Board of Directors
There are between thirteen and fifteen Directors at any one time; eight are elected by the membership, with the remainder being appointed by University of Bath (two), Bath Spa University (one), Bath & North-East Somerset Council (one), and “up to two further Directors from institutions within the Bath area chosen by the Directors”.
In broad terms, the Directors – as trustees of a charity – have three main legal duties:
- To make sure that the charity’s plans are being carried out appropriately and for the benefit of the public
- To ensure that the charity meets its legal responsibilities
- To manage the charity’s resources responsibly
In addition to providing formal oversight, Directors are expected to provide strategic direction, consider risks, and safeguard BRLSI’s good name and values.
Directors are required to abide by the seven Nolan Principles of Conduct Underpinning Public Life: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership.
The Board meets normally six times per year, with additional special meetings as required.
You may find these ‘Frequently Asked Questions‘ useful.
You can find Summaries of Recent Board Meetings here.