The Guidelines International Network (GIN) is managed by a Board of Trustees elected by its members.

The Trustees are responsible for ensuring that GIN complies with charity law and the requirements of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.

The organisation of GIN also includes an Executive Committee, whose role it is to manage and implement strategy as agreed by the Board.

The Executive committee is currently made up of the Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and the Chief Executive Officer.

The Board of Trustees comprises:

  • Up to 11 individuals elected as Trustees by the organisational members
  • Up to 1 individual elected as a Trustee by the individual members
  • Up to 3 individuals co-opted by the Board
  • The Treasurer
  • The immediate past-chair

Each year approximately one third of the Trustees elected by the organisational members and every second year from 2013, the Trustee elected by the individual members, shall retire from office. Although these Trustees may stand for re-election, no Trustee can serve more than three consecutive terms of office without at least a one year break before being eligible to stand for election again.

The 2023-2024 members of the Executive Committee are:

Chair: Holger Schünemann, CA

Vice-Chair: Roberta James, UK

Treasurer: Amir Qaseem, USA

Chief Executive Officer: Elaine Harrow, AT

Former Trustees