Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees (BoT) plays a crucial role in the governance of GCRI, ensuring that the organization operates with integrity, transparency, and strategic focus. By providing oversight and guidance, the BoT helps GCRI achieve its mission of mitigating risks, building resilience, and fostering sustainable development on a global scale.


  • The Board of Trustees (BoT) is responsible for ensuring the long-term stability, integrity, and adherence to the mission and values of the GCRI.

  • It provides strategic guidance, oversight, and approval for the implementation of policies and initiatives decided by the General Assembly (GA).

  • The BoT oversees the financial health, operational performance, and overall governance of GCRI, ensuring that the organization remains aligned with its strategic goals and objectives.


  • Members: The BoT is composed of founders and a select group of distinguished experts, industry leaders, and representatives from various stakeholder groups within the GCRI.

  • Election: Trustees are elected by the General Assembly (GA) and serve fixed two years terms, providing a stable and experienced oversight body.

  • Diversity: Members are chosen to reflect regional representation with a wide range of expertise, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of risk management, innovation, policy, finance, and technology.

Key Information:

  • Regular Meetings: The BoT holds annual and quarterly meetings to review the progress of GCRI’s activities, discuss strategic initiatives, and make necessary decisions. Special meetings can be convened as needed to address urgent issues.

  • Decision-Making: The BoT operates through a collaborative and consensus-driven process. Decisions typically require a majority vote, with the BoT chair having the tie-breaking vote in cases of deadlock.

  • Reports: The BoT provides regular reports to the General Assembly (GA) on the organization’s performance, strategic initiatives, and financial health, ensuring transparency and accountability.

Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Oversight: Providing strategic direction and oversight for the implementation of GCRI’s mission, ensuring alignment with long-term goals.

  • Policy Approval: Approving major policies and strategic decisions made by the GA and ensuring their effective implementation.

  • Financial Management: Overseeing the financial management of GCRI, including approving annual budgets, financial reports, and major expenditures.

  • Performance Review: Monitoring and evaluating the performance of the CEO and other key executives, ensuring that operational activities support GCRI’s strategic goals.

  • Governance: Ensuring that GCRI adheres to the highest standards of governance, ethics, and transparency.

Relations with Other Governing Bodies:

  • General Assembly (GA): The BoT is accountable to the GA, ensuring that its actions and decisions are aligned with the strategic directives set by the GA.

  • Global Stewardship Board (GSB): The BoT works closely with the GSB to ensure that strategic initiatives and policies are effectively coordinated and implemented.

  • Regional Stewardship Boards (RSBs): The BoT considers input from RSBs to incorporate regional perspectives into global strategies and policies.

  • National Working Groups (NWGs): The BoT collaborates with NWGs to ensure that national priorities are reflected in GCRI’s strategic planning and implementation.

  • Specialized Leadership Board (SLB): The BoT interacts with the SLB to align technical and thematic initiatives with GCRI’s overall strategic direction.

  • Central Bureau (CB): The BoT provides oversight to the CB, ensuring that administrative and operational activities are effectively managed and aligned with GCRI’s mission.

Meeting Structure:

  • Annual Meetings: Regularly scheduled sessions to oversee GCRI’s operations, review progress, and make strategic decisions.

  • Special Meetings: Convened to address urgent or significant matters outside the normal meeting schedule.

  • Strategic Planning Sessions: Annual or bi-annual sessions focused on aligning strategic priorities with GCRI’s long-term goals.

  • Financial Review Meetings: Periodic reviews of financial performance, budget approvals, and resource allocation.

Accountability and Reporting:

  • Transparency: The BoT is committed to maintaining transparency in its operations, providing regular updates and reports to the GA and other stakeholders.

  • Ethics and Integrity: Upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct and governance in all its activities and decisions.

  • Stakeholder Engagement: Actively engaging with stakeholders, including members, partners, and external entities, to ensure that GCRI’s activities are inclusive and collaborative.

Integration and Synergy:

  • Collaborative Approach: The BoT ensures that all governing bodies within GCRI work in synergy, fostering a collaborative environment for effective decision-making and implementation.

  • Strategic Alignment: Aligning the strategic initiatives of various bodies within GCRI, ensuring coherence and unified direction across all levels of governance.

  • Operational Support: Providing the necessary oversight and support to operational teams, including the CB, NWGs, and TMDs, to ensure the smooth execution of GCRI’s mission.

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