Govcom Agenda 2016-02-11

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Govcom meeting, 2.30 pm Thursday 11 November at Development House, London.


Apologies have been received from Kate West

Declarations of interest relating to matters on the agenda

Minutes of last Govcom meeting

Matters arising

Consider cycle of trustee elections and succession planning

Proposal to amend the Articles of Association, following approval in principle at the December board meeting.

AGM 2016


Annual board review

Discuss procedure

Govcom long-term planning

Update on items from last meeting:

  • Update policies listed at Constitution. Separate out strategic policies that are appropriately set by the board from operational procedures that are or should be within the remit of the chief executive. Generally update outdated policies, with less procedural stuff that needs board approval.
  • Improve scheme of delegation (ARC to recommend procedural and financial controls).


A quarterly score and narrative is required from us for transparency compliance against our transparency commitments - "Transparency compliance as determined by Govcom against published transparency commitments". This relates to Strategic goal G2b.2: "We have a high level of openness and transparency, and are recognised for such within the Wikimedia movement and the UK charity sector". See Strategy monitoring plan.

Membership of Govcom



Recommend to the board the addition of one sentence to the Committee Member Code of Conduct, namely:

Dates of 2016 Govcom meetings

  • Thur 12 May
  • Thur 11 August
  • Thur 10 November

All starting at 2.30 pm

See Board meetings#2016 Govcom meetings