The role of the International Board of Trustees is to supervise the formulation of 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)
Sir Andrew Cubie
Consultant, Fyfe Ireland WS (UK)
Regional Director for South Asia, International Planned Parenthood Federation (India)
- John Bason – Honorary Treasurer
Finance Director, Associated British Foods plc (UK)
Fundraising consultant (UK)
Senior Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion, PepsiCo (US)
Executive Director, Campaign for Popular Education (Bangladesh)
Director of Communications and Strategy, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (US)
Senior Director, Development Gateway (US)