Interim AA1000 board to be appointed for one yearMay 2011
An open invitation has been issued to ‘interested stakeholders’ who might want to serve on an Interim Standards Board for the AA1000 series of standards.
The new seven-member board will serve for a period of one year and will have a mandate to establish a permanent board by May 2012. The Interim Standards Board replaces the Voluntary Standards Board whose nine members resigned en masse earlier this year in protest at what they saw as threats to the independence of the standards posed by AccountAbility, the UK-based body that established them (EP12, issue 9, p1).
AccountAbility said the decision to move ahead with an interim board was reached after ‘a series of discussions with AA1000 stakeholders over the past several weeks’.
Roger Adams, director of special assignments for ACCA, the UK Association of Certified Chartered Accountants, will serve as independent chair of a committee that will oversee the nomination process.
The interim board will provide oversight and guidance on the strategy and development of the AA1000 series of standards, while AccountAbility will continue to act as the secretariat and steward of AA1000 and have responsibility for financial and business matters.
The nominations process has been open for one month, and the closing date has been set for 6 May.
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