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 4 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.
Active Observers have the right to participate in deliberations of the System Management Board and to propose agenda items and make presentations for such deliberations. Active Observers do not have the right to vote.
Participation in the Board is as follows:
Download: System Management Board Composition
|Until 30 November 2021|
|Isatou Jallow||Independent Member||Until 30 November 2020|
|Kanayo F. Nwanze||Independent Member||Until 30 November 2021|
|Amos Namanga Ngongi||Center-affiliated Member||Until 31 August 2020|
|Barbara Wells||Center-affiliated Member||Until 31 August 2021|
|Claudia Sadoff||Center-affiliated Member||Until 31 August 2020|
|Hilary Wild||Center-affiliated Member||Until 31 August 2021|
|Matthew Morell||Center-affiliated Member||Until 31 August 2021|
|Yvonne Pinto||Center-affiliated Member||Until 31 August 2020|
|Executive Director, CGIAR System Organization||Until successor appointed|
|Research program leader from the CGIAR Portfolio||Michael Phillips||Until 31 December 2020|
|System Council Voting Members||Stephen Potter
Wijnand van IJssel
|Until 24 March 2021|
|CGIAR Independent Science for Development Council (ISDC)||Holger Meinke||Until 20 September 2022|
The Chair of the Board’s Audit and Risk Committee, if that person is not otherwise a member of the Board, the Chair of the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment, the Head of the Advisory Services Shared Secretariat and the trustee of the CGIAR Trust Fund may be invited to attend Board meetings as may be required from time to time.
The Chair of the System Management Board has extended a standing invitation to the Convener of Chairs of the Board of Trustees and the Convener of the Directors General of the CGIAR Centers to attend formal System Management Board meetings.