Board of governors

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For the 19th Century government bodies in Spain and South America, see Junta (Peninsular War)

A board of governors is the board of directors of a public entity or non-profit organization.

Many public institutions, such as public universities, are government-owned corporations. The British Broadcasting Corporation was managed by a board of governors, though this role has now been taken by the BBC Trust. In other cases, government services are provided by "independent establishments," which provide an environment mixing a corporation and a government agency (see public-private partnership). These, such as the United States Postal Service, are governed by a board of governors. The US Federal Reserve System is also partially governed by a board of governors.

Another is the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

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