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* 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.")
 
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* 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].
(Others include being personally liable for certain aspects health & safety, which is not applicable to Hackspace as we have no employees.)
 

Revision as of 23:00, 2 August 2010

The Hackspace Foundation's ultimate governance lies with the Board of Directors. These are elected regularly, with the longest-serving third of the Board required to stand for re-election every year.

Current Directors

  • Jonty Wareing (jontyw), appointed 2009-02-02
  • Russ Garrett (russss), re-appointed 2010-07-27
  • Charles Yarnold (solexious), appointed 2010-07-27
  • Robert Leverington (roberthl), appointed 2010-07-27
  • Andy "Bob" Brockhurst (b3cft), appointed 2010-07-27
  • Alex Smith (Alex), appointed 2010-07-27

Directors' Responsibilities

All UK companies must have have a board of directors, but directorship of the Hackspace Foundation is primarily a symbolic role. We want directors 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.