Canada and Bangladesh were elected as Chair and Vice-chair of IATI during its first Governing Board meeting on Tuesday 29th March, with the following representatives:
- Chair: Canada – Global Affairs Canada / Affaires mondiales Canada, represented by Stephen Potter, Director, Development Policy Planning, with Yohanna Loucheur, Senior Policy Analyst, as alternate
- Vice-chair: Bangladesh, represented by Mohammad Mejbahuddin, Senior Secretary, Economic Relations Division in the Ministry of Finance, with Monowar Ahmed, Chief of Development Effectiveness Wing as alternate.
Their election follows the establishment of IATI’s Governing Board last week in which six organisations, plus IATI’s Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Chair, were confirmed as the new representatives of the Board.
IATI’s new Governing Board and Members’ Assembly were set up as part of new governance arrangements agreed at the Steering Committee meeting in December, following recommendations put forward in a recent evaluation. The Board will work to prepare proposals on strategic issues for consideration by members at their next Members’ Assembly meeting taking place on 29-30 June 2016.