Trustees use their skills, expertise and experience to support Icon, helping us to deliver public benefit and to achieve our strategic aims. Being a Trustee means making decisions that will have an impact on the conservation profession, on members and on society as a whole.
Trustees of Icon are both charity Trustees and directors of the charitable company. They have ultimate responsibility for the organisation including compliance, finance, strategy and staff. All Trustees must be members of Icon and must abide by Icon’s Code of Conduct and embody its values.
The Board of Trustees meets four times a year, usually in London, though it is possible for Trustees to attend meetings remotely, and we are likely to move towards holding more of our meetings virtually in the future. There will usually be an additional strategic planning day each year and new Trustees are expected to attend a Trustee induction workshop (normally held in January). The role is voluntary but reasonable travel expenses for attending Board meetings will be met. Most Trustees also serve on a committee and contribute in other ways.
The Board and its members also participate in an annual review process which is focussed on how effectively the Board performs its role.