Executive members of the BCA are entrusted by the members that have selected them, with the responsibilities that ensure that the BCA carries out the mandate prescribed in the Constitution. The office of the Executive Committee of the BCA requires personal and professional conduct that meets the highest standards. The Executive Members have adopted the following Code of Conduct which is intended to provide guidance on ethical standards in connection with, or having a bearing on, their status and responsibilities in the BCA. The standards set out in this code also apply to co-opted Executive Committee Members and Advisors to the Executive Members, who perform their functions under the authority of the Executive Committee. However, in lieu of the procedures set forth below concerning the Ethics of the Executive Committee, Executive Committee will consider any allegations of misconduct by any of its members in their respective offices and will take such measures as is necessary and appropriate under the circumstances.
The purpose of the Code of Conduct is to guide and enhance the conduct and behaviour of the Executive Committee. The Code encourages and fosters a culture of integrity and responsibility with the focus of augmenting the Association’s reputation as a valued organisation and role player in the legal and property industry. The Code of Conduct underpins the way the Association wishes to operate and should be understood and abided by all concerned.
Code of Conduct will apply to the Executive Committee Members, co-opted Members and the general membership.
Executive Committee Members should observe the highest standards of ethical conduct. In the performance of their duties, they are expected to carry out the mandate of the BCA to the best of their ability and judgement, and to maintain the highest standards of integrity. In their conduct outside the workplace, they should also ensure that they observe local laws so as not to be perceived as abusing the privileges and immunities conferred on the Fund and the Executive Directors.
Executive Members should treat their colleagues and the staff with courtesy, respect and without harassment, physical or verbal abuse. The Executive Committee should exercise adequate control and supervision over matters for which they are individually responsible. The Executive Committee should ensure that BCA property and services are used by themselves and persons in their offices for official business only.
In line with the rules and guidelines of BCA, Executive Members have the responsibility to protect the security of any confidential information provided to, or generated by the BCA.
When making public statements or speaking to the media on BCA- related matters, Executive Members should make clear whether they are speaking in their own name or on behalf of the Executive Board.
In performing their duties, Executive Members will carry out their responsibilities to the exclusion of any personal advantage. Executive Members should avoid any situation involving a conflict, or the appearance of a conflict, between their personal interests and the performance of their official duties. If such conflict arises, Executive Members should promptly inform the Executive Committee and withdraw from participation in decision-making connected with the matter. If the conflict is potential rather than actual, Executive Members should seek the advice of the Committee on whether they should recuse themselves from the situation that is creating the conflict or the appearance of conflict.