Corporate Governance Framework
The governance of EBMA takes place within a framework which exists to regulate and guide the conduct of Board members, and to facilitate effective, entrepreneurial and prudent management that can deliver the long-term success of the company. It is based on the underlying principles of good governance: leadership, accountability, effectiveness, transparency, probity and focus on the sustainable success of the company over the longer term.
The Board is responsible for the matters reserved and oversight of EBMA functions. The Board evaluates the fitness for purpose of the governance framework at appropriate intervals. Members of the Board uphold and monitor compliance within their area of responsibility, and ensure that the company workforce receives adequate training and instruction to keep them up-to-date with relevant legislative and regulatory requirements.
The Board has established a following Committee:-
Qualifications and Examinations Committee
This Committee is responsible for dealing with Stage 1 appeals against decisions relating to access arrangements or special consideration; Stage 2 appeals against decisions relating to assessment results; Identification of required standards for EBMA qualifications and to suggest appropriate changes if necessary; Review and Audit of new qualification development proposal; Review of new unit specification and assessment strategies.
The Board may establish on time basis Panels, to deal with appeals made against EBMA decisions, such as:
1. Independent Appeals Panel:
To deal with appeals made against EBMA decisions relating to assessment results, reasonable adjustment and special needs.
2. Independent Regulations Panel.
To deal with appeals against decisions relating to the action against a candidate or a centre, following investigation into malpractice or maladministration.