The CGIUKI Board call for co-opted members

The CGIUKI Board (Board) is seeking to co-opt three Fellow members to assist in the effective management and control of The Chartered Governance Institute’s assets and operations in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and the Associated Territories Crown Dependencies and the Isle of Man (CGIUKI Division). In 2020-21 the CGIUKI’s group operating income was c£7million and net assets c£34m.

Role of the CGIUKI Board

The Board has responsibility for the overall leadership of the division, setting its vision, mission and values and making sure its goals are met. It carries out this responsibility by reviewing and approving the division’s strategic aims, objectives and annual strategic and business plans, and the approval of the division’s group’s annual operating and capital expenditure budgets.

The Board has chosen to exercise its management responsibility through a series of standing committees reviewed from time to time. Each of the standing committees is required to report back to the Board on its activity and make recommendations when needed to assist the Board to exercise its management of the CGIUKI Division.

The Schedule of Matters Reserved for the Board and Scheme of Delegation are available here.

There are currently 11 Board members, and with the three co-opted members, the Board is seeking to increase its size to 14 for a short period. The CEO and the Finance Director attend meetings regularly, and other members of the Executive Team attend where appropriate.

The Board will appoint co-opted members of the Board on the recommendation of the Nomination Committee.

Responsibilities of co-opted members

Both elected and co-opted members of the Board have a role that is akin to that of a non-executive director. They are expected to:

  • Have a genuine interest in, and a good understanding of, the work of the Institute and the profession it represents.
  • Promote the success of CGIUKI and its members as a whole.
  • Act as an advocate for CGIUKI with members, students, and the wider governance community to enhance CGIUKI’s reputation.
  • Promote and demonstrate high standards of ethical behaviour and corporate governance.
  • Demonstrate an ability to analyse complex information, to question, probe and seek clarification in order to come to an independent and unbiased view.
  • Exercise independent judgment, particularly avoiding any personal conflict of interest and ensuring that all relevant business, professional, and other interests are declared.
  • Comply with the Code of Conduct for Volunteers and the Letter of Undertaking.
  • Review papers, attend meetings, contribute to debates providing constructive challenge when appropriate and complete actions as agreed.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality regarding sensitive information and the business of the Board. 

The co-opted members are encouraged to bring relevant expertise and experience in finance and/or commercial and/or digital (social media).

Time commitment

A minimum of six meetings are held each year either at the Institute’s head offices in London or virtually by electronic means. Meetings in 2022 are scheduled as follows: 

  • Tuesday 8 February – 8.30am – 11.30am 
  • Wednesday 30 March - 8.00am - 10.30am 
  • Tuesday 19 May - 10.30am - 1.00pm 
  • Wednesday 13 July - 8.30 am - 11.30 am
  • Wednesday 21 September - 14.30pm - 17.00pm
  • Monday 21 November (Strategy meeting )14.30pm - 17.30pm
  • Tuesday 22 November - 8.30am - 11.30am

The annual general meeting of CGIUKI is expected to be around February each year, around the same time as a Board meeting.

You will be expected to spend the time required to prepare for and attend Board meetings and the AGM each year. You will also be called upon to attend other Board meetings to deal with any urgent matters, although it is unlikely that this would occur often. In addition, you may be asked to serve on committees and/or working groups of the Board which will require additional time commitments.

Period of Appointment

The appointment will be made for an initial period of a maximum of 15 months, and co-opted members may be eligible to stand for election as Board members in Spring 2023.

Remuneration

Members are not remunerated for their service but can claim reasonable expenses incurred in carrying out their duties/or role according to CGIUKI’s expenses policy.

Next steps

This is an exciting opportunity to support the work of the CGIUKI, so if you are a Fellow registered within CGIUKI Division and are interested in joining the Board as a co-opted member, please write a statement (500 words) detailing your commercial/financial/digital experience and what you think you can bring to the Board. Please also attach your CV or your LinkedIn profile.

Your expressions of interest should be emailed to Cynthia Mora-Spencer, Head of Secretariat at cmoraspencer@cgi.org.uk, by Monday 14 February 2022. The Nomination Committee will review the expressions of interest received and shortlist applicants for an interview with the President in late February/early March.

More information about the Board and the governance structure of CGIUKI’s Division of The Chartered Governance Institute can be found on our website; or if you would like to speak to Cynthia Mora-Spencer, please get in touch with her at the email address above.

How to express interest

Please write a statement (500 words) detailing your commercial/financial/digital experience and what you think you can bring to the Board. Please also attach your CV or your LinkedIn profile.

Your expressions of interest should be emailed to Cynthia Mora-Spencer, Head of Secretariat at cmoraspencer@cgi.org.uk, by Monday 14 February 2022. 

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