The structure of a governing board and the procedures for its meetings are usually set out in the organisation’s trust deed or constitution.

Board structures usually include:

  • A chairperson who oversees all board affairs and chair meetings
  • A vice-chairperson to support the chairperson
  • A secretary who gives notice of board meetings, prepares agendas and materials, and takes minutes of meetings
  • A treasurer to keep an eye on board and organizational finance
  • Subcommittees when these are needed on important issues 

Related Resource:

Board Orientation and Involvement