National Tourism Development Authority Act 2003

Membership of Authority.

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14.—(1) The Authority shall consist of the following members that is to say—

( a) a chairperson, and

( b) 12 ordinary members.

(2) The members of the Authority shall be appointed by the Minister from among persons who in the opinion of the Minister have experience of, and expertise in relation to, matters connected with the functions of the Authority.

(3) Subject to subsection (5), the chairperson of the Authority shall hold office for such period not exceeding 5 years from the date of his or her appointment, as the Minister shall determine.

(4) Subject to subsection (5), an ordinary member of the Authority shall hold office for such period not exceeding 5 years from the date of his or her appointment, as the Minister shall determine.

(5) Of the members of the Authority first constituted under this section—

( a) such 4 members of the Authority as shall at a meeting held for the purposes of this subsection be selected—

(i) by unanimous agreement of the members of the Authority attending that meeting, or

(ii) where no such agreement can for whatever reason be reached, by the drawing of lots by the members of the Authority so attending,

shall hold office for a period of 3 years,

( b) such 4 members as shall at that meeting be selected in the manner specified in paragraph (a), shall hold office for a period of 4 years, and

( c) such 5 members as shall at that meeting be selected in the manner specified in paragraph (a), shall hold office for a period of 5 years.

(6) Subject to subsection (7), a member of the Authority whose term of office expires by the effluxion of time shall be eligible for reappointment to the Authority.

(7) A member of the Authority who has served 2 terms of office shall not be eligible for reappointment to the Authority, and any period during which a person serves as a member of the Authority pursuant to an appointment under section 16 shall be deemed for the purposes of this subsection to be a term of office.

(8) The Minister shall, insofar as is practicable, endeavour to ensure that among the members of the Authority there is an equit able balance between men and women.