Dear Andrew: How involved should the board be?
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Dear Andrew: How involved should the board be?

27 Jul 2016 | Governance | Andrew Hind

In this regular column, Andrew Hind answers readers’ queries about governance issues. This month a chair asks how involved the trustee board should be in operational issues.

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