Appointing board members

Every social business will need to appoint its Board in line with the rules set out in its governing document.  The rules will set out a range of eligibility criteria as well as determine the administrative process for appointing Board members and managing Board meetings. 

Areas to consider:

You will need to ensure that your Board members are recruited to meet the skills, knowledge and experience needed to govern your social business efficiently and effectively and have the capacity to deliver.  

You may wish to undertake a skills audit of your Board members to determine where there are skills gaps that need to be filled directly. If not available, provide relevant training to upskill individuals so that they can discharge their duties. 

In this section:

Board Members' responsibilities for Business Compliance 

Roles and responsibilities of Board Members


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