The Board

The PWYP board is selected to take primary responsibility to ensure that the objectives and interests of PWYP, as a registered company, are protected and advanced. Board members govern PWYP in the interests of the members globally and collectively.

The board will normally accept the recommendations on strategy and policy of the Global Council, unless there are good reasons of legal or financial probity for not doing so. The board appoints and ensures the effectiveness of the International Director. Their responsibilities are set out in the Terms of Reference and Role Descriptions in the Governance Manual. The key responsibilities are to ensure that PWYP:

The board consists of minimum five and maximum seven members composed as follows:


The founding board which was selected by the Transitional Global Council in March 2015 consists of:

Alan Detheridge

Aroa de la Fuente

Ali Idrissa

Julie McCarthy

Carlo Merla

Caroline Ngonze

The Board will serve for a mandate of three years to be renewed 18 months after a Global Assembly / International Coalition Strategy Meeting to prevent the Global Council and Board having to change all at once.