The role of a Chairperson is time consuming, with work between meetings, external representation of the organisation, and work with staff. Chairing requires diplomatic and leadership skills of a high level.
Main duties of the chairperson
The main responsibilities of the Chairperson can be summarised as follows:
To ensure that the association board meetings functions properly.
- The Chairperson is responsible for making sure that each meeting is planned effectively, conducted according to the articles of association of ASMAA and that matters are dealt with in an orderly, efficient manner.
- The Chairperson must make the most of all his/her board members and ‘lead the team'.
- Reviewing the Executive Management Board's and Committes performance on a regular basis.
- Identifying and delegating the process for the recruitment of new members.
To ensure the organisation is managed effectively.
- The Chairperson must ensure that appropriate policies and procedures are in place for the effective management of the organisation.
To provide support and supervision to the chief officer.
- The Chairperson will often be the direct line manager for the chief operations officer (CEO) (the most senior staff member).
To represent the organisation as a figurehead.
- The Chairperson may from time to time be called upon to represent the organisation and sometimes be its spokesperson at, for example, functions or meetings.