How they work


The Director General leads the foundation, with the co-operation of the Executive Director whom leads the General Council. Each region has local goverance administered by a board of trustees or selected members.

Director General

The Director General is head of the Foundation. They are ultimately responsible for all policy and decisions. They:

  • oversee the operation of foundation service, agencies and public corporations
  • appoints trustees and members of the Foundation on the advise of the Protector
  • are the principal figure of Terrible Foundation
  • are able to create new departments or public corporations of Terrible Foundation
  • veto decisions, policies or actions undertaken by Terrible Foundation departments

You can learn more about his office here, the Director General's Office.

Trustee's Office (TO)

Terrible's trustees are ultimately responsible for holding the Director General to account. They:

  • oversee the Department of Works
  • reviewing policies presented by the Director or any other officer
  • approve grants and request from Grants & Outgo Office
  • hold the Grants & Outgo Office to account
  • (ensure Departments) implement by-laws or policies changes from the General Council

General Council (GC)

The General Council is made up of the senior members of Terrible Foundation. Every week during term, the General Council meet to discuss the most important issues facing the foundation.

How Terrible is run

Departments of Terrible
departments are headed by senior members of the foundation. They usually play a significant role in deciding policies and by-laws of the Foundation.

These are generally apart of a Terrible department and provide the Foundation's services rather than decide policy. Which is done by the department that oversees them.

Public Corporations
Public Corporations comprise a principle source of revenue into the foundation. Trading assets of Terrible Foundation are only considered public corporations when Terrible Foundation is the sole beneficial stakeholder.

They're referred to as public corporations due to how the profits are distributed.

By-Laws, and policy

By-laws, and policies go through several stages before they are passed and enacted. The Director General's Office and General Council work together to make them.

They include:

Policy Papers,
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Policy Papers (also known as White Papers) outline proposals for new by-laws or changes to existing ones. Once agreed by the DGO & GC, they have to be approved by The protector before becoming a by-law.

Secondary Instruments,
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These are policies which have been approved by the, Trustees, Director General. The relevant department is responsible for putting the policy into practice.

Secondary Instruments may only be used within the limitations of their parent policy paper; they may also be overturned

Protector Instruments (PI)
Theses are polices proposed by the protector, when no objection is raised within the notice period The Director General's Office is responsible for putting the policy into practice.

Executive Orders
These are by-laws presented and enacted by the executive (commonly the DGO) which do not require approval but may be overturn by the Governors or Trustees within 90 days of implementation, by a two thirds majority; or single vote from the Protector.

To view current by-laws, policies, Instruments, and orders visit Terrible Foundation's PIO Archive.