buffalo pound board of directors responsibilities

Board Responsibilities

Board Composition

Members of the Board should demonstrate the following qualities and attributes:

  • High ethical standards and integrity.
  • Mature leadership (executive) experience.
  • Excellent business acumen.
  • Strategic thinker.
  • Strong understanding of fiduciary responsibility.
  • Strength in communication and influential skills.
  • Team player with ability to resolve issues, treat others with respect, and flexible at arriving at solutions.
  • Active participant of the board ensuring he/she does homework, attends and participates in meetings.
  • Independence of mind by forming own judgements, voicing opinions and speaking honestly on all issues. 

Skills & Experience

Given the Board’s mandate and priorities, the Board members, as a group, should possess the following skills/experience.

Water Utility/Public Utility
Involved with the producing, treating, disinfecting and storage of water, or public services, for delivery to the public.
 
Water Utility/Public Utility
Involved with the producing, treating, disinfecting and storage of water, or public services, for delivery to the public.
 
Capital Project Management
Management of high-level corporate capital projects (of significant value).
 
Risk Management
Identification, assessment, and prioritization of risks and the coordinated and economical application of resources to minimize, monitor and control those risks.
 
Finance and Audit
Provision of sound financial advice or information in support of the operations of the organization.
 
Legal/Regulatory
Knowledge of the Canadian legal system and its application thereof. Adherence to laws, regulations, guidelines and specifications relevant to the organization.
 
Environmental
Knowledge of the environment and its relationship to water treatment facilities.
 
Government Relations/Policy/Community
Dealing with government affairs or public administration at all levels of government and the ability to interpret legislation and policy as it relates to the organization.
 
Human Resources/Health & Safety
Knowledge of executive recruitment/compensation, collective agreements, performance management/measurement, OH & S, and other aspects of labour relations.
 
Executive Leadership
Provision of leadership to colleagues (plans, sharing of visions, taking charge, inspiring others through examples).
 
Governance
Providing oversight to the corporation, protecting the interests of the corporation, and meeting the needs of the owners.