Board Members

There are over 550 voluntary board members on the boards of housing associations across Wales, and they play a vital role in the sector.

Boards:

  • Have ultimate responsibility for registered social landlord governance.
  • Determine strategic direction, define policies and establish personnel, programme and risk management systems that ensure aims and objectives are achieved within a clear framework of organisational values and objectives.
  • Exercise effective control and ensure financial, legal and service obligations are properly fulfilled.

With the new Welsh Government regulatory framework which places considerable emphasis on self-assessment, there is an increasing focus on registered social landlord boards in terms of their ability to have oversight of their organisations, provide constructive challenges and ensure that registered social landlords thrive in what is a challenging environment.

Being a board member is therefore a significant responsibility. Following discussions with board members, CHC has developed a new Offer for Board Members which outlines the support we provide including how we influence, connect, support and inform.

As part of the offer, we are hosting regular networking events over the course of the year. Details can be found here:

Date Times Venue  
March 7th 5:30 - 6:30pm Vale Resort, Hensol           
June 5th 5.30 - 8pm Hugh James, Cardiff  
June 20th TBC North Wales  
September 3rd 5.30 - 8pm Hugh James, Cardiff  
December 3rd 5.30 - 8pm Hugh James, Cardiff  

For our exciting new suite of Governance training see here.

The CHC contact for any queries is Aaron Hill – contact Aaron on 029 2067 4820 or aaron-hill@chcymru.org.uk.