Governance

Governance

Constitution

We are a registered charity, number 1107358.  We are registered as a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales, number 5086888, and constituted under a Memorandum of Association, dated 29 March 2004.

Organisational structure and decision-making

We are grateful to our influential and hard-working Board of Trustees, without whose governance and reputation we would find it hard to raise funds.  The Board is well‑balanced, with expertise in all the relevant professions, and bring their experience both in Board meetings and behind the scenes on issues such as strategy, governance, finance and employment. Our Trustees are appointed under the terms of our Memorandum and Articles of Association. At each yearly general meeting, one fifth of our directors retire and are eligible for re-election.

Tyne Rivers Trust’s staff is a carefully selected team devoted to the health of the Tyne catchment. In the main, they are scientists with unique specialist knowledge of the catchment, its hydrology and biology.

Business Planning

In 2015 we developed an ambitious Business Plan which sets out our ambitions for the Trust, and for the Tyne, for the period 2015 to 2020.

Annual Reports and Accounts

Our Annual Reports and Accounts are always publicly available.