Conflict of Interest (Greater London Hockey Association)


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GLHA -Constitution
Article 21 Conflicts of Interest and Protection of Directors and Officials



a) Conflicts of Interest: A Director or other Active Member shall declare that he/she has a conflict of interest wherever they or one of their family members is directly or indirectly involved in a matter before the committee/Board of which they are a member (e.g., when one of their children is a player involved in the situation under consideration). Once a conflict of interest has been declared, said Director or member shall withdraw from the meeting while discussion and voting take place on the matter in question.


b) Disclosure of Interests in Contracts: Every Director or other Active Member who is directly or indirectly interested in an existing contract or proposed contract with the Corporation shall declare his/her interest and absence himself/herself from decisions on the contract. A general notice given to the Board or relevant committee shall be a sufficient disclosure of interest. If a member has made a declaration of his/her interest in a proposed contract he/she is not accountable to the Corporation or to any of its members or creditors for any profit realized from the contract, and the contract is not avoidable by reason only of his/her holding office or of the fiduciary relationship established thereby.


d) Protection of Directors and Other Active Members: Every Director or Other Active Member of the Corporation and their heirs, executors, and administrators, who has undertaken a liability on behalf of the Corporation, shall at all times be indemnified and saved harmless by the Corporation from and against all costs, charges and expenses whatsoever which such member sustains or incurs in or about any action, suit or proceeding which is brought, commenced or prosecuted against him/her for or in respect of any act, deed, matter or thing whatsoever made, done or permitted by him/her in or about the execution of the duties for the Corporation, save and except willful acts, neglects or defaults. No Member of the Corporation shall be liable for the acts, neglects, or defaults of any other member, unless through his/her willful act, neglect, or default.

e) Responsibility for Acts: The Directors and other Active Members shall not be under any duty or responsibility in respect of any contract, act, or transaction whether or not made, done, or entered into in the name or on behalf of the Corporation, except such as shall have been submitted to and authorized or approved by the Board of Directors.