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Act 33, 2008 (XXXIII) – Act anent Membership of Board of Trustees. 21st May 2008.

1. The General Assembly appoint the Principal Clerk of Assembly as a member ex officio of the Board of Trustees.

2. The General Assembly amend Act XXIII, 2007 by removing from section 1 (in relation to “Membership”) the sentence “Each Presbytery shall have at least one representative on the Board” and replacing it with “Board members shall be appointed in order that at least one Board member comes from within the bounds of each Presbytery in Scotland. If a Board member should move outside the bounds of the Presbytery from which he was appointed as a representative, he shall continue to serve on the Board, and its sub-committees where relevant, for the remainder of his term of office. On the occasion of subsequent vacancies in Board membership, the Nominations Committee shall act to adjust the Presbyterial balance.”

3. The General Assembly amend Act XXIII, 2007, by replacing section 2.5 with the following, “The termination of appointment of any member of the Board of Trustees or its Sub-Committees by death, resignation, or discipline, shall be reported as soon as possible after the event to the Nominations Committee by the Board of Trustees. Upon notification the Nominations Committee shall proceed to appoint a replacement who shall serve until the ensuing General Assembly at which the Committee shall report on the same.

4. The General Assembly further amend Act XXIII, 2007, by adding to the final sentences in the sections on Membership in paragraphs 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3 the words “for a period of four years.” They instruct the Nominations Committee to make arrangements to ensure that initial appointments provide for a phased programme of retirement from service.