The OBC’s governance work is supported by The Secretariat (see Fig. 2,
10) consisting of two secretaries, one organisational and one administrative, who assist the work of the Board of Stewards and its committees. The Secretariat
processes membership applications to the OBC;
prepares annual reports and financial audits with the OBC Management Team;
organises elections and votes; and
organises Annual General Assembly of Custodians, Board of Stewards meetings, and Committee meetings, and drafts agendas for such meetings (according to UK Companies House and Charity Commission guidelines).