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EAPCI Executive Board roles and responsibilities


 

Discover the EAPCI Board and committees for term May 2016 - May 2018

EAPCI President

The President is responsible for executing the decisions of the Board and ensuring the smooth running of the EAPCI which he/she shall represent before a court of law and in all administrative procedures with the exception of any specific delegation.
The role of the President of the EAPCI includes but is not necessarily limited to the following:

Responsibilities

  • Interact openly and transparently with the ESC Board
  • Be a member of a National Cardiac Society or belong to one of the Constituent Bodies of the ESC, and be a Fellow of the ESC or/and EAPCI.
  • Be a full ex-officio voting member of the ESC Board and as such, act as representative of the ESC Board
  • Be the Chairperson of the EAPCI Board and Executive Committee and EAPCI Ordinary and Extraordinary General Assemblies.
  • Assume responsibility for establishing that high ethical standards are adhered to by all who are engaged in the EAPCI business and affairs
  • Act in the name and on behalf of the EAPCI Board and the ESC, and in particular: Carrying out the decisions of the ESC Board and responsibility for the proper conduct of the EAPCI business
  • Representing the EAPCI with respect to all civil matters and holding full authority to commit the EAPCI without prejudice for the powers expressly held by the Board
  • Finalising the agenda for the EAPCI Board and Executive Board meetings and General Assemblies

The President may delegate part of his authority and signature. The President is a member of any  meeting of the EAPCI by right.

EAPCI President-Elect

The President-Elect automatically assumes the office as President of the EAPCI after two years and acts on behalf the President when needed.
The role of the President-Elect of the EAPCI includes but is not necessarily limited to the following:

Responsibilities

  • Interact openly and transparently with the ESC Board
  • Act as representative or spokesperson of the EAPCI 
  • Ascertain in partnership with the EAPCI President that the Board focuses on strategic planning and policy development
  • Perform the duties of the EAPC President in absence or incapacity including completing the Presidential term in the event of a vacancy
  • Manage assignments given by the President or the EAPCI Board
  • Make recommendations on work processes and volunteers’ assignments
  • Ascertain, together with the EAPCI Executive Board, continuity in EAPCI  leadership
  • Before taking office as President, consider and prepare Board appointed Committees for the coming two years including renewal of Chairpersons and members as needed.

EAPCI Past-President

The immediate Past Presidency automatically follows a two-year term as President without further voting. The Past-President serves during two years and is thereafter not subject to re-election to a new Board position at the end of his/her mandate.
The role of the immediate Past President of the EAPCI includes but is not necessarily limited to the following:

Responsibilities

  • Act as representative or spokesperson of the EAPCI
  • Provide insights on the EAPCI history and  guidance to the EAPCI President and Board
  • Act as Chairperson of the new Nominating Committee for the EAPCI
  • Assume responsibility for establishing that high ethical standards are adhered to by all who are engaged in the EAPCI business and affairs
  • Ascertain in partnership with the President that the EAPCI Board focuses on strategic planning and policy development
  • Manage assignments given by the President or the EAPCI Board and ensure continuity in the activities of the EAPCI.

EAPCI Secretary

The Secretary of the EAPCI is elected by the EAPCI voting members for a maximum period of two years. Candidatures are reviewed by the Nominating Committees with final candidates selected based on national and international standing and previous experience serving in National Societies and the EAPCI.

Responsibilities

  • Act as representative or spokesperson of the EAPCI 
  • Ascertain in partnership with the sub-specialty Association President that the EAPCI Board focuses on strategic planning and policy development
  • Provide guidance to the EAPCI President and Board on statutory and organisational matters
  • Manage assignments given by the President or the EAPCI Board and ensure continuity in the activities of the EAPCI
  • Supervise and keep records of the EAPCI Board minutes, activities and membership in close cooperation with the European Heart House dedicated Staff
  • Make recommendations on work processes and volunteers’ assignments.

EAPCI Treasurer 

The Treasurer of the EAPCI is elected by the EAPCI voting members for a maximum period of two years. Candidatures are reviewed by the Nominating Committees with final candidates selected based on national and international standing and previous experience serving in National Societies and the EAPCI.

Responsibilities

  • Act as representative or spokesperson of the EAPCI 
  • Ascertain in partnership with the sub-specialty Association President that the EAPCI Board focuses on strategic planning and policy development
  • Supervise finances and provide guidance to the EAPCI President and Board especially long-term financial planning and management, unbudgeted expenses
  • Participate in fundraising activities and ensures full transparency of all transactions and compliance with current regulations 
  • Cooperate with the ESC Chief Executive Officer, Chief Finance Officer, Specialty Centre Director and Association Head of Department (HOD) in preparing 3-year business plans, reviewing budgetary and financial issues of the EAPCI
  • Report on financial matters to the EAPCI General Assembly.