Governance Principles

The Bryson Charitable Group is committed to achieving the highest standards of corporate governance.

In pursuit of this aim, Bryson has drawn on the principles laid out in the UK Corporate Governance Code issued by the Financial Reporting Council and the Code of Good Governance published by the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action.

The seven principles of good governance applied by the Bryson Charitable Group are:

  1. Board Leadership

    The organisation is led by an effective Board of Trustees which collectively ensures delivery of its objectives; sets its strategic direction and upholds its values.
  2. Board Control

    The Trustees as a unitary board are collectively responsible and accountable for ensuring and monitoring that the organisation is performing well, is solvent, and complies with all its obligations.
  3. Board Performance

    The Board has clear responsibilities and functions, and organises itself to discharge them effectively.
  4. Board Review and Renewal

    The Board regularly reviews its own and the organisation’s effectiveness, and takes any necessary steps to ensure that both continue to work well.
  5. Board Delegation

    The Board has set out the functions of sub committees, officers, the chief executive and other staff in clear delegated authorities and monitors their performance.
  6. Board Integrity

    The Board and individual Trustees will act according to high ethical standards, and ensure that conflicts of interest are properly dealt with.
  7. Board Openness

    The Board is open, responsive and accountable to its users, beneficiaries, members, partners and others with an interest in its work.