The RCN London Board met on 4 and 5 March for the first time since the election of seven new board members at the start of the year. The meeting took place at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Victoria and included a special development session for new and old members alike to discuss how the work of the board can best support and represent all of RCN London’s 54,000 members.
The development day was led by RCN staff Alison Telfer and Christine Mackenzie. The event was aimed at developing a common understanding of an effective board, and acknowledging past success as well as the work required to continue to build on these successes.
On Thursday RCN Director of Governance Support Jane Clarke and RCN Chair of Council Michael Brown joined the board in the morning to discuss council consultations and board governance. Michael introduced the latest consultations on the RCN Awards, Congress Review, Branch Review and use of members' information.
Vanessa Woods, Head of Finance was in attendance at the meeting to pick up issues around the financing of Branches, and in particular she dealt with the issue of historic funds.
On the Thursday afternoon the formal Board meeting took place. London representatives from the RCN national committees also joined for both days.