The Society has a clear governance structure consisting of:

  • Supporters
  • Advisory Council
  • Board of Directors
  • Committees
  • Executive Team

The Supporters hold one share each. A share may not be transferred or withdrawn by a Supporter, and it is cancelled when they cease to be a Supporter. They consist of client Supporters, staff Supporters and associate Supporters. Supporters may attend and participate at Supporters’ meetings, receive annual accounts and Directors’ reports, and elect or remove Advisory Council Members, non-executive Directors and financial auditors.

The Advisory Council has 4-12 members, at least 50% of which are client Members, and at least one staff Member and one associate Member. The Advisory Council will advise the Board in determining the strategy and forward plans of the Society, and will ensure that the Board works to the benefit of the community.