Board Members have ultimate responsibility for directing the activities of the Association, ensuring it is well run and delivering the objectives for which it has been set up.
In March 2016 Cherry Tree adopted the National Housing Federation’s Model Rules 2015, and in parallel, adopted the National Housing Federation’s Code Of Governance.
The adoption of the new Rules led to changes to the Board membership, as some existing members had exceeded the recommended maximum term of office.
The full Board usually meets 6 times each year, with an Annual General Meeting and an annual Strategy Day being held in addition the regular cycle of Board meetings.
The Board currently has 2 standing Committees - the Audit Committee and Development Committee; which meet to discuss specific matters of business.
The Board is collectively committed to the highest standards of governance, aiming for openness and accountability in all its business.
Board vacancies are advertised from time to time, and are always openly advertised. Board members are appraised on an annual basis, and on alternate years, this process is facilitated by an independent external adviser.
At the beginning of 2017, the Board agreed that Board members should only serve for a maximum of 2 terms of 3 years ( 6 years in total ), with the scope for members to serve an additional year if the Board agreed this was in the best interests of the Association.