Elected September 11th 2012
Elected March 29th 2011
Elected February 1st 2010
Elected November 27th 2008
Elected December 4th 2007
Elected October 25th 2006
Elected February 16th 2005
Elected October 2003
Responsibility for Governance lies with our elected Board of Trustees (also known as our ‘Executive Committee’).
The Executive Committee is composed of 9 people, who are all members of a Forum member organisation. They work in a voluntary capacity (unpaid) and dedicate their time, skills and commitment to serve the interests of all member organisations and all refugees and asylum seekers in the region. They are not elected to represent the interests of their own RCO or community.
7 people are elected by the General Membership at the Annual General Meeting. The elected Committee can then co-opt a further 2 members. The officers (Chair, Treasurer and Secretary) are decided upon by the Committee at their first meeting after the AGM. The Committee may also appoint independent Advisors, but these Advisors are not full members of the Committee.
The Trustees usually meet once every 6 weeks. From staff reports and feedback from the membership they monitor progress towards our targets and aims, and make recommendations for adjustments or improvement in our work. By considering emerging needs of the membership and changes in the external environment, they overesee strategic planning for the future. They also represent the Forum at regional and national platforms, and at meetings with our partners and allies.
Serving on the elected Executive Committee is a position of honour with responsibility: AsTrustees of the charity they are responsible for making sure we have appropriate policies and procedures, that our spending is in accordance with our grant conditions and that we keep to the aims which are set out in our
Constitution of March 2003 (incorporating changes agreed at the EGM held on March 20th 2012)
See reports from our Trustees in our Annual Reviews
Become a Trustee
You can contact the committee on
Our Annual Accounts are independently examined by Read Milburn & Co Ltd, Chartered Accountants, North Shields.
Policies & Procedures
Our Employment and Health & Safety policies and procedures were created with the support of professional consultants.