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London Hackspace Ltd.'s ultimate governance lies with the Board of Trustees. These are elected regularly, with the longest-serving third of the Board required to stand for re-election every year.
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London Hackspace Ltd.'s ultimate governance lies with the Board of Trustees, who are also the directors of the company. These are elected regularly, with the longest-serving third of the Board required to stand for re-election every year.
  
 
==Current Trustees==
 
==Current Trustees==
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''* re-appointed''
 
''* re-appointed''
  
==Trustees' Responsibilities==
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==Directors' Responsibilities==
  
All UK companies must have have a board of trustees, but trusteeship of London Hackspace Ltd. is primarily a symbolic role. We want trustees to simply make sure that the company is doing what its members want.
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All UK companies must have have a board of directors, but directorship of London Hackspace Ltd. is primarily a symbolic role. We want trustees to simply make sure that the company is doing what its members want.
  
However, there are a couple of cases where trustees are personally liable for the company's actions or debts. The most relevant cases are:
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However, there are a couple of cases where directors are personally liable for the company's actions or debts. The most relevant cases are:
  
 
* Trading while insolvent: if the company takes credit while unable to pay its existing creditors.
 
* Trading while insolvent: if the company takes credit while unable to pay its existing creditors.
 
* Trading outside of the objects of the company: if the company trades outside its objects, as specified in the constitution ("To promote and support science, engineering, and art.")
 
* Trading outside of the objects of the company: if the company trades outside its objects, as specified in the constitution ("To promote and support science, engineering, and art.")
 
* Liability for injury to members/public due to the company neglecting its [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duty_of_care_in_English_law duty of care].
 
* Liability for injury to members/public due to the company neglecting its [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duty_of_care_in_English_law duty of care].

Revision as of 23:22, 9 February 2012

London Hackspace Ltd.'s ultimate governance lies with the Board of Trustees, who are also the directors of the company. These are elected regularly, with the longest-serving third of the Board required to stand for re-election every year.

Current Trustees

Name Username Appointed
Russ Garrett russss 2010-07-27*
Charles Yarnold solexious 2010-07-27
Robert Leverington roberthl 2010-07-27
Andy "Bob" Brockhurst b3cft 2010-07-27
Jonty Wareing jontyw 2011-08-06*
Martin Dittus Martind 2011-08-06
Mark Steward ms7821 2011-08-06
Philip Roy cepmender 2011-08-06

* re-appointed

Directors' Responsibilities

All UK companies must have have a board of directors, but directorship of London Hackspace Ltd. is primarily a symbolic role. We want trustees to simply make sure that the company is doing what its members want.

However, there are a couple of cases where directors are personally liable for the company's actions or debts. The most relevant cases are:

  • Trading while insolvent: if the company takes credit while unable to pay its existing creditors.
  • Trading outside of the objects of the company: if the company trades outside its objects, as specified in the constitution ("To promote and support science, engineering, and art.")
  • Liability for injury to members/public due to the company neglecting its duty of care.