Role and Responsibilities of the Board of UKA
The Board of UKA has the same legal responsibilities and duties as the Board of any other limited company. It decides the strategy of the company, approves long and short term plans and budgets, and monitors activity and financial outcomes. It also oversees the controls over financial and legal probity, health and safety and the proper treatment of the employees.
The Chairman of the Board runs the meetings and has an oversight over the corporate governance processes. He also acts as a senior level public face of the company and as a mentor for the Chief Executive.
The Chief Executive is also a director of the company, and has responsibility for implementing the strategy and decisions of the Board and managing the company and the employees.
The Finance Director also fulfils the role of Company Secretary. As an executive he reports to the Chief Executive; he also has responsibilities to the Chairman and the Board as a whole.
The other directors are known as Non-Executive Directors, as they do not have direct executive roles. They do, however, have the same responsibilities as the other directors for the actions and probity of the company. They are chosen for a mix of athletics and business expertise and involvement, and each works with one of the strategic business units within the company to review their activities and to add expertise and knowledge to the activity.