Bicycle Network: Board & Governance
3 Board Committees
In order to cover the range and depth of issues that face the Board, tasks are delegated to formal committees and less formal working groups.
Much of the work of the Board, measured in hours and the depth of investigation and debate, is carried out by these groups. Committees, because there are only three or four members, enjoy agility. Most Board members say the Committee work is very satisfying.
The committees and working groups are established when necessary and meet as often as their work program requires. Board members choose which Committee they will be on and each Committee elects its own Convenor who works with the Board Secretary to organise the agenda and chair the meetings.
Some of the committees, such as the Audit and Risk which is required by the Constitution, are re-formed each year and meets monthly. The Remuneration Committee has a period of more intense work in the middle of the year, and the working groups carry out its work throughout the year.
The Committees are formal and keep minutes which are approved by the Board. The working groups are informal and generally work on an issue until they have a proposal or resolution to put before the Board.
The Committees themselves have no power to commit the organisation to a course of action. They take the results of their deliberation to the Board which considers the proposals.
Audit & Risk Committee
The Audit and RIsk committee is a requirement of the constitution. The objective of the Audit and Risk Committee is to assist the Board in discharging its responsibilities with respect to overseeing all aspects of financial and non-financial reporting, control and audit functions and organisational risk.
To assist the Board by providing recommendations for the Board to aid in its consideration of the Chief Executive Officer's performance and remuneration.