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Meet the Board


Our Board of Trustees is made up of volunteers who seek to give vision and overall direction to the aims of the YMCA, and draws its strength from the variety of individuals from many backgrounds who bring their personal skills to unite together to lead this YMCA. The Board of Trustees meets approximately 6 times a year for up to 2 hours each meeting.

The Board currently consists of 10 members:

President- The Lady Georgina Dixon-Smith
Chairman- Mrs Helen Robinson- Member of Finance Committee & Developments Group
Vice Chairman- Mrs Rose Marshall- Member of Finance Committee & Policy Group
Treasurer- Mr David Clarke- Member of Finance Committee
Mr Paul McCann- Member of Finance Committee & Chairman of Developments Group
Mr Kevin Miller
Mrs Ros Webb- Member of Policy Group & Developments Group
Mrs Ethlet Chiwaka- Member of Developments Group
Mrs Charlotte Henley
Cllr Robert Burgoyne (ex officio, Chelmsford Borough Council)

The key functions of the Board:
To define and ensure compliance with the values and objectives of the Association.
To establish strategy and action plans to achieve these objectives.
To approve each year's budget and annual accounts prior to publication.
To establish and oversee a framework of delegation and systems of control.
To ensure that robust and effective internal controls are in place.
To agree policies and make decisions on all matters that might create significant financial or other risks to the Association, or which raise material issues of principle.
To monitor the Association's performance in relation to these plans, budgets, controls and decisions.
To appoint (and if necessary, dismiss) the Chief Executive Officer. 
To satisfy itself that the Association's affairs are conducted lawfully and in accordance with generally established standards of performance and probity.
To manage its own affairs and meetings in an effective, courteous and efficient manner.