Terms Of Reference
- Membership of the Governance Panel
- The Governance Panel shall comprise three former members of Council of the British Association of Psychopharmacology:
The Chairman - to be appointed by serving members of the Governance Panel
2 Ordinary Members - new members to be appointed by serving members of the Panel, after consultation with BAP Council.
- On retirement from Council, a minimum of five years must elapse before any member is eligible to join the Governance Panel.
- Membership of the Governance Panel shall normally be for three years*
- Members will not normally be eligible for reappointment to the panel until three years have elapsed.
- An Ordinary Member of the Governance Panel, on appointment as Chairman, shall serve for a further three years.
- Membership of the Governance Panel is voluntary and carries no legal liabilities
- The purpose of the Governance Panel is to assure members that:
- Council is acting effectively in achieving the objects of the Association.
- Councilís decisions have been made with due process and in accordance with the regulations laid down by the Memorandum, Articles and Bye-Laws of the Association.
- Council is providing members with value-for money for their annual subscription.
- Council is promoting the professional interests of psychopharmacologists.
- Duties of the Governance Panel:
- The Governance Panel shall prepare a written report, which will be included on the agenda of the AGM.
- The Governance Panel has the absolute authority to decide on the topics to be included in the annual report.
- The Chairman of the Governance Panel may present an oral report at the AGM, if that is requested by the Panel, Council or other members of the Association.
- Members of the Governance Panel will be provided with the Minutes of Council meetings and/or any other documents they need to review in the course of fulfilling their duties.
- The panel should first approach the Executive Officer for any additional documents or information.
- The Chairman of the Governance Panel may attend any meeting of BAP Council should circumstances arise which, in the view of members of the Panel, make this essential to enable them to fulfil their duties.
* With the exception that the Chairman of the founder members of the panel shall retire after two years of membership
Terms of reference approved by BAP Council: October 2005
Professor Malcolm Lader - Chair 2005-2007
Professor Sue Iversen - Chair 2007-2010
Professor Barry Everitt - Member 2005-2008
Professor Bill Deakin - Member 2007-2010
Charles Marsden - Chair 2010-2013
Clare Stanford - Member 2010-2013
Guy Goodwin - Member 2010-2013
Read the BAP Governance Panel Report 2011-2012 [pdf document]