Board Elections – 22-26 March 2021

Many thanks to our members who have voted for the Board elections.

We are glad to share with you the names of the successful candidates:

  • Allan Calma, Global Humanitarian Coordinator, LWF
  • Matthew Carter, Humanitarian Director, CAFOD/Caritas
  • Shama Mall, Deputy Regional Director – Programs  & Organizational Development, CWS
  • Hana Abul Husn, Global Planning Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, War Child Holland
  • Susan Otieno, Executive Director, ActionAid International Kenya
  • Aimee Wielechowski, Head of HR Partnering and Development, Danish Refugee Council
  • Michael Barnett, University Professor, George Washington University (Independent)
  • Meg Sattler, Director, Ground Truth Solutions (Independent)

Robert Sweatman has also been extended in his role of interim Chair for a maximum period up to 31 December 2021.

The Governing Board

Please find below the current composition of the Board. Each individual Board member’s term of office will last three years, renewable once. The Board is supported by three Standing Committees: i) Membership and Nominations Committee; ii) Finance, Risk and Audit Committee; and, iii) Complaints Committee. Find below the minutes of previous Board Meetings.

Robert Sweatman (interim Chair)

Robert Sweatman (interim Chair)

British Red Cross, Director of Performance and Accountability

Shama Mall (Vice-Chair)

Shama Mall (Vice-Chair)

Deputy Regional Director, Programs & Organizational Development, Community World Service Asia (CWSA)

John E. Beverley (Treasurer, independent)

John E. Beverley (Treasurer, independent)

Coleen Heemskerk

Coleen Heemskerk

International Director of Strategic Planning, Act Church of Sweden

Rehema Kajungu

Rehema Kajungu

Deputy Country Director, TPO Uganda​

Allan Calma

Allan Calma

Global Humanitarian Coordinator, The Lutheran World Federation (LWF)

Yegana Guliyeva (independent)

Yegana Guliyeva (independent)

Cofounder & Former Institutional Development Adviser, Agra Information Centre (AIM-Azerbaijan)

Matthew Carter

Matthew Carter

Humanitarian Director, CAFOD/Caritas

Jacqueline Koster

Jacqueline Koster

Deputy Director, Disaster Response & Preparedness, World Renew

Hana Abul Husn

Hana Abul Husn

Global Planning Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, War Child Holland

Susan Otieno

Susan Otieno

Executive Director, ActionAid International Kenya

Aimee Wielechowski

Aimee Wielechowski

Head of HR Partnering and Development, Danish Refugee Council

Mohamed Zahid Almasri (independent)

Mohamed Zahid Almasri (independent)

Director of International Coordination and Missions, Physicians Across Continents

Marina Skuric Prodanovic

Marina Skuric Prodanovic

Chief, System-wide Approaches and Practices Section, Coordination Division, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

Michael Barnett (independent)

Michael Barnett (independent)

University Professor, George Washington University

Meg Sattler (independent)

Meg Sattler (independent)

Director, Ground Truth Solutions

Secretariat

The CHS Alliance Secretariat facilitates and promotes cooperation and coordination between the members. The Secretariat is managed by the Executive Director who is appointed by the Governing Board.


The General Assembly

The General Assembly (GA) of members is the Alliance’s supreme authority. The quorum for the General Assembly is 40 percent of the voting membership of the CHS Alliance. In between assemblies, the Governing Board is authorised to carry out all acts that further the purposes of the Alliance. Find below the minutes of previous General Assemblies.