The Board of the EHA comprises a mixture of elected and appointed directors who provide a range of skills, knowledge and experience. Its members operate under a Code of Conduct which sets out the behaviours and activities to which the directors are expected to adhere. The Board meets six times a year for formal meetings and directors also provide regular support, advice and guidance to the executive team, led by the CEO.
The role of the Board covers six main areas:
Decision Taking - to take balanced and objective decisions based on reports and recommendations provided by the executive team and sub Committees/Development Groups;
Strategy & Policy Setting – to set a strategy for the future of the EHA’s business as the National Governing Body for Handball in England;
Operational Oversight & Risk Management – to ensure that strategies, plans and policies are approved in a timely fashion and that financial controls and systems of risk management are robust and defensible;
Management of Resources – to ensure that the EHA has, or can obtain, the necessary resources to further the interests of the members of England Handball;
Financial & Business Oversight – to operate, as a limited company, with high standards of financial efficiency and probity to enable the EHA to sustain growth for the benefit of its members and the sport as a whole; and
Training & Development – to ensure that new Board Members receive a full, formal and tailored induction on joining the Board and regularly update and refresh their skills and knowledge.
Current Board members are as follows:
Mike Briers – Chair (Elected)
Bill Baillie – Director of Performance & National Teams (Elected)
Chris J Smith – Director of Workforce Development (Elected)
Sue Whitehead – Director of Development (Elected)
Mark Fayemi – Director of Competitions & Events (Elected)
Clare Henderson – Director of Marketing &Commercial (Appointed)
Ed Simpson – Director of Governance & Legal (Appointed)
Chris Smith – Director of Finance (Appointed)
Geoff Woodall – Director of Clubs & Disciplinary (Appointed)
In addition, the Board has a co-opted member:
Cesar Castillo – Director of Referees & Officiating (Appointed)
All Board meetings are attended by the EHA CEO who fulfils the role of Company Secretary for the EHA. Copies of the Board Code of Conduct and Terms of reference are available below, with the meeting minutes available here.
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