Organisation

BOARD OF DIRECTORS as of 27 April 2019

Executive Board

President

  • Ms. Amee ShroffIndependent, India – term of office expires at the annual meeting  2021

Vice-President

  • Kathleen Massey. Associate Vice-President (Students), University of Lethbridge, Canada – term of office expires at the annual meeting 2021

Immediate Past President

  • Neil Robinson. Head, University Services and Registrar, University of Melbourne, Australia – term of office expires at the annual meeting 2020

Treasurer

  • Melanie Gottlieb. Deputy Director,  AACRAO – American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, USA – term of office expires at the annual meeting 2022

Secretary

  • Margit Schatzman. President, ECE  – Educational Credential Evaluators, USA – term of office expires at the annual meeting  2021

Directors,  in alphabetical order of last names

  • João Bacelar. Executive Manager, EUF – European University Foundation, Luxembourg – term of office expires at the annual meeting 2020
  • Miriam Chiyaba. Director & CEO, ZAQA – Zambia Qualifications Authority, Zambia / Chair Person, AQVN – African Qualifications Verification Network – term of office expires at the annual meeting  2021
  • Jelger de Boer. Policy Advisor for the National Depository of Student Data and for the National Registration of Institutions and Courses, DUO – Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs, the Netherlands – term of office expires at the annual meeting 2022
  • Li Xiaoshu (Susan). Project Supervisor, CHSI International Promotion Department/CHESICC, China – term of office expires at the annual meeting 2022
  • Francisco José Maldonado. Registrar, UPAEP – Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla, Mexico – term of office expires at the annual meeting 2020
  • Baiba Ramina. Director, AIC – Academic Information Center and Head, Latvian ENIC/NARIC, Latvia –  term of office expires at the annual meeting 2022
  • Rick Torres. CEO/President, National Student Clearinghouse, USA – term of office expires at the annual meeting 2020


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

  • Herman de Leeuw

ELECTION OF DIRECTORS ON THE BOARD AND TERMS OF OFFICE

The Board consists of a minimum of seven and a maximum of eleven members, to be decided by the Board. The intention is to appoint a director from  all six continents of the world (Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America). The GDN aims at balance in the composition of its board of directors, meaning that the Board strives for gender balance, and for equitable geographical representation with all continents on board.  In the immediate running up to an Annual Groningen Declaration  Network Meeting, participants of the network may suggest candidates for upcoming vacant board positions, which may be taken in consideration by the remaining directors. The Board of Directors will preferably consider representatives of the charter entities and representatives from organizations that signed the Groningen Declaration (the Signatories), under condition that the organisations they represent belong to one of the following 4 categories: data providers (institutions); data custodians (depositories); data owners (representative student bodies, for instance student unions); and (inter)national (membership) associations active in the field of internationalization of (higher) education.

The term of office of the GDN Board members is two years, after which they can be reappointed only once. Directors step down in accordance with a rotation schedule drawn up by the Board. The term of office for each board member will be given in the overview below.

Registrations

  • As of 20 December 2016, the GDN incorporated as a public benefit foundation with the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce under registration number 67518613.
  • As of 21 February 2018, the GDN is listed in the European Transparency Register under registration number  238535130318-52.