PSN’s Board of Trustees has overall responsibility for the governance of the organisation.
Its responsibilities are to:
establish and plan PSN’s future direction, guided by its vision and values
monitor PSN’s performance against its stated critical success factors
employ and regularly evaluate the chief executive, and set delegated authorities
approve the annual plan and budget
ensure all aspects of PSN’s endeavour are undertaken in a proper, legal and ethical manner
liaise with communities, promote the activities and services of PSN, and enlist the provision of financial and other resources
report annually to constituents through annual general meetings.
The trustees work in close partnership with our CEO to fulfill the board’s responsibilities, achieve objectives and implement policies.
Our constitution currently calls for ten trustees – seven representing constituent presbyteries (or equivalent) and Te Aka Puaho (the Māori Synod) and three independents appointed by the board itself. At least eight of the trustees should be members of a Presbyterian parish or a cooperating ministry that includes the Presbyterian Church.