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The Board of Trustees

The Mary Ward Adult Education Centre is part of the Mary Ward Settlement, along with the Mary Ward Legal Centre. Both organisations are limited companies with charitable status. Trustees of the two organisations work as one integrated Board which has strategic overview of the Settlement.

Board members are either appointed or elected to be the trustees of the charities and directors of the companies.  They come from a variety of backgrounds, and have experience in different areas of work, including the law, the arts, finance and education.  Whilst day to day leadership and management is delegated to the Warden of the Settlement and the senior management team (Head of Finance and Resources, Head of Adult and Community Education and Head of Legal Services) the Board holds ultimate responsibility for the Settlement’s work and actions.

The integrated Board meets at least once a term, and has delegated some areas of responsibility to sub-committees which also meet at least once a term. Trustees are keen to ensure that their decisions and actions are known and understood by all who have an interest in the Settlement’s work. To this end, minutes of the meetings of the Integrated Board will be published on the website as they are approved and confirmed by the Board (some sensitive and confidential material may be removed from the published documents).

Recent minutes can be found here:   March 2014    July 2014    October 2014   December 2014    March 2015   July 2015   October 2015 December 2015  February 2016  April 2016 July 2016 October 2016