Established as the Berlin Civil Society Centre in 2007, co-founded and owned by Peter Eigen and Burkhard Gnärig, the International Civil Society Centre transferred ownership to the ICSOs it was formed to serve. Today, the Centre is a not-for-profit limited liability company, owned by 15 ICSOs who each hold equal shares of the Centre.
All shareholders meet at least once a year to elect members to the Centre’s Board of Trustees, hear reports on the Centre’s work and finances. They constitute the Centre’s highest decision making body.
The role of the Centre’s Board of Trustees is to monitor the management of the organisation and it has 12 seats, held on a rotational basis. At present, the Board consists of the CEOs of ten of the Centre’s shareholding organisations. The Executive Director of the Centre holds an ex officio seat on the Board.
Our owners, year of joining and representative on the Centre’s Board of Trustees (if applicable):
|Organisation||Owner Since||Board of Trustees Representative|
|ADRA International||2016||Jonathan Duffy|
|ChildFund Alliance||2011||Meg Gardinier|
|HelpAge International||2015||Justin Derbyshire|
|Islamic Relief Worldwide||2013||Naser Haghamed|
|Oxfam International||2009||Winnie Byanyima|
|Plan International||2010||Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen|
|Sightsavers International||2013||Caroline Harper|
|SOS Children’s Villages International||2012||Norbert Meder|
|Transparency International||2009||Patricia Moreira|
|World Vision International||2009||Kevin Jenkins|