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Boards and committees

The Society has a number of boards and committees that run and influence its activities.

These include:

Board of Trustees and Representative Council

The Board of Trustees is the Society’s primary governing body and has responsibility for the management and control of the Society's affairs. It ensures that we conform to the terms of our Royal Charter and that we observe our legal obligations as a charitable body. It has the ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the Society’s objectives are met and for the financial transactions of the Society.

The Representative Council consists of our Trustees and representatives of all the Society’s Member Networks. It provides a mechanism for members to advise the Board of Trustees.

The Boards

The Society has four main boards which report to the Board of Trustees, each with a specific area of responsibility to develop policy for approval by the Trustees. Like all Society bodies, these boards are made up of our members.

Our boards are:

The Chairs of each of these four Boards serve on the Board of Trustees. Each Board also has subcommittees and working parties.

A number of other bodies also advise the Board of Trustees

Two standing committees:

And two subcommittees and working groups:

  • Audit and Risk Committee
  • Personnel Committee