This week marks Trustees’ Week!
Sometimes referred to as board members, committee members or directors, Trustees are the volunteers who give their energy, passion and expertise to make sure that charities exist and operate to support their members and beneficiaries, and make a difference to the public.
The Trustees of any charity provide strategic direction and oversight.
They make sure that the charity protects our reputation, manages our finances responsibly, and is focused on achieving our charitable aims and objectives.
Specifically, a charity trustee must:
- Act in the interest of the charity. Trustees should put the interests of their charity before their own interests, or those of any other person or organisation.
- Operate in a manner consistent with the charity’s purposes. Trustees should carry out their duties in accordance with their governing document.
- Act with due care and diligence. Trustees should take such care of their charity’s affairs as is reasonable to expect of someone who is managing the affairs of another person.
- Ensure that the charity complies with the provisions of the 2005 Act and other relevant legislation.
We are very fortunate to have a diverse and dedicated Board of Trustees who work extremely hard to make Haemophilia Scotland as good as it can be. Thank you, Trustees!
Bill Wright, Chair
Gregor McInnes, Vice-Chair
John Dearden, Treasurer
Carolyn McGimpsey, Secretary