International Board

International Board

The role of the International Board of Trustees is to supervise the formulation of VSO policy and strategy and to monitor organisational performance. 

The International Board (IB) consists of 12 trustees, each of whom is appointed for a period of up to three years.

Because of their role within VSO International, the International Board members are independent of the individual federation members, all of whom are instead represented on the Federation Council.

The International Board typically meets three times a year. For further information on the roles and responsibilities of the International Board of Trustees, of any of the IB sub-committees, or to contact any of our trustees with respect to their involvement with VSO, please contact the VSO company secretary.

The current members of the International Board of Trustees are:

  • Mari Simonen – Chair of the Board of Trustees
    Deputy Executive Director, UN Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • Sam Younger – Vice Chair
  • John Bason – Honorary Treasurer
    Finance Director, Associated British Foods plc (UK)
  • Tom Carver
    Director of Communications and Strategy, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (US)
  • Rasheda Choudhury
    Executive Director, Campaign for Popular Education (Bangladesh)
  • Pamela Culpepper
    Senior Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion, PepsiCo (US)
  • Dr Noerine Kaleeba
    Patron and founder, TASO Uganda and Vice Chair, Uganda National Health Research Organisation
  • Stephen Pidgeon
    Fundraising consultant (UK)
  • Anjali Sen
    Regional Director for South Asia, International Planned Parenthood Federation (India)
  • Wayan Vota
    Senior Mobile Advisor, TechLab at FHI 360 
    Co-Founder at Kurante 
    Founder and Organizer at Technology Salon