Board Elections 2019

The Board elections will take place online just prior to the Alliance General Assembly from 11 to 18 November 2019.

The call for board nominations is now closed.

Candidates will be announced in shortly and voting instructions will be shared with our members ahead of the voting period – please keep an eye on this page!

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 or previous General Assemblies.

The next General Assembly will take place on 20-21 November after the Bangkok CHS Exchange. We encourage you to book for both events.

Bangkok CHS Exchange and General Assembly

Time Tuesday 19 November Wednesday 20 November Thursday 21 November
Morning Bangkok CHS Exchange Bangkok CHS Exchange General Assembly
Midday Lunch Lunch – all welcome Lunch
Afternoon Bangkok CHS Exchange General Assembly General Assembly
Evening Cocktail reception – all welcome

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.

Board members

  • Robert Tickner (Chair), Independent, Former Acting Under Secretary General, Partnerships – International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Former CEO, Australian Red Cross
  • Dr. Samah Bassas, Independent, CEO, Syria Relief Network
  • John E. Beverley, Retired
  • Allan Calma, Regional Program Coordinator, The Lutheran World Federation (LWF)
  • Matthew Carter, Humanitarian Director, CAFOD/Caritas
  • Rezaul Karim Chowdhury, COAST Trust, Executive Director
  • Osama Ezzo, Independent, Former volunteer Syrian Arab Red Crescent Society
  • Nick Guttmann, Head of Humanitarian Division, Christian Aid
  • Dorothea Hilhorst, Professor of Humanitarian Aid and Reconstruction, Erasmus University, The Hague, nominated by ZOA
  • Jacqueline Koster, World Renew, Regional Programme Manager, Central, East and Southern Africa
  • Shama Mall (Vice-Chair), Deputy Regional Director, Programs & Organizational Development, Community World Service Asia (CWSA)
  • Makena Mwobobia, Executive Director, ActionAid International Kenya
  • Marina Skuric Prodanovic, Chief, System-wide Approaches and Practices Section, Coordination Division, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Geneva
  • Anne Cathrine Seland, Country Director – Mali, Norwegian Church Aid
  • Robert Sweatman, British Red Cross, Head of Performance and Accountability
  • Martha Nemera Woyessa, Women Support Association (WSA), Executive Director

Board meetings scheduled for 2019:

  • 18-19 September


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.

Annual Report 2018