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Can the Patron of an incorporated society hold an executive

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Can the Patron of an incorporated society hold an executive position within the society at the same time as being the Patron
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: New Zealand Law
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 1 year ago.
The statute which covers this, the Incorporated Societies Act, does not prohibit this. A ptron is not a statutory officer of a society, and is an honorary position. But if they want to become directly invloved at the executive level, there may be a small possibility of a conflict of interest. But that is not something which would disqualify them, as the patron role is not something which would conflict with the executive role in virtually all circumstances

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