In an organisation where the Directors are self appointed with no term of office, how can an executive committee as a body get the Directors to agree to restructuring the organisation. Executive Committee representatives are elected by the stakeholders (membership) for a fixed term (3 yrs). The Exec Committee are seen (on paper) to be responsible for the day to day running but are accountable to the Directors who are not elected, non representative of the stakeholders and have overruled some decisions made by the Exec. Comm.
A Finance Committee doesn't answer to anybody, are self appointed and have assumed management role.
There is a divide between both bodies with the Exec Committ keen to be in a position to sign up for the Governance Code but there is no transparency or accountability at Director level. Question finally... Basically if the Directors don't want to address the structure of the organisation, can anything be done about it?