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St Basils is;

- A Company Limited by Guarantee (number 3964376) registered in England with Companies House and not having share capital
- A Registered Provider registered with the Homes England (number H3994)
- A Charity registered with the Charity Commission (number 1080154)

Board of Directors

The operations of St Basils are controlled under the direction of the Board of Directors, within the regulatory framework set by the Homes England, Charity Commission and Companies House. Our ‘Articles of Association’ as well as any complementary rules of procedure as defined by the Board, are the rules by which the organisation operates and decisions are made.

 The Board of Directors is made up a minimum of 7 and up to a maximum of 14 Members.

The Board composition is made up of; 10 Ordinary Directors, 1 Nominated Director, 2 co-opted Directors and 1 Executive Director (who is the Chief Executive).

Directors are appointed to the Board based upon their qualifications, skills and experience.

MEET THE BOARD    sub-committees   contact info


The Board represents and is accountable to the Company Members. The Board's responsibilities are active, not passive, and include the responsibility of regularly evaluating the strategic direction of the company, management policies and the effectiveness with which management implements them.

It is the responsibility of the Board to act in good faith and with due care so as to exercise their business judgment on an informed basis in what they reasonably and honestly believe to be in the best interests of the company and its Company Members. Each Board Member, upon their appointment to the Board, must sign-up to the Obligations of Directors which can be found here: Declaration of Acceptance of Obligations

The Board and each of the Boards have two committees which also have the power to hire independent legal, financial or other advisors as they deem necessary.

The Board's responsibilities also include overseeing the structure and composition of the company's Directorate and monitoring legal compliance and the management of risks related to the company's operations. In doing so, the Board may set annual ranges and/or individual limits for capital expenditures, investments and divestitures and financial commitments not to be exceeded without Board approval. These are set out in our Financial Standing Orders Policy and Procedures.


current board of directors 

Sara Fowler - Chair of the Board of Directors

Sara Fowler







Sara Fowler's Biography

Jean Templeton  - Chief Executive of St Basils

Jean Templeton






 Jean Templeton's Biography


Maddy Bunker - Ordinary Director

Maddy Bunker





Maddy Bunker's Biography


Chris Miller - Ordinary Director

 Chris Miller





Chris Miller's Biography

Steve Guyon OBE - Ordinary Director

Steve Guyon






Steve Guyon's Biography

Detective Chief Superintendent Chris Todd - Ordinary Director





Chris Todd's Biography

Feizal Hajat OBE - Ordinary Director

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Feizal Hajat's Biography

Father Adam Romanis - Nominated Director

Fr Adam Romanis






Father Adam Romanis' Biography









St Basils holds an Annual General Meeting (AGM) during the Summer each year.

The next Annual General Meeting is scheduled to be held at St Basils Head Office, 71-75 Allcock Street, Birmingham, B9 4DY . Date is to be confirmed. 

To request further details please contact our Company Secretary Chris Knight via:  

The Board has two committees to assist in its duties;

- the Business Support and Audit committee

- the Service Delivery and Development committee 

 The Board may also establish ad hoc committees for detailed reviews or consideration of particular topics to be proposed for the approval of the Board.

Members of the committees are all Directors drawn from the Board itself. The committee Members are appointed by the Members of the Board. Each committee has up to a maximum of 10 Members, of which up to 8 may be Board Members and 2 places are for co-optees. Consideration is given to the desires, skills and characteristics of individual Directors.


business Support committee MEMBERSHIP

Chris Miller (Chair)

Fr. Adam Romanis

Jean Templeton

Chris Todd

Kyle Palmer

Helen Bates (Co-opt committee only)


Service Delivery and Development committee MEMBERSHIP

Maddy Bunker (Chair)

Jean Templeton

Chris Todd

Fr. Adam Romanis

Feizal Hajat OBE

Steve Guyon OBE

Thelma Zunzanyika


*The Chair of the Board Sara Fowler is ex-officio on all committees.


St Basils’ independent auditor is appointed annually by our Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting. The Business Support and Audit committee makes a proposal to the Board of  Directors in respect of the appointment of the auditor based upon its evaluation of the qualifications and independence of the auditor to be proposed for election or re-election on an annual basis. 


Risk Management

St Basils has a Risk Management Policy which outlines St Basils overall guidelines for risk management and related processes. The St Basils Risk Management Policy is approved by the Board of Directors. The Board’s role in risk oversight includes risk analysis of St Basils Risk Register and assessment in connection with financial and business reviews, updates and decision-making proposals and is an integral part of Board deliberations.

The Business Support and Audit committee is responsible for, among other matters, risk management relating to the financial reporting process and assisting the Board’s oversight of the risk management function.

St Basils Board and Sub-committees are serviced and supported by our Governance team. Want to know more? Please contact Margaret Blizzard via