Good governance is essential for the success of any organisation and is now more important than ever. Board members play a vital role in serving their causes and communities. They bring passion and commitment as well as skills and experience to the organisations they lead.

Boards set the long term vision and protect the reputation and values of their organisations. To make a difference a board needs to have proper procedures and policies in place but it also needs to work well as a team and have good relationships within the organisation.

The purpose of these principles is to assist board members to provide strong leadership, enhance their decision making and demonstrate their accountability This will in turn assist the people and causes their organisations were set up to benefit.