Get the most from your trustees
If you work for an organisation that’s registered as a company, has charitable status (or both), then you’ll have a board of trustees that plays a greater or lesser part in influencing your work. Rick Bond looks at how to improve your relationship with the board.
Let me explain the position of a trustee. They are certainly not there simply to rubber-stamp the decisions of the artistic director and the management team. First, the trustees are your employers. They are your ultimate bosses. Even the artistic director or chief executive is responsible to them. Trustees are entrusted with the safekeeping of the company.