Participation in the deliberations of the CGIAR System Management Board is determined in accordance with the provisions of the Charter of the CGIAR System Organization, the legal instrument governing the CGIAR System Organization.
The Board is comprised of 9 voting and 1 non-voting ex-officio member, and its deliberations are informed by the participation of 5 non-voting Active Observers, comprised of representatives of the System Council and its primary advisory bodies, and one CGIAR research program leader from the CGIAR Portfolio. All Board participants must act in good faith in the interests of the CGIAR System as a whole.
Voting Board members are appointed by the General Assembly of the Centers in accordance with the Charter and the rules of procedure of the General Assembly. Whenever possible, the Chair of the Board should be drawn from amongst the independent voting members. In accordance with the Charter, it is the responsibility of the General Assembly to ensure that the Board includes at all times at least one expert in organizational management and one expert in financial management.
Effective from 1 January 2018, participation in the Board is as follows:
|Until 31 August 2019|
|Kanayo F. Nwanze||Independent Member||Until 31 August 2019|
|Ann Tutwiler||Center Director General||Until 31 August 2018|
|Barbara Wells||Center Director General||Until 31 August 2019|
|Geoff Hawtin||Center Board Member||Until 31 August 2019|
|Gordon MacNeil||Center Board Member||Until 31 August 2018|
|Jimmy Smith||Center Director General||Until 31 August 2018|
|Margret Thalwitz||Center Board Member||Until 31 August 2018|
|Martin Kropff||Center Director General||Until 31 August 2018|
|Executive Director, CGIAR System Organization||Until successor appointed|
|Research program leader from the CGIAR Portfolio||Vincent Gitz||Until 31 December 2018|
|System Council Voting Members||Eric Witte|
|Until 30 June 2019|
|CGIAR Independent Evaluation Arrangement (IEA)||Rachel Sauvinet-Bedouin||Until successor appointed|
|CGIAR Independent Science & Partnership Council (ISPC)||Maggie Gill||Until successor appointed|
The Chair of the Board’s Audit and Risk Committee, if that person is not otherwise a member of the Board, and the trustee of the CGIAR Trust Fund may be invited to attend Board meetings as may be required from time to time.