Council of Governors
The Council of Governors consists of elected members and appointed individuals who represent members and other stakeholder organisations. The 2006 and 2012 HSC acts set out governors’ statutory responsibilities.
Governors are unpaid and contribute their time on behalf of the foundation trust they represent. The chairperson of the Board of Directors is also the chairperson of the Council of Governors. This is a legal requirement.
The voluntary role of governor is entirely different to that of a director. The governor’s role includes specific statutory duties, but the Board of Directors remains ultimately responsible for the Trust’s operations and performance.
The overriding role of the Council of Governors is to hold the non-executive directors, individually and collectively, to account for the performance of the Board of Directors and to represent the interests of Foundation Trust members and the public.