Call for Board Nominations

A number of our current Board members’ terms of office will be ending soon, or up for renewal. If you know of someone who has the skills, experience and commitment to lead the CHS Alliance Board, then do consider nominating them!

The deadline to submit nominations is 31 January 2021 (midday GMT). To find out more and download the necessary form, click here.

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)

Dorothea Hilhorst (independent)

Dorothea Hilhorst (independent)

Professor of Humanitarian Aid and Reconstruction, Erasmus University, The Hague

Matthew Carter

Matthew Carter

Humanitarian Director, CAFOD/Caritas

Jacqueline Koster

Jacqueline Koster

Deputy Director, Disaster Response & Preparedness, World Renew

Mohamed Zahid Almasri (independent)

Mohamed Zahid Almasri (independent)

Director of International Coordination and Missions, Physicians Across Continents

Anne Cathrine Seland

Anne Cathrine Seland

Country Director - Mali, Norwegian Church Aid

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)

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.

The last GA of the CHS Alliance was held on 20-21 November 2019 in Bangkok.

Board Elections 2019

The election for our governing Board took place online just prior to the CHS Alliance General Assembly, held in Bangkok in November 2019.

The new Board was announced at the meeting on the 20 November. The current full list of Board members is above

Annual Report 2019