Governing body


Governing body

Governing body may refer to:

;Education
*The governing body of a school in England, Northern Ireland or Wales, comprised of school governors
*Board of education, the governing body of a school or higher administrative level
*University Court, the governing body of a university in Scotland

;Religion
* The Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses
*Governing Body Commission of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness
*Governing Bodies of the Conference of European Churches

;Others
*Sport governing body, a regulating authority for sports
*Board of governors, the governing body of a public institution
*Board of directors, the governing body of a company


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