Our CfPS Advisory Board was first formally established in 2003 to advise on our set up and development. When we became an incorporated company, the advisory board continued, alongside the company board of directors, to ensure stakeholder involvement and engagement in our strategic direction.
Today, the Advisory Board is there to support, advise and provide opinion to our Trustees and Executive to inform our direction. They represent the views of our stakeholders and the wider public, ensuring our activities achieve public benefit.
All members attend by invitation of the Chair of Trustees, who also chairs the Advisory Board. No fewer than two Trustees always attend the Advisory Board meetings to hear the views of the Advisory Board first hand.
Our Advisory Board does not have responsibility for or remit over the financial management and stewardship of the Centre’s assets. This is the responsibility of the Trustees.
How members are selected?
Our Advisory Board meets 4 times a year. Its membership is made up of either:
- representatives from stakeholder groups with a direct interest in our work, primarily but not solely as beneficiaries
- individuals invited by our Chair to join because of their personal experience, expertise and interest in our work.
Representative members are appointed to attend by their organisation, once approached by our Chair with an invitation to join. In the case of individual invitees, these are appointed or withdrawn by the Chair by direct communication.
We try and maintain as broad a membership as possible to represent all areas of our work and our current membership includes:
- Organisations with a similar remit. For example: regulators, Ombudsmen, regional or national scrutiny bodies.
- Individuals with relevant personal expertise or experience such as: governance, scrutiny, accountability, research, policy, charitable sector.
- Individual from stakeholder groups or sectors that we wish to develop stronger relationships with. For example: government, research or funding foundations, media, academia.