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Governance review

Members at the 2017 CSP Annual General Meeting have agreed to changes to the structure of the Council and its committees

Members of CSP Council talk about the proposed changes to Council

The new governance model, with a Council of 12 elected members, supported by three committees, will create a more agile and strategically focussed council. It will provide stronger leadership on the big issues affecting the physiotherapy profession.

Alex Mackenzie, Vice President and Chair of the Governance Working Group commented, “I’m delighted that members have embraced plans to create a modern and fit for purpose governance framework. This will create a top class Council to lead the physiotherapy profession and provide strong governance of the CSP. Council has worked hard to create a robust decision making framework members can have confidence in and engage with.’

The new structure will be up and running from April 2018, with Council elections being launched in December. The new committees (Employment Committee, Finance, Risk and Audit Committee and Professional Committee) will start at the same time and their members will be appointed rather than elected. The AGM also approved interim arrangements ahead of April, giving authority to serving Council members to carry out work on behalf of the membership.

Catherine Pope, Chair of Council, thanked all those involved in developing the governance structure. ‘This has been a member-led initiative, with considerable member engagement and input’. However, the work doesn’t stop there and Catherine encouraged members to think about standing for election or applying to join a committee. ‘We need high performing Council and committees reflecting the diversity of the CSP membership’ she added. 

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12 October 2017
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