The General Assembly elects a Governing Board, which provides scientific leadership and enables delivery of the vision, mission, principles and values, as well as the financial and management robustness of the Council. The Executive Board consists of six Officers and eight Ordinary Members.
Assisting the Board are a number of policy, advisory and ad hoc Committees to advise the Governing Board on key aspects of the Council’s work and the Governing Board’s duties. Initially these committees will include:
- Committee for Finance and Fundraising (CFF): This committee addresses issues of finance, auditing, resource mobilization and risk management.
- Committee for Freedom and Responsibility in Science (CFRS): This committee deals with freedom and responsibility of science issues at the global level.
- Committee for Science Planning (CSP): The Committee for Science Planning undertakes scientific strategic planning and reviews and address major thematic issues concerned with science for policy and policy for science.
- Committee for Outreach and Engagement (COE): This Committee focuses on membership matters, outreach to external stakeholders, partnerships and strategic communications.
Finally, a Forum of Patrons will be established. This will consist of a number of outstanding individuals from different sectors, who will be appointed by the Governing Board and will help the Council with advice, name recognition and credibility within and beyond the scientific world. The President will convene and chair the meetings of the Forum of Patrons.