Currently the NEC and the Board are two separate bodies and they have different areas of responsibility. The NEC looks after day-to-day operations while the Board has a responsibility for the longer term health of the Party as an organisation.
While we regularly have problems keeping 12 Governors, we have bigger problems keeping active NEC members.
Is this the best way to work? While those two duties do still need to be carried out is there a better way to resolve the work load?
Perhaps Governors should be de-facto additional voting members of the NEC? Would this encourage greater Governor involvement in the work the NEC does, providing support to those elected to the named NEC roles (Leader, Deputy Leader, Treasurer, Nominations Officer, Campaigns Officer, and Secretary)?
Should Governors be required to shadow and then if needed step in and fill empty NEC roles? This may provide the needed support to attract NEC officers and keep them in the role.
What other ideas are there for optimising the Party to make it more effective?