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The Board strategically guides the work of Active Surrey and offers independent governance. Its role is to provide:

  • Strategic Leadership & Planning:
    Providing clear direction for physical activity in the county through the production of an Active Surrey strategy
    and business plan.
  • Advocacy:
    Promoting the benefits of physical activity and the organisation locally, regionally and nationally, as well as helping secure additional resources.
  • Partnership Building:
    Opening doors for the team and our work, attracting and engaging with new and existing partners stakeholders.
  • Accountability:
    Managing performance and ensuring implementation and continuous improvement of strategies and business plans.
  • Good Governance:
    Ensuring appropriate standards of governance are met and managing risk appropriately.

The Board and its comittees are bound by agreed Terms of Reference which include a Code of Conduct as well as a Conflicts of Interest Policy.

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Our commitment to diversity, the environment and social governance

The organisation is committed to achieving gender parity and greater diversity generally on the Board, reflective of Surrey’s population including, but not limited to: ethnic diversity, disability, age, social class and life experiences. As a minimum, the Active Surrey Board must have at least 30% of either gender as Members. The Board will demonstrably take all appropriate actions to achieve and then maintain this.

We are mindful of our responsibilities with regards to climate change and wider issues which cover how we approach our work and have developed a policy / plan which begins to explain our conduct in these areas:

Board roles

Independent and Nominated Board Members are not paid for their roles. You can see who's who on our Board and read more about Board Members’ roles below.

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Board meeting minutes

Legal status

Active Surrey is unincorporated and as such works closely with an accountable body to act on its behalf. Surrey County Council currently fulfils this function as our “Host Authority”. Although Surrey County Council retains certain liabilities and responsibilities, particularly as employer of the Active Surrey team, it has delegated certain responsibilities and powers to the organisation's Board.