Governance

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Governance

AGM Update - 2016

The AGM in 2016 was the first AGM open to all YHA members. On the day, delegates voted for further changes to the Articles which mean that new Trustees will have four year terms of office and the roles of President and Vice President will be replaced with Ambassadors. The AGM is where Trustees are elected and Margaret Hart, Marcus Holburn, Fiona Steggles and Barbara Kasumu were elected to join the Board. The Board said goodbye to Alan Bourne, Helen Maurice-Jones, Harry Horton, Nicola Scrivings and Lindsey Fairbrother. We hosted delegates at YHA Cardiff Central which looked fantastic and did YHA proud.

Catch up on all the news from the YHA AGM 2016 here.

YHA's governance starts at grass roots level with our members. Our democratic structure means members can influence and help develop policy through joining YHA. Any member can attend and vote at the AGM, where Board Members are elected and motions debated.

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Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The AGM meets to receive the annual accounts, consider and vote on any motions, and to elect the Board of Trustees and its officers. Any member can register to attend the AGM.

The 2017 AGM will be held on 8th July at the Royal College of GPs, Euston Square, London, NW1 2FB

Articles of Association

You can download a PDF of the Articles of Association by clicking here.

Trustees

The Board of Trustees consists of a maximum of fifteen trustees including three national officers and meets six times each year. The Board determines policy, ensures the proper management of YHA and provides effective guidance and leadership to the Chief Executive, Executive team and employees of YHA. The Board appoints the Chief Executive who reports to the Board at their meetings. YHA employs a Chief Executive, and four directors responsible for all aspects of YHA’s work.

Trustees are elected at the AGM and eligible to serve for two four year terms. If you are interested in becoming a Trustee, we do have a selection process run by our Council Nominations Panel. Trustee roles are advertised in March/April each year.

Trustees are, individually and collectively, responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the organisation. Everything done by the Board Officers or Trustees is done on behalf of the Board, and all Trustees are responsible for the decisions of the Board.

Meet the Trustees here.

Postellers Young People's Group

The Postellers YHA Group is a youth programme of YHA, based in and around London, open to all young people aged ten and upwards. The average age is 12-14 but young people over that age have also joined the group.

The group aims to help young people to gain the competence and confidence to go hostelling independently; to introduce them to a range of activities, both in the countryside and in the built environment and, in doing so, to aid their personal development.

The membership of about seventy keep in touch through a monthly posted newsletter "The Posteller", which gives the group its name. The newsletter details the monthly weekends away, as well as the longer Easter and summer trips.

Find out more about the Postellers Young People’s Group here.

Conflicts of Interest Policy

You can download a PDF of the Conflicts of Interest Policy by clicking here.

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