The board makes sure that its decision-making processes are informed, rigorous and timely, and that effective delegation, control and risk-assessment, and management systems are set up and monitored.
The board is legally responsible for the decisions and actions of the union but it cannot and should not do everything. The board may be required by statute or the union’s governing document to make certain decisions but it needs to decide which other matters it will make decisions about and which it can and will delegate.
Trustees delegate authority but not legal responsibility, so the board needs to have suitable financial and related controls and reporting arrangements to make sure it oversees these delegated matters. Trustees must also identify and assess risks and opportunities for the organisation and decide how best to deal with them, including assessing whether they are manageable or worth taking.
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