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What is the Council of Governors?

What is the Council of Governors

Our governors are elected by our members from each of the 12 local authority areas in Kent, plus one from the rest of England.

The Council of Governors represents the interests of all members and allows local people, patients, staff and partners to have a say about the development of community services.

Governors can approve the appointment or removal of the Trust’s chairman and non-executive directors. The Council of Governors is responsible for deciding the remuneration of the chairman and non-executive directors. They can also approve the appointment of the chief executive.

The Council of Governors, which is made up of appointed and staff governors from the Trust as well as public governors, will be supported by the Trust to keep in touch with constituency members. The council has a wider role, representing the public by holding a public service organisation to account on their behalf.