In addition to exercising the powers conferred upon him or her under these Regulations and Rules, the Chair shall have the following powers:
a)During the Board session, the Chair shall inter alia:
(i) Declare the opening and closing of the session;
(ii) Direct the discussion;
(iii) Whenever necessary, take such steps as may be required to facilitate reaching consensus among Board Members, especially on important or controversial issues;
(iv) Ensure the observance of the Pension Fund Regulations and Rules;
(v) Accord the right to speak, rule on points of order, put questions to the vote;
(vi) Announce decisions of the Board.
b) In between Board sessions, in coordination with the members of the Bureau, the Chair shall inter alia:
(i) Present the report of the Board to the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions and the Fifth Committee;
(ii) Liaise with the Chairs of the committees and the working groups of the Board regarding the status of their work programmes;
(iii) Liaise and consult regularly with the Secretary of the Board on issues of an administrative and organizational nature for the preparation and conduct of Board sessions;
(iv) Liaise with the Chief Executive of Pension Administration;
(v) Keep the Board members informed of their activities and any developments.