Forum for the Future is a registered charity, and our trustees are legally responsible for all of our activities. Like many other charities, we are also incorporated as a registered limited company.
The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Forum. Meeting four times a year, the trustees are responsible for ensuring that Forum abides by its charitable aims, works within the law and delivers its mission effectively. They oversee the policies and objectives of Forum and ensure that the work of the organisation is monitored and evaluated effectively. One of the trustees is paid for their work as an employee of Forum, with the consent of the Charity Commission.
The board is led by the Chair of Trustees, and one trustee is elected as Honorary Treasurer.
The AAC makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees to ensure that the finances, assets and risks of Forum are effectively managed. It keeps under review the adequacy of Forum's internal control, and considers and evaluates the work of the external auditors. The AAC is made up of the Honorary Treasurer, one other trustee and an independent member. It meets four times a year.