ICAS Members Board – role and responsibilities
The Members Board is the body appointed by Council to be responsible for providing strategic direction, guidance, oversight and challenge to the Member-engagement work undertaken by ICAS.
Role & responsibilities
The duties of the Members Board are set out in ICAS’ General Regulations
To monitor delivery of the strategy, such as is relevant to the work of the Members Board. To provide advice on any matters affecting its interests.
The Members Board performs a strategic role in considering all aspects of the way ICAS engages with its Members. The Board has identified four priority focus areas:
- Strong Networks
- Member and Student Wellbeing
- Professional Development
- Customer Engagement
In discharging its role, the Members Board seeks to act in a way which best represents the interests of ICAS, its Members and Firms, as well as the public interest in general. It also seeks to engage Members in its work so far as possible.
The Members Board performs an oversight role of the Area Networks, the local committees of ICAS Members across the UK and in international communities in more than 20 locations around the world.
The Area Networks act as a link between ICAS and its Members, supporting the delivery of ICAS’ business plan and strategy.
The key role of the Area Networks is to work with the Members Board to deliver the member engagement strategy within the geography of the network.
Area Networks have a remit to:
- Connect with all Members and Students and encourage them to engage with ICAS (with a focus on building relationships with younger Members and establishing a lifelong engagement).
- Support in communicating key ICAS initiatives to the network.
- Provide feedback to ICAS Members’ Board from members and students.
- Help to identify suitable members for positions on ICAS committees (in particular ICAS Council).