A Governance Update from Our CEO, Dr Emma Wilcox
Welcome to my February update which I am writing on a unseasonably sunny February afternoon.
In 2017 the Council elected to review the Society’s governance to ensure continued good practice and sound decision making. A working group was created for this purpose led by the Honorary Secretary of the Society.
The exciting news for the Society is that the Society’s amended Charter and Bye Laws have been approved by Her Majesty The Queen and we are now moving to implementation. Our new Board will assume responsibility at this AGM which is being held on the eve of World Environment Day at the beautiful setting of Kew Gardens. The Society is fifteen years old this year and we will certainly be taking the opportunity to celebrate the success of both the Society and its registrants. If you would like to join us please do let us know by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Society’s new governance structure contains two key elements; the Member Bodies (members) in ‘General Meeting’ and a Board that the Member Bodies appoint to run the organisation on their behalf. A standing Committee of the Board is our Registration Authority, with responsibility for development of Registration Standards and all Licensing decisions. In addition to the formal governance structure, our Council will also exist as a forum for debate of Society policies and advise the Board on broader issues, taking advantage of the breadth of the Society’s membership.
Joining the Society’s Board promises to be a rewarding position. Our Board Members will be team players with a genuine commitment to the Society's vision, mission and values.
For further information on the new governance arrangements, the new Board or any other elements of the Society for the Environment please do get in touch.
Emma Wilcox, CEO