General On being elected to the Board, undertake induction and training procedures as provided by the Board.
Governance Consider, debate, and vote on issues before the Board on the basis of the best interests of the organisation only. Comply with the rules, policies, and standing orders of the organisation.
Planning Review and approve the organisation’s Strategic Plan and other consequential arrangements (Business Plan, Marketing Plan, etc).
Meetings Attend all meetings, or, if absolutely unavoidable, apologise in advance for absence. Where Board papers are circulated in advance of the Board meeting, read papers and consider issues before the meeting. Contribute to the discussion and resolution of issues at meetings and otherwise as appropriate.
Administrative & Management Approach employees of the organisation (paid or unpaid) only through the CEO. Serve on Board committees as required. Review and approve the organisation’s systems for financial control and risk management. Undertake administrative duties as required.
Media Make comments to the media as guided by the organisation’s Media Policy.
Promotion Promote the organisation in the community as opportunities arise.
Fundraising Participate in any fundraising approved by the Board.
Legal & Ethical Avoid making any improper use of their position in the organisation so as to gain any material advantage for themselves, or for any other person, or to the detriment of the organisation. Avoid making any improper use of any information acquired by virtue of their position in the organisation so as to gain any material advantage for themselves, or for any other person, or to the detriment of the organisation. If they have any direct or indirect financial interest in any contract with the organisation, inform the Board immediately. If they have any direct or indirect financial conflict of interest in any contract with the organisation, not vote in the Board on that issue. If they have any non-financial conflict of interest in any matter before the Board, or believe that the perception of such a conflict might arise, inform the Board immediately and follow the Board’s rulings as to proper procedure. At all times conduct Board business politely and with consideration for others, without ill feeling, improper bias, or personal animus.