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iHEA is guided by its official Bylaws. It is governed by the Board of Directors and managed by an appointed team. There are several Board committees that undertake specific functions or are constituted to address issues on an ad-hoc basis. While these committees include representatives from the Board of Directors, participation from other iHEA members is also increasingly being sought through open calls for expressions of interest.
The Executive Committee, which generally meets on a monthly basis, makes decisions and takes actions on behalf of the iHEA Board between Board meetings. There are explicit limits on the decision-making powers of the Executive Committee (e.g. it may not amend the Bylaws) and the minutes of these meetings are circulated shortly after each meeting to ensure that Executive Committee decisions have the support of all Board members.
Chair: Adam Wagstaff, World Bank (President)
The Finance Committee monitors iHEA income and expenditure through reviewing the report of the independent auditor. It also provides advice on financial management and monitors iHEA’s investments.
Chair: Audrey Laporte, University of Toronto (Treasurer)
The Ad-hoc Committee on Governance and Bylaws is critically reviewing the iHEA governance structure and the Bylaws to recommend changes to o ensure transparent, representative and effective governance of iHEA and its activities. In particular, it is considering ways of ensuring that the composition of the Board is appropriate for an international academic association to reflect geographic diversity and from a gender perspective.
Chair: Adam Wagstaff, World Bank
The iHEA 2020 strategic planning process identified ensuring the highest possible scientific quality of congresses as a priority. One initiative by the iHEA Board in this regard was to establish an ad-hoc committee on congress metrics. The role of this committee is to develop mechanisms to secure critical input from congress participants on the quality of specific sessions and the congress overall. In addition, it will identify indicators using other data sources, such as bibliometric data, to assess the scientific quality of congresses and changes in this over time.
Chair: Terkel Christiansen, University of Southern Denmark
The Nominating Committee oversees the entire selection and election process for Board Directors and President-Elect. It proactively identifies potential candidates, issues an open call for nominations, screens all nominees, compiles a final list of candidates, oversees campaigning and the election process, and reports on and ensures transparency in these processes. The committee will work intensively during the period of August to November in election years, beginning in 2017.