The Supervisory Council and the Advisory Council of NIMD 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.
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 eight senior members as well as the Chair, but the number can vary from four to eight.
The current composition of the Council is:
The Advisory Council is a body of representatives from the seven political parties that founded NIMD. Its composition is determined by the Supervisory Council and Executive Director. The Advisory Council’s main formal role is to provide advice, including on its own initiative, to the Executive Director and Supervisory Council. The multiparty composition of the Advisory Council is the organizational foundation of NIMD’s non-partisan identity.
The Council meets at least twice a year to discuss strategic issues and exchange ideas. It consists of 12 members, including the chairperson. All seven founding member parties are represented on the council.
The current composition of the council is: