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The Bell College of Technology (Scotland) Order of Council 2001

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Period of office of governors

9.—(1) Any governor ex officio specified in article 5(1)(b) shall hold the office of such a governor for the duration of his tenure of the office by virtue of which he is such a governor.

(2) Subject to the exercise of powers by the Scottish Ministers in accordance with Article 5(2) the Board shall make rules for the duration of the terms of office of governors appointed under each of (i) article 5(1)(a), (ii) Article 5(1)(c) or (iii) co-opted under article 6, which rules may be revoked and replaced, or varied, by further rules made by the Board.

(3) Any governor appointed to the Board under article 5(1)(a) or (c) or co-opted to it under article 6 may be further appointed or co-opted to it on expiry of his term of office, if he is still eligible in accordance with this Order and his appointment is not precluded by paragraph (4).

(4) No governor other than an ex officio governor shall be appointed or co-opted to the Board where his term of office, if aggregated with any previous terms of office, would cause him to serve for more than 8 years as a governor.

(5) For the purposes of paragraph (4), a term of office shall include any term of office as a governor served after the coming into force of this Order, whether taken by appointment under article 5(1)(a) or (c) or co-option under article 6, or otherwise, but not any term of office served ex officio.

Provided that:

(a)no governor other than an ex officio governor shall be appointed or co-opted for a term of office of more than 4 years;

(b)no variation or revocation of rules for the duration of the terms of office of governors shall have effect so as to vary or terminate the period of office of any person who is a governor at the time when said variation or revocation takes effect.

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