The Board of Trustees consists of a maximum of 15 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 the Chief Executive, and four directors responsible for all aspects of YHA’s work.

Trustees are elected at the AGM and are 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 all YHA's Trustees

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The AGM meets to receive the annual accounts, consider and vote on any  resolutions and motions, and to elect the Board of Trustees and its officers.

The 2018 AGM was held on 30th June at the Royal College of GPs, Euston Square, London, NW1 2FB.

Find out more about the 2018 AGM.

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.

Articles of Association

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Conflicts of Interest Policy

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