I no longer have time to get involved in the SRCF. Additionally, alumni of my degree of antiquity simply shouldn't be involved, for reasons which ought to be obvious to anyone without a chiark account.
On a recent trip to Spain I considered what I had left undone at the SRCF, and resolved to write it all down, with the benefit of hindsight and experience, for the benefit of anyone in the SRCF who thought it might be a good idea, rather than attempt to get it implemented via my contacts with people still formally involved in running the show. As it happens, I recently received an email from the current Chairman asking my opinion (amongst those of others) on one of the matters dealt with below. This prompted me to move these files from the private part of my website to somewhere they can be easily found and seen by all.
What follows is a small set of uncompleted short articles about improving the SRCF. They're too interdependent to present in any sensible order, for which I apologise. At any rate, it's therefore best to read them all. Sorry.
- Further automation, procedures
- Dealing with bit rot
- Memberhip Administration
- New procedures
- Service Definition
- Appointment term limits, draft constitutional amendment text
The Nathan Dimmocks and Robert Beatties of this world (that's a compliment, by the way) will probably also find the following links interesting:
- CBR paper on Governance of Mutuality
- The Shareholder as Ulysses: Some Empirical Evidence on Why Investors in Public Corporations Tolerate Board Governance