Board Decisions

GF/B13/DP12


Approved by the Board on:
28 April 2006


Approval of Revised Board Operating Procedures and Bylaws (Executive Director clauses)

Decision Point 1:

The Board amends Article 8 of the Bylaws as follows:

Article 8. Secretariat

8.1 Composition

The Secretariat is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Foundation.

The Secretariat is headed by an Executive Director, who is selected by the Foundation Board based on merit, in a non-political, open and competitive manner. The Executive Director and acts as the chief executive officer of the Foundation and serves for a term of four years, renewable for not more than one additional term of three years.

The Executive Director is responsible to the Foundation Board for the day-today management of the Foundation, and for specific duties and responsibilities assigned to him or her by the Foundation Board.

Secretariat staff are selected by the Executive Director, under policies and procedures approved by the Foundation Board.

Decision Point 2:

The Board amends Section 17 of the Board Operating Procedures as follows:

17. Executive Director

The Executive Director shall attend all Board Meetings, and shall be responsible for the preparation and distribution of all materials required for the meeting, and for such other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Board or the Chair. The Executive Director shall be appointed by the Board for a term of four years, renewable for not more than one additional term of three years two year renewable term.