What is the Board of Trustees and why do we need it?
The Board of Trustees is the governing body of our Students’ Union. It means that the overall direction and running of the Students’ Union is overseen by a wider range of people with a variety of experience, backgrounds, and skills. The board helps to improve decision making, efficiency and the accountability of Officers and Staff at the organisation.
Who sits on the Board of Trustees and how are they chosen?
The Board has four Officer Trustees elected by the whole student body on an annual basis. They hold the positions of President, VP Cardiff, VP Newport & VP Pontypridd. We have three positions for External Trustees which are filled by experienced and distinguished people from the public, private, and charitable sectors. The External Trustees are not elected by students but instead recruited by the Board of Trustees’ Appointments Committee. The Board is completed by three positions for Student Trustees from the wider student body and two alumni trustees, all are nominated by the Board’s Appointments Committee.
What does the Board do?
Trustee Board meets on a regular basis throughout the year to discuss the progress and long term strategy of the Students’ Union. The entire Trustee Board is involved in discussions and decisions on any major changes. They also monitor risks to the organisation, its policies and procedures, and ensure systems are in place to ensure officer and staff accountability.