Just over three years ago, Extern’s auditors advised the organisation that a new Governance structure was needed due to an overlap between the two existing Boards (Extern Ireland and The Extern Organisation). Today, there is Extern Ireland, Extern Northern Ireland, Extern Supporting Communities and Extern Group.
This extensive restructuring presented Extern Ireland Trustees with a challenge, in that they felt they needed clarity not only in relation to their obligations and responsibilities within the new Group structure, but also with regards to leadership ahead of setting the new strategy for Extern.
As a result, the Chair of Extern Ireland felt strongly that a Governance Action Plan (GAP) be developed to ensure members would be:
- Fully trained and aware of their legal and collective responsibilities within the new structure and in adhering to the Governance Code.
- Equipped to play their part in ensuring transparency and accountability for the organisation.
- Assured and confident in setting the new strategy for the organisation.