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)
Sam Younger– Vice Chair
John Bason – Honorary Treasurer
Finance Director, Associated British Foods plc (UK)
Director of Communications and Strategy, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (US)
Executive Director, Campaign for Popular Education (Bangladesh)
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
Fundraising consultant (UK)
Regional Director for South Asia, International Planned Parenthood Federation (India)
Senior Mobile Advisor, TechLab at FHI 360
Co-Founder at Kurante
Founder and Organizer at Technology Salon