Governing Body

The EMCC UK Governing Body exists to provide governance, support and resource to the executive team and members.  As ‘Guardians of the Constitution’ their role is a non-executive one and as such they seek to offer an oversight of how the organisation might best function and evolve as well as provide specific areas of expertise which add value to the organisation.
The Governors aim to:
offer a willing resource, as appropriate, to the Executive team
to confidently fulfil the role of a ‘critical friend’ – providing useful challenge, support and perspective
to provide a sounding board for Executive team as required, on an individual or group basis
to be a visible presence at EMCC events with an explicit role as an EMCC UK Governing Member
- represent the EMCC
- ensure EMCC professional standards are upheld
- canvass and report views of members as appropriate
- encourage membership uptake

The EMCC UK Governing Body ensures effective, transparent governance of our organisation. The Governors are elected by our members. Our Governor Members are:
  • Claire Davey
  • Alison Hodge  (Non Executive Director)
  • David Sleightholm
  • Mark Robson 
  • Rita Symons (President)
  • Sheila Udall
  • Tim Dench
  • Chandra Ashfield (Finance Manager)
  • The role of the Governing Body is to hold the Directors to account on behalf of the wider membership. It has the power to appoint and remove Directors. It also has the power to amend the constitution of EMCC UK - in legal terms, the Governor Members are the members of the company (as EMCC UK is a company limited by guarantee).

    Governor Members

    The Governing Body is made up of eight Governor Members. Six of them will be elected by the wider EMCC UK membership, with two of these Governors being elected every year. In addition the EMCC UK President is also elected by the wider membership to serve a three-year term. The eighth Governor Member is appointed by the seven elected Governors to be the Finance Manager.

    The President and Finance Manager are automatically appointed as Directors on the board. Of the remaining six Governors, ideally a minimum of two and a maximum of four are appointed as non-Executive Directors. Those remaining Governors, who are not also Directors, bring an independent perspective.

    Becoming a Governor Member

    If you are an individual member of EMCC UK and would be interested in volunteering to become a Governor Member, there is an election process each year. Announcements will be made when the period for nominations is open and an election pack will then be available.

    If you would like to give feedback to the Governors about your membership experience please download and complete this questionnaire and return to:

    Alternatively you may contact our Governors to have a conversation - please contact in the first instance.