As a not for profit organisation we are committed to helping building strong kids, families and communities in an ethical and sustainable way.

Here, we provide an overview of the organisation’s governance, and associated practices and policies.

So far as they are applicable to YMCA, the Board has considered and included these principles in our governance arrangements.


The Board is committed to the highest standards of ethical behaviour and accountability. It operates under a Charter, the purpose of which is to promote high standards of governance and clarify of their own role and responsibilities.

Role of the Board and Management

The Board has responsibility for the affairs and activities of YMCA North. The Board recognises the importance of focusing on governance of the business and value growth, rather than management of the business. The Chief Executive is charged with the day-to-day running of the organisation, and provides the principal link between the Board and management, acting within authorities delegated by the Board.

Board Committees

Committees have been created to increase the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the Board. The Board has three standing Committees that operate under delegated authority and Charters approved by the Board:

  • the Audit & Risk Committee
  • the Finance Committee
  • the Remuneration Committee

Committee members are appointed by the Board. The Chair, by right of office is a member of each Committee.

Annual Report

YMCA North’s (formerly YMCA of Auckland) Annual Report details our financial information and explains our operations and the scope of our business. YMCA North is required to publish our Annual Report.