In the UK members of governing bodies may be trustees, management or executive committee members or directors. The name depends on the legal status, governing document and custom and practice of the entity.
- We have a board of trustees, also known as the executive board.
- The subsidiary company is called WCPT Trading and has a board of directors.
We use the term board member.
Our governance framework assists the executive board in meeting relevant best practice governance arrangements for not for profit enterprises and to comply with relevant
Governance is a term used to describe the board members’ role in:
- long-term direction of the charity, including its objectives or purposes
- implementation of policies and activities to achieve objectives
- compliance with legal requirements
accountabilityto those with an interest or 'stake' in the charity.
The governance framework documents the required practices and procedures related to the board and board committees and comprises two documents:
- board charter which identifies the responsibilities, accountabilities and relationships between our governance bodies
- board operating
guidelineswhich guide the scheduling, agenda and timing of meetings and requirements for the presentation, lodgment, and approval process for providing information for board and committee consideration.
The chair of the board will be responsible for ensuring overall maintenance and compliance with the governance framework, which will be reviewed every two years by the board.
A guide to assist regions in the process of electing members of our board has been developed. This document will be of assistance to candidates and member organisations during elections.
Our past presidents
- Mildred Elson, 1953-1956, member of American
- Gwen Griffin, 1956-1959, member of Chartered Society of
- Rudie Agersnap, 1959-1967, member of Association of Danish
- Glen Park, 1967-1970, member of
- Doreen Moore, 1970-1974, member of Canadian
- Eugene Michels, 1974-1982, member of American
- Margrit List, 1982-1988, member of German Association for
- Brian Davey, 1988-1991, member of Australian
- A J Fernando, 1991-1995, member of Canadian
- David Teager, 1995-1999, member of Chartered Society of
- Sandra Mercer Moore, 1999-2007, member of Australian
- Marilyn Moffat, 2007-2015, member of American