The process for appointing a chair varies according to the constitution or rules of an organisation. Some are appointed, some are voted for by owners and others may be elected by fellow directors/trustees.
The chair, along with the Chief Executive, represents the organisation to owners, stakeholders, the financial community and the general public. The chair is the key link between the board and management.
The main responsibilities of a board chair are to:
The chair is expected to:
Board members elect a chair at the first meeting of each board following the triennial appointment of its members.
Last modified: 28/09/2011
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