(a) The board shall elect from its own number a chairman and vice chairman.
(b) The board shall appoint an executive director of the retirement systems. The executive director shall be the chief administrative officer of all the systems and he or she shall not be a member of the board. He or she shall perform such duties as are required of him or her in this article and as the board from time to time delegates to him or her. The compensation of the executive director shall be fixed by the board subject to the approval of the Governor. The executive director shall, with the approval of the board of trustees, employ any administrative, technical and clerical employees required in the proper operation of the systems.
(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of section two, article three of this chapter, the board shall employ and be represented by an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of West Virginia who is not an active member of any of the retirement systems administered by the board.
(d) An actuary, employed by the state or the board pursuant to section four of this article, shall be the actuarial consultant to the board.