Earlier this year there was a major launch to raise the profile of governance and to get more people,especially those with key skills, to become governors. Details of the initiative can be found at www.inspiringgovernors.org. At GOVAS, we fully support this initiative and have been looking at how we can contribute at a local level. We have initiated discussions with Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, to explore how we can involve the local business community and, although we still have some way to go, there is a great deal of good will on both sides. We will keep you posted on how this develops.
Finally for now, we recently received a request for advice on the recommended length of time a governor should serve on a particular board. Although I for one would fall foul of this, the NGA recommendation is that chairs should serve no more than 6 years, and governors 8 years. The question was asked in relation to the Trojan Horse enquiry. You can read the NGA guidance document - here -
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