The views of Trust members are represented by our Council of Governors. We have 25 Governors made up of: 14 Public Governors; 6 for the East Riding of Yorkshire, 4 for Hull, one for the Yorkshire and Humber region, 2 Service User and Carer Governors and 1 Governor for Whitby. There are also 6 Nominated Governors and 5 Staff Governors. More than half of the Council of Governors are elected by local people. Nominated Governors include representatives of local partnership organisations.
Governors give up their time voluntarily and do not ’run the Trust’. The Trust is run by the Board of Directors, but the Governors can influence their decisions and represent the views of our members.
Public Governors are elected by our members to work as part of our Council of Governors. We use an external agency to run our elections for us to ensure that the process remains totally impartial. All nominations and ballot papers are handled by the external agency who also send out all the relevant information to members to enable them to vote.
You are unable to vote or stand for election if you are not a member of the Trust. To become a member, please fill in our online form or telephone 01482 389132 or write to us at Membership Office, Freepost RLZB-RKZB-AJSJ, Trust Headquarters, Willerby Hill, Beverley Road, Willerby, HU10 6ED
To find out when the next Governor elections will be taking place please contact us via the details above. The information will also be published on our website and advertised in our membership magazine, Humber People.
The results of the 2019/20 Governor elections can be found on the Members' page of the website .
The Council of Governors is chaired by our Trust Chair, Sharon Mays and meets 4 times a year and also holds an Annual Members Meeting. The meetings are open to the public.
Council of Governors meeting dates are below and all meetings will be held in the Lecture Theatre at:
East Riding of Yorkshire
2021 Meeting Dates
The below meeting dates are subject to change due to COVID-19.
- Thursday 15 April 2021, 2.40pm, Please note change of time Virtual Meeting, Streamed on Trust YouTube Channel.
- Thursday 8 July 2021, 2pm, venue to be confirmed
- Thursday 7 October 2021, 2pm venue to be confirmed
The time, date or location of a meeting may be subject to change and can be confirmed by contacting the Membership Office on 01482 389132.
You can access papers from previous meetings by clicking the Council of Governors link below: