4C - How FD’s manage trustees & commitees - Stephen Brooker

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4C - How FD’s manage trustees & commitees - Stephen Brooker

  1. 1. How FD’s manage trusteesand committees Stephen Brooker Russam GMS Honorary Treasurers Forum
  2. 2. Stephen BrookerFD, British Red CrossBursar, Emmanuel College CambridgeTrustee: • Remap • British Council for Prevention of Blindness • All Saints’ Educational Trust • Honorary Treasurers ForumOther: • Law Society • NHS • House of Commons
  3. 3. How FD’s manage trustees and committeesBritish Red Cross: • Council of 30 elected members + co-opted Chair of Finance (ex Coopers partner)Bursar, Emmanuel College Cambridge • Governing Body of 70 Fellows
  4. 4. How FD’s manage trustees and committees• Remap: - Full and part-time staff - No high level financial expertise• British Council for Prevention of Blindness - Only part-time staff - No high level financial expertise• All Saints’ Educational Trust - Only part-time staff - With high level financial expertise
  5. 5. Law Society Independent Chair of Audit Committee• NHS NXD, Vice Chair and Chair of Audit• House of Commons Audit Committee Independent member
  6. 6. Rule 1Know the people – their backgrounds, skills and specialist experience
  7. 7. Rule 2Keep in touch with them all periodically ....
  8. 8. Rule 2Keep in touch with them all periodically But especially with Treasurer/Chair of Finance/Chair of Audit
  9. 9. Rule 3Be guided by the Chief Exec: • Above all don’t tread on their toes or pull across their agenda ...
  10. 10. Rule 3Be guided by the Chief Exec: • Above all don’t tread on their toes or pull across their agenda • Include the Chair of Trustees but again don’t tread on their toes or pull across their agendas with other trustees
  11. 11. Rule 4- Watch- Listen- Learn
  12. 12. Rule 4WatchListenLearn ...... and - Adapt your approach - Stand your ground ....
  13. 13. Rule 4WatchListenLearn ...... and - Adapt your approach - Stand your ground....but • Recognise: • When you’re beaten on an issue • The areas where the Trustees just don’t agree with you
  14. 14. How FD’s manage trustees and committees1. Know the people2. Keep in touch3. Be guided by the Chief Exec4. Watch, Listen, Learn ... And ... a. Adapt b. Stand your ground c. Recognise when you’re beaten
  15. 15. Thank youAny Questions?
  16. 16. For more information about the Honorary Treasurers Forum visit: www.tforum.org.uk

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