[foundation-board] OKI Board governance retreat

Naomi Lillie naomi.lillie at okfn.org
Fri Aug 25 11:03:49 UTC 2017

Dear all,

Further to the reboot of Board recruitment
Karin has suggested that this is an opportune time to have the Board
governance retreat that has been in discussion for a while now.

The proposal is to hold this in the last quarter of this year, to nail down
and address some issues around governance, and - hopefully - to induct new
members of the Board who will have joined by then.

There are a few ways we could do this; one proposed plan is as
follows, for *early
November on the Isle of Wight *at Tapnell Farm <http://tapnellfarm.com/>:

   - Tue 7th, eve: Board joins OKI team for dinner
   - Wed 8th, morning - mid aft: Board retreat, addressing governance
   issues including the role of the Board in supporting the CEO, the
   relationship with the community, and accountability and performance within
   the Board
   - Wed 8th, late aft: concise Board meeting (focussing on finances and
   immediate outcomes of retreat), finished by 18.00 at latest

I'm advocating for the above plan not only because I want to join, but
also: the Leadership Team will already be together for the Autumn Summit;
you will be able to meet the wider team; it's not far to travel for Helen,
who has limited time due to the impending arrival of her baby (wohoo!); the
location is beautiful and should help creative juices flow!

Alternatively we could look at London around that time or sooner.

Please respond with your thoughts / suggestions.

Best wishes,


Naomi Lillie

Executive Assistant

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