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Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is SRG's most senior management body. It is in overall charge of the business and bears responsibility towards the charter authority for achieving the output and service targets set down in law and in the charter. With the exception of its non-delegable and inalienable powers and the other decision-making authority that it alone holds, under the terms of Art. 716 a and b of the Swiss Code of Obligations (Obligationenrecht, OR) and the Enterprise's statutes, it has delegated management of the Enterprise's business, and the overall management of services as per the Organisational Regulations of 16 December 2009, to the Director General. The Organisational Regulations were amended on 16 December 2010 to reflect the new structure at General Management level.
The SRG SSR Board of Directors comprises nine members:
- The four Chairmen of the regional companies are Board members ex officio.
- The Delegates' Meeting elects the Chairman of the Board and two further members.
- Two members are appointed by the Federal Council.
The nine members of the Board of Directors also participate in the Delegates' Meeting. The Board of Directors constitutes itself. It elects one or two deputy chairmen/women and appoints an Audit Committee, a Compensation Committee, a Nominations Committee, an Investment Committee and a Swissinfo Committee. The Board of Directors also nominates a Central Secretary, who is not a member of the Board. Internal Audit supports the Board of Directors and Audit Committee in fulfilling their supervisory and controlling obligations. Board meetings are generally also attended by the Director General.
The present term of the Board of Directors ends in 2015.
The interplay between the Board of Directors and the Regional Boards
The regional Boards are responsible for drawing up programming strategies within the framework set by the Board of Directors. The regional Boards then allocate the programme funding (cost framework) granted to them by the Board of Directors to their various programming strands or areas. They also make proposals to the Board of Directors on the following programming-related items of business:
- Appointment of the Directors of the Enterprise Units
- Appointment of managers at the second management level who have programming responsibility
- Changes to regional studio locations
- Changes to the regional breakdown within Enterprise Units
- Changes to second-level management with programming responsibility within the Enterprise Units.
If the Board of Directors does not approve such proposals, it will generally refer them back to the regional Board with certain provisos. If the programming concepts of the regional Boards and the associated allocation of funding differ from the vision of the Board of Directors, the latter has the final word. The regional Boards can also make proposals to the Board of Directors in connection with the quality and public service element of the Enterprise Units' output.
left to right: Raymond Loretan, Viktor Baumeler, Lucy Küng, Regula Fecker, Jean-François Roth, Luigi Pedrazzini, Oscar Knapp, Hans Lauri, Ulrich Gygi, Willi Burkhalter
Raymond Loretan, Chairman
Viktor Baumeler, Deputy Chairman
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