The Board of Directors of the SLCSI
The SLCSI is governed by a Board comprising a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 9 directors. The composition of the Board includes a President, Vice President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, the Executive Director of the SLCSI, a representative of the Ministry of Commerce, and other directors representing Member Associations of the SLCSI.
Directors are elected every two (2) years at the Annual General Meeting of the SLCSI from duly appointed representatives of Association Members. Directors must retire every two (2) years but shall be eligible for re-election. Officers shall not hold office for a period of more than four (4) years. Where a vacancy occurs, the Board may by majority vote, appoint an Association Member of the SLCSI to fill the vacancy. A director appointed in this manner, holds office for the unexpired term of his or her predecessor.
A director of the SLCSI shall be a duly appointed representative of an Association Member, shall be over 18 years of age and shall not have been declared bankrupt.
The Board of Directors of the SLCSI holds at least 6 regular meetings annually. Three (3) directors, one of which shall be the President or Vice President, shall form a quorum at meetings of the Board. Decisions of the meeting shall be determined, based on a majority vote of all directors present and voting. Where the voting of directors is equal, the Chairman of the meeting shall have a second or casting vote. The Board of Directors is responsible for the affairs and general management of the property and business of the SLCSI. This includes overseeing the strategic direction of the SLCSI in fulfilling its mandate as the umbrella organization for service industries in Saint Lucia.