The HIE Board has overall responsibility for ensuring that HIE fulfils its statutory duties and the aims and objectives set out by the Scottish Government. For more details take a look at the Scottish Government Economic Strategy published in November 2011. The Board has specific responsibility for approving HIE's three year operating plan, and ensuring that the Scottish Government has thorough arrangements for appraising, monitoring and evaluating these targets.
HIE Board members adhere to the HIE Code of Conduct which sets out expectations of those who serve on the board and the way in which they should conduct themselves in undertaking their duties for HIE. The Ethical Standards in Public Life (Scotland) Act 2000 established the Standards Commission for Scotland to oversee these arrangements and provide guidance for all Scottish public bodies.
The HIE Board has two committees, the Remuneration Committee and the Risk and Assurance Committee (formerly the Audit Committee). Minutes of the Board and the Risk and Assurance Committee are available to download here.