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The role of the chairperson is to preside over Board Meetings of the Company and involves a wide range of responsibilities. The responsibilities of the Chairperson are as follows:

  • Chair Board meetings as set out in Company Constitution 
  • Plan meetings and develop the agenda in conjunction with the secretary and/or the most senior member of staff
  • Provide leadership and ensure the effective operation of the Governing Body
  • Ensure that decisions made at meetings are implemented in a timely manner ensuring the strategic direction of the Company
  • Work closely with the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and other such persons that may be nominated
  • Act as de-facto line manager of the Chief Executive Officer and undertake the supervision and appraisal of the Chief Executive Officer or delegate to other such persons that may be nominated
  • Provide a focus for the Governing Body of the Company
  • Act as a spokesperson for the Company and/or the Governing Body
  • Sign and certify the annual accounts for the Company and other such financial reports required.
  • Maintain, continue and strengthen the Company’s relationship with various stakeholders
  • Qualities and skills required 
  • Good leadership skills 
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Impartiality, fairness and the ability to respect confidences 
  • Ability to ensure decisions are taken and followed-up 
  • Good timekeeping  
  • Tact and diplomacy 
  • Understanding of the roles/responsibilities of a governing body
  • Background in  senior management role