Roles & Responsibilities

The Board is collectively responsible for the success of the Body and compliance with all statutory obligations.

The Boards Role

Boards of state bodies are appointed by Ministers and are accountable to Ministers for the implementation of policy

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The chairperson has some responsibilities additional to those of other board members, particularly in relation to leadership and the conduct of business

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Personal Liability

Board members of state bodies who incur any personal civil liability in the course of carrying out their board functions will not be liable for the costs arising provided they have acted honestly and in good faith

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Reporting Relationships

State bodies operate within a policy framework which is established by government; they are wholly owned or substantially owned by the state, but are controlled by independent boards who are appointed by and responsible to Ministers and the Government

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Board Member

On appointment to the board, new directors/board members of state bodies should be provided with induction training

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