National Governance Professionals' Special Interest Group

AoC's National Governance Professionals' Special Interest Group (NGP) is a voluntary association of clerks of boards of corporations that operates in accordance with its Terms of Reference. 

Its mission is "to promote excellence in governance by providing a mutual support network for clerks, representing the views of clerks, and providing a communications channel to and from clerks and other groups and individuals who are in a position to influence college governance".

The NGP operates through nine committees, corresponding to AoC’s regions. At meetings of the regional committees governance professionals are invited both to express their views on issues of governance and to receive guidance on key issues.

The NGP usually meets four times a year. It is the conduit for information to and from the regions and is responsible for promoting the voice of governance professionals in the sector and ensuring they are properly informed on all key governance issues. Its members are elected to represent each regional committee and there are also co-opted members.

The minutes of meetings are published.

The NGP works closely with both AoC and the Governors’ Council. There is a Memorandum of Understanding between AoC and the NGP. The NGP has a co-opted member on the Governors’ Council.

If you would like further information about NGP, please email AoC’s Governance Team or call 020 7034 9900.