What is the role of the NES board?

The board’s role is:

  • to set the strategic direction, define annual and longer-term objectives and agreed plans to achieve them;
  • to ensure that plans and performance are responsive to staff and stakeholder needs;
  • to oversee the delivery of planned results by monitoring performance against objectives;
  • to ensure effective financial stewardship;
  • to ensure high standards of governance and conduct throughout the NES organisation; and
  • to appoint, appraise and remunerate senior executives.