The Board of Trustees is the HFMA’s supreme decision-making body. The trustees are accountable for the governance of the association. The Board meets every quarter and its role is to manage the affairs of the association as well as receiving reports from the chief executive and directors.
The Board is made up of 16 members plus co-opted members. There are currently five officer posts elected by nomination from the branches. These are the president, two vice-presidents, immediate past president and chair of the HFMA Audit and Finance Committee.
There are three regional trustees, drawn from branch members in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland. The remaining trustees are drawn from the membership and are selected by the Appointments and Remuneration Committee taking into account the requisite skills required by the Board. Members apply by an open application process.
The following individuals make up the 2023/24 HFMA Board of Trustees.
HFMA president 2022/23 and group chief financial officer Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
HFMA vice president and director of finance Cheshire and Merseyside Integrated Care Board
The HFMA Board of Trustees has a number of sub committees that undertake work on behalf of the HFMA Board. The sub committees are populated by HFMA trustees and staff and all provide feedback to the Board of Trustees.
The Audit and Finance Committee scrutinises the effectiveness of the association’s internal control framework and the robustness of its risk management arrangements. The Audit and Finance Committee is chaired by the honorary treasurer.
The Appointments and Remuneration Committee makes recommendations to the Board on applications for officer trustee posts and trusteeships. It also provides advice on the recruitment and remuneration of HFMA staff.