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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 and Communities Agency (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 and Communities Agency, Charity Commission and Companies Act. Our ‘Memorandum of 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 18 Members.

The Board composition is made up of; 10 Ordinary Directors, 3 Nominated Directors, 4 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    YOUTH COUNCIL 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.

The Board and each of the Boards two sub-committees 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.


The Board has two sub-committees to assist in its duties;

- the Business Support-Sub-committee (also known as the Audit Sub-committee) 

- the Service Delivery and Development Sub-committee 

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

Members of the sub-committees are all Directors drawn from the Board itself. The sub-committee Members are appointed by the Members of the Board. Each sub-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 Sub-committee MEMBERSHIP

David Leigh (Chair)

Jean Templeton

Sara Fowler

John Parr


Service Delivery and Development Sub-committee MEMBERSHIP

Amelia McCann (Chair)

Jean Templeton

Maddy Bunker

David Leigh

Chris Miller

Pat Brown-Richards


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


St Basils’ independent auditor is appointed annually by our Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting. The Business Support Sub-committee of the Board 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 Sub-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.

As a Company, St Basils is required to hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM) each year or within 15 months of the previous AGM.


The purpose of the AGM is to;

  • - Receive the Directors’ report

  • - To consider the accounts and auditors report

  • - To appoint the auditor (if necessary)

  • - To transact any other business specified in the notice convening the meeting.


The next Annual General Meeting is scheduled for October 2017. To request details please contact our Governance Officer Laura Hanley-Gorton.  


The minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting will be available shortly.

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

current board of directors 

Sara Fowler (Ordinary Director & Chair of the Board of Directors) 

Sara Fowler






Amelia McCann (Ordinary Director and Chair of Service Delivery & Development Sub-committee)





Maddy Bunker (Ordinary Director)





Chris Miller (Ordinary Director)





Steve Guyon OBE (Ordinary Director)





Gina Reid  (Ordinary Director)

Gina Reid



Sean Marsay   (Ordinary Director)

Sean Marsay




Detective Chief Superintendent Chris Todd (Ordinary Director)




Feizal Hajat OBE (Ordinary Director)

(Awaiting photo)

Father Adam Romanis (Nominated Director)

Fr Adam Romanis






chief Executive

Jean Templeton (Executive Director)

Jean Templeton