The Management Team is the executive body of the Foundation. It is formed by a member of each of the Working Groups.
The Management Team sits between the Board (policy and direction) and the working groups (action and implementation) and provides
- Board support
- Inter working group coordination, ("Help not Hinder")
- A forum to make sure things get done
It's task are amongst others:
Regular feedback from/to the working groups
Hearing progress/activity reports from working groups. Recommendations/steering may be fed back to the working groups. This applies particularly to the more active working groups. Some less active working groups may choose not represent themselves at every meeting.
Scoping of working groups
Changes to scope and responsibilities of existing working groups may be discussed in the management meeting, although this is largely a choice made by the working groups themselves. The management team should look out for issues which are falling between the gaps, discuss ideas for formation of new working groups, and facilitate their formation.
Review budgets and financials
Implementing the budget which has been laid out by the board, with decisions around day-to-day activities of the foundation. Any activities (within or beyond the scope of working groups) which involve spending/budgeting decisions should be discussed.
To support the board, and to report back and forth to the board on matters concerning the above, the Chair attends board meetings at the board's invitation and is CC'd on board email. Since the Chair is acting here as a 'Servant of the board', the Chair maintains complete confidentiality except to report explicit board requests and position back to the Management Team.