This page gives you an overview of the latest governance news and information.
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The Trustee Board Elections 2013
New Chair of the RSA announced
Trustee Board and Trustee Code of Conduct
RSA Fellowship Council
The Trustee Board Elections 2013: What you need to know
At the AGM 2013 we will be looking to fill three elected posts on the RSA Trustee Board. The call for nominations is now open. Find out more.
The RSA's Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place on Wednesday 3 October 2012, 5pm at 8 John Adam Street. We are pleased to announce that all three resolutions that has been put forward by the Board of Trustees have been approved at the AGM. These resolutions were: to approve the election of Vikki Heywood as Chair; to approve the election of Hanif Virji as Treasurer and to ratify the terms of office of Jackie Elliman and Keith Read.
Download the AGM 2012 Minutes (PDF, 1.3MB)
Download the AGM 2012 Notice (PDF, 89KB)
Download the Minutes of the 2011 AGM (PDF, 3.8MB)
Download the 2012 Impact Report and Trustees' Annual Report and Financial Statements
Download the Regional/National Handbook 2012 (PDF, 420KB)
Vikki Heywood CBE is appointed Chair of RSAWe are delighted to announce that Vikki Heywood is the next Chair of the society, taking over from entrepreneur Luke Johnson, the RSA's former Chair.
Procedure for Fellows' resolutions
According to Bye-Law 10.5: "No other matter than the business above mentioned shall, except with the consent of the Board, be considered or discussed, or any resolution be moved at an AGM, unless written notice shall have been sent to the Chief Executive at the Society’s House specifying the matter to be considered or the resolution to be voted upon 60 days before the AGM (or such other lesser period as the Board may from time to time prescribe). In addition, any such matter or resolution shall at the time notice is given as aforesaid be signed by no fewer than 200 Fellows."
Any resolution from Fellows should be sent to Carol Jackson, the chief operating officer, email@example.com (cc the Governance Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Society’s House at latest the 9 August 2013 at noon.
Additionally, Bye-Law 13.15 stipulates that: "Where Fellows are entitled to table resolutions and/or requisition meetings under Bye-laws 3.8, 10.5 and 10.6, if the resolution or the requisition has the written (either physical or electronic) support of at least 50 Fellows, the resolution or requisition will be posted on the Fellowship section of the RSA Website for Fellows to garner additional support. If four weeks after the posting of the resolution or requisition, the resolution or requisition is not supported by the required number of signatures it will lapse. In relation to Bye-law 10.5 the resolution with the support of 50 Fellows must have been received by the Chief Executive at the Society’s House 95 days before the date of the AGM. It will then be posted for one month on the Fellowship section of the RSA Website so that in accordance with Bye-law 10.5, 60 days' notice of the AGM resolution can be given."
RSA Trustee Board
Trustees are responsible under RSA bye-laws and charity law for ensuring that the charitable objectives of the society are carried out and that the organisation is run in an appropriate, legal way. View the Trustee Code of Conduct (PDF)
The Trustee Board meets approximately five times a year.
The Trustee Board
Vikki Heywood CBE, Chair
Suzy Walton, Deputy Chair
Vanessa Harrison, Treasurer
Hanif Virji, Treasurer
Keith Read CBE
Members of the Trustee Board can be contacted by email. All emails will be read by a member of the Board, who will reply as soon as possible.
RSA Fellowship Council
The Fellowship Council is a representative forum for Fellows of the RSA, with the core aim of promoting more effective working relationships between all aspects of the RSA, and specifically ensuring that the Fellowship's voice is heard by the Trustee Board and by RSA staff. Find out more.