National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

Board of Management

As a charitable organisation the Board and its members hold the legal duties and responsibilities (as well as personal liability) for the organisation's activities and its reputation. Members of the Board have the ultimate responsibility for the organisation, its reputation (including the actions of its members), and its finances. The Board holds legal responsibility to safeguard and protect the organisation.

The key legal responsibilities of the managing trustees of the NFYFC are listed below. These responsibilities are also held by the YFC Club Management Committee and a County Federation Executive Committee or County Board. 

Members of the Board must:  

1. Advance the purposes and charitable objectives of the NFYFC. 

2. Be responsible for the proper and legal administration of the NFYFC

3. Accept ultimate responsibility for everything that NFYFC does.

4. Act reasonably and prudently in all matters relating to NFYFC.   

5. Safeguard and protect the assets of the NFYFC. 

6. Always act in the best interests of the NFYFC.  

7. Have a duty to act collectively. 

8. Avoid conflict between their personal interests and those of the NFYFC.  

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The Board and its responsibilities:

The Board of the NFYFC is appointed by the NFYFC Council with the full power to superintend and conduct the business of the Federation as the Federation’s committee of management (charitable trustees). As a charitable organisation the Board and its members hold the legal duties and responsibilities (as well as personal liability) for the organisation’s activities and its reputation. Members of the Board hold ultimate responsibility for the organisation and all it does (incl the actions of its members) and its finances. The Board holds legal responsibility to safeguard and protect the organisation.

The key legal responsibilities of the managing trustees (Board of Management) of the NFYFC are listed below. NOTE. These responsibilities are also held by YFC Club Management Committees and a county Federation Executive committees (or county Boards):-

  1. To advance the purposes and chartable objectives of the NFYFC.

  2. Proper and legal administration of the NFYFC.
    2.1. Members of the Board of Management must make sure that the NFYFC’s assets and resources are used only for the purposes of the charity. And, must make sure that the NFYFC is run in accordance with its governing document, charity law and all other laws and regulations that affect its activities.

  3. Members of the Board of Management must accept ultimate responsibility for everything the NFYFC does.
    3.1. The Board of Management is responsible for the vision, mission and management of the charity.
    3.2. They are accountable if things go wrong - ultimate responsibility remains always with those that make up the Board of Management.

  4. Members of the Board of Management have to act reasonably and prudently in all matters relating to the NFYFC.
    4.1. The law imposes a duty of care on the trustees of charities - to exercise such care and skill as is reasonable in the circumstances.
        4.1.1. This duty is very significant. The Board of Management must show that its members are acting reasonably, in a way which furthers the legal objectives of the NFYFC.

  5. Members of the Board of Management must safeguard and protect the assets of the NFYFC.
    5.1. Assets include investments, cash, land, intellectual property, staff and reputation – to assume guardianship of the legal and financial and intellectual integrity of the NFYFC.
    5.2. To maintain careful oversight of any risk to reputation and/or financial standing of the NFYFC.
  6. Members of the Board of Management must always act in the best interests of the NFYFC.
    6.1. The interests of the NFYFC are paramount. Members of the Board of Management must exercise independent judgement in the interests of the NFYFC always - must not allow their personal interests or views to override this.

  7. Members of the Board of Management have a duty to act collectively.
    7.1. Decisions and responsibilities are shared, so all members of the Board of Management must take an active role
    7.2. The Board of Management can act by majority, but all members of the Board are collectively responsible for decisions made by it. Once a decision is made all trustees are bound to support it.

  8. Members of the Board of Management must avoid any conflict between their personal interests and those of the NFYFC.
    8.1. The members of the Board of Management must deal appropriately with any conflicts which arise between their own personal interests and those of the NFYFC.
    8.2. Members of the Board of Management must also be alert to possible conflicts between duties they may owe to other organisations and the duties they have to the NFYFC. This can be difficult for YFC members already holding managing trustee roles in other layers of this organisation which has a federated governance structure.

 

 Current Board Member
 Position on Board
 Delme Harries

 Chair of Board

  
Katie Hall
 Chair Lady of Council
Dewi Parry
 Vice Chair of Council
 Rachel Goldie
 Vice Chair of Council
  
 Laura Elliott
 YFC Member Rep
 Alice Longmire
 YFC Member Rep
 Fay Thomas
 YFC Member Rep
 1 vacant place
 YFC Member Rep
  
 David Hamer
 HOPS LS Ltd - Non Executive Director
  
 Dan Corlett
 External Specialist
 1 vacant place
 External Specialist
  
 Neil Cameron
 1 NFYFC Trustee - attendancd on a rota basis
 Frank Chester
 2 NFYFC Trustee - attendancd on a rota basis
 Glenn Jones
 3 NFYFC Trustee - attendancd on a rota basis
 John Lee
 4 NFYFC Trustee - attendancd on a rota basis
  
 James Eckley

 Chief Officer
James.Eckley@nfyfc.org.uk

 Sandra Bromley

 Minute Taker
Sandra.Bromley@nfyfc.org.uk


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