The Supervisory Council and the Advisory Council were introduced in 2012, as part of a structural reform aimed at making governance more efficient. Both committees carry out formal governance duties for NIMD. At the same time, governance committee members are committed to lending their seniority, expertise and status to NIMD as it executes its work. The role of both committees is laid out in NIMD’s constitution.
The Supervisory Council, composed of independent professionals, carries ultimate responsibility for NIMD and oversees its activities. Supervisory Council members are independently elected to time-limited terms, according to a profile system that ensures a balanced composition of background experience and specific managerial and policy skills. The Supervisory Council appoints the Executive Director.
The Supervisory Council carries the highest level of responsibility within NIMD as an organization. It appoints and supervises the work of the Executive Director and is responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of the organization.
In practice, the Supervisory Council also provides NIMD with support and involvement from individuals with considerable experience and expertise in areas such as party politics, international diplomacy and governance.
All members of the Council , including the Chair, operate independently. They are selected and appointed according to the skills and competences they can bring to the organization. The Supervisory Council currently has six senior members but the number can vary from four to eight.
The current composition of the Council is: