The role of the Board is to supervise the management of the Association’s business and to discharge the responsibilities of the directors under the Companies Act and also in compliance with the Code for Sports Governance, which sets out the levels of transparency, accountability and financial integrity that are required from those bodies that receive Government and National Lottery Funding. RYA Policy Forming Committees report directly to the Board.
The Board will ordinarily comprise four Nominated Directors appointed by the Members and three Independent Directors appointed by the Board who are appointed on the basis of personal competencies, through an open recruitment process. The Chief Executive and Finance Director sit on the Board ex officio. Members of the Board ordinarily serve a four year term.
Its workings are reported to the members of the Association through the Directors’ Report in the annual report and accounts document and at the Annual General Meeting.
Prof Sir Michael Arthur - Independent Chair
Corinne Cunningham - Nominated Director
Misha Engineer - Independent Director
Polly Handford – Independent Director
Ronan Harte - Senior Independent Director
Adam Jay - Nominated Director
Fiona Kidd - Nominated Director
Duncan Rutherford - Nominated Director
Pip Woods - Nominated Director
Dave Strain - Finance Director
Sara Sutcliffe - Chief Executive