Officer Code of Conduct: Conflicts of interest

Conflicts of interest

Officers have a responsibility to declare actual or potential conflicts of interest whenever these arise during a KCGS meeting. These declaration will be recorded in the minutes.

The Chair will rule on whether or not it is appropriate for an Officer who has declared a conflict of interest to take part in any discussion or vote on the matter.

Whenever a conflict of interest arises outside a KCGS meeting, the conflicted Officer has a responsibility to consult with the President (or another disinterested Officer), who will determine the appropriate course of action. Such incidents will be declared at the next KCGS meeting and recorded in the minutes.

Officers should note that what matters is not whether a conflict of interest actually exists, but whether a reasonable third party might think the Officer's judgement affected: if in doubt, Officers should assume a conflict.


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