§ 6 (1) A public benefit organisation is to have a board of governors.
(2) Only the following may be members of the board—
- (a) members of the organisation, and
- (a) individuals appointed under the following provisions who do not fall within paragraph 5(2)(a) or (b).
§ (3) The members of the board other than the appointed members are to be chosen by election.
(4) Members of the public constituency or the staff constituency may elect any of their number to be a member of the board.
(5) If contested, the election must be by postal ballot.
7 (1) More than half of the members of the board of governors are to be elected by the public constituency.
(2) Not fewer than one third of the members of the board are to be elected by the staff constituency.
8 (1) A member of the board of governors elected by the public constituency or the staff constituency may hold office for a period of three years.
(2) Such a member is to be eligible for re-election at the end of that period.
§ (3) But a person elected to membership of the board ceases to hold office if he ceases to be a member of the relevant constituency.
9 The organisation may pay travelling and other expenses to members of the board of governors at rates decided by the organisation.
10 The constitution is to provide for the chairman of the organisation or (in his absence) another person to preside at meetings of the board of governors.
927 11 (1) The constitution is to provide for meetings of the board of governors to be open to members of the public.
(2) But the constitution may provide for members of the public to be excluded from a meeting for special reasons.
12 (1) The constitution is to make provision as to—
- (a) the conduct of elections for membership of the board.
- (b) the appointment of persons to membership,
- (c) the practice and procedure of the board,
- (d) the removal of a member from office.
§ (2) The constitution may make further provision about the board.