The role of the Chairperson is:
1. To ensure the Management Committee functions properly.
The Chairperson is responsible for making sure that each meeting is planned effectively, conducted according to the constitution and that matters are dealt with in an orderly, efficient manner. The Chairperson must make the most of all his/her board members and ‘lead the team’. This also involves regularily reviewing the board’s performance and identifying and managing the process for renewal of the board through recruitment of new members.
2. To ensure the organisation is managed effectively.
The Chairperson must co-ordinate the board to ensure that appropriate policies and procedures are in place for the effective management of the organisation.
3. To provide support and supervision to the managing agent.
The Chairperson will support the Director of Operations in overseeing the activities & performance of the appointed managing agent.
4. To represent the organisation as its figurehead.
The Chairperson may from time to time be called upon to represent the organisation and sometimes be its spokesperson at, for example, functions or meetings.