Governance at EEMUA
The EEMUA Council
Overall governance and oversight of the entire organisation is carried out by its senior committee: the EEMUA Council, which operates according to EEMUA’s Articles of Association and recognised good practice in corporate governance. Every EEMUA Member may nominate a representative to serve on council. The council representative from the member organisation will normally be a senior (engineering) manager or director with multi-functional and/or multi-discipline responsibilities within the organisation he or she represents.
The council’s role is to:
- Work with the EEMUA Board on the direction of EEMUA and its work programme.
- Ensure the association’s Articles of Association are up-to-date.
- Approve criteria for EEMUA membership and affiliation.
- Receive the directors’ annual report and accounts.
- Approve subscription levels.
- Approve the appointment of the auditors.
- Elect its chairman and any non-executive directors.
EEMUA's Board of Directors
While the council sets overall direction and policy for the association, it also appoints members to the EEMUA Board, comprising both non-executive directors and EEMUA’s senior executives. Non-executive directors are usually drawn from the EEMUA Council and serve a four-year term. There are between three and eight non-executive directors on the board, including the chairman, who is normally also the council chairman. All non-executive directors are registered at Companies House as directors of the company in law. The board has both governance and leadership roles.
The board's activities include:
- Ensuring EEMUA complies with company law.
- Ensuring the association’s finances are properly managed and on a sound footing.
- Developing and promoting the vision, culture and strategy of the association.
- Overseeing operations and supporting the chief executive and the EEMUA team.
- Recommending subscription levels.
- Contributing to the development of the work programme and steering its progress.
- Approving membership applications.