The SAGE Ltd company was registered in November 2019 and a period of business transition is in place to ensure a smooth transition of governance, financial and operational activities. This transition will be completed by October 2020, at which time the SAGE Ltd Board of Directors and its Chief Executive Officer will be fully responsible for the SAGE Business.
The Board of Directors of SAGE Ltd is responsible for the corporate governance and strategic vision of the Company.
Establishing SAGE Ltd as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee with the Academy of Science and Academy of Technology and Engineering as the two founding company members (shareholders) was chosen so as to deliver an accreditation body that remains independent of the HER sector it accredits, but is underpinned by the reputations of the two founding Learned Academies.
Appointment of seven Non-Executive Directors of the SAGE Ltd Board will be made by the founding academies and will be skills-based. The Chair of the Board will be independent of the founding academies, while four Directors will be academies-nominated directors. The Chief Executive Officer is an ex officio Director. The SAGE Limited Board membership will be finalised and announced in August/September 2020.
SAGE will seek to engage external expertise and skills to inform key priorities. This will see even closer engagement with the SAGE community through specialist working groups on, for example, the SAGE data framework and data for benchmarking. Another area of focus will be on providing direct advisory support and training to SAGE subscribers.