12. Deputies of members
(1) The Governor may, in respect of each member of the Board, appoint a person representative of the like interests to be the deputy of that member and any reference in this Act to a member shall be construed as including a reference to a deputy acting in the office of that member.
(2) The deputy of a member is entitled to attend any meeting of the Board in the event of the absence of that member, and when so attending shall be deemed to be a member.
(3) If any member of the Board ceases to hold office before the expiration of the period of his appointment, the person who was at that time the deputy of that member is, until the office of member is filled by the appointment of another member, entitled to attend any meeting of the Board and when so attending shall be deemed to be a member.