elections.
Elections are taking place among the BDA membership this year to elect a trustee from among Individual Members.

Who are the Trustees?
The following are trustees on the BDA’s Management Board. Margaret Malpas Jim Malpas Jack Haymer Trevor Hobbs Chris Hossack Richard Phillips Rosie Wood Jenny Parsonage Dr. Nicola Brunswick Ruth Gwernan-Jones Arran Smith Prof.Bob Burden John Mackenzie William Plant Chair of Trustees Honorary Treasurer – Co-opted Trustee Local Association member (Due to retire. Nomination for replacement by LAB) Local Association member (Due to retire. Nomination for replacement by LAB.) Local Association member Local Association Member Organisational Member Organisational Member Individual Member (Served one term, willing to stand again) Individual Member Individual Member Co-opted trustee Co-opted trustee Co-opted trustee

The Trustees are Directors of the Company. When the Board is complete it will be comprised of:      A Chairman nominated by the Board by reason of possessing skills considered necessary and appointed in general meeting; Four individuals to be drawn from among the members of the Local Associations; Three individuals to be drawn from among the Individual Members; Two individuals to be drawn from among the members of the Organisational Members and;

Up to four individuals co-opted by the Board by reason of possessing skills considered necessary including a Treasurer and a legally qualified person. (Extract from Article 8 of Articles of Association.)

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What are the responsibilities of Trustees?
1. Individual responsibilities are to:       2. Attend trustee board meetings regularly; Understand and be fully committed to the aims and principles of the organisation; Challenge all incidents that contravene the organisation's equal opportunities policy; Take a share of the board's work by offering to work on a sub-committee of the board; Support all decisions once they have been agreed by the board; Respect the confidentiality of board matters and discussions.

Your joint responsibilities with all the other trustees are to:        Accept legal responsibility for the workers of the organisation; Act as employers for the workers of the organisation; Decide overall policy for the organisation's work within the guidelines laid down by the members; Be satisfied that within the constraints of resources, the organisation is meeting its aims; Take a long term view of how the work of the organisation should develop; Try to ensure that funding for the organisation continues; Ensure that all trustee responsibilities delegated to paid staff and individual members of the organisation are carried out.

Articles from the BDA constitution relating to the Board and Trustees.
To see the full constitution (Memorandum and Articles of Association) please visit About Us on the BDA website www.bdadyslexia.org.uk or e-mail admin@bdadyslexia.org.uk for a copy. There is also more information about Trustees generally on the Charity Commission’s website www.charity-commission.gov.uk

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