The Foundation aims to operate to the highest standards of governance and, as it has no shareholders, the role of the Board is even more significant in governance terms. Its members represent the interests of The Selwyn Foundation and residents, both constitutionally and morally.
As such, both the Board and its members are entrusted to ensure that the Foundation is soundly managed for the benefit of all through the Executive Team.
Board composition and tenure
The Board may consist of up to ten members and no fewer than five, each of whom occupies a ‘seat’ for a three year term, according to the manner in which they are appointed. The Chair is appointed by the Bishop of the Diocese of Auckland (being the President of The Selwyn Foundation), and up to six members are appointed by the Auckland Diocesan Council, with a further two elected at the Annual General Meeting. Board members may be reappointed for a maximum of nine years and are eligible for re-election after a period of three years. All elected and nominated Board members in seats 1 -7 are communicants in the Anglican Church. Board members appointed to seats 8 -10 should either be communicant Anglicans or declare their support for the ethos and mission of The Selwyn Foundation at the time of their appointment.
If any seat becomes vacant prior to completion of the due term, it may be filled by the Board until the end of the term of the original member, subject to confirmation by the appropriate appointing or electing body. The Board may co-opt one member who has special skills or abilities, with such appointments reconfirmed on an annual basis for a maximum of three years. This position may or may not have voting rights at the Board’s discretion.