About the Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the Charity. The Trustees are responsible for:
- Safeguarding the good name and values of the organisation
- Acting in the best interest of the Charity
- The overall policy, direction and control of the organisation
- Shaping strategy
- Ensuring financial stability
- Improving performance.
The Board normally meets around seven times per year. The Board has five committees which help it to exercise its role and responsibilities more effectively; these committees are the Finance Committee, Audit & Risk Committee, Research Committee, Governance & Nominations Committee and Remuneration Committee.
The Board’s membership includes people with diabetes, their carers, healthcare professionals and researchers. Each of the four nations of the UK is represented, as are a range of ages and cultural backgrounds. Collectively, this gives the Board the authority and perspective it needs to act in the best interests of the diabetes community.