The World Vision International Board is the ultimate governing body for the World Vision Partnership. It has two major responsibilities:
- Ensuring the overall health and well-being of the Partnership. It achieves this by overseeing the international president’s management of the Global Centre, national offices that are branches of World Vision International, and programme and project offices around the world. In this way, the board exercises its fiduciary oversight over management and operations in these offices.
- Ensuring the alignment of World Vision offices around the world, including developing appropriate Partnership-wide policies. Again, the principal way the board accomplishes this is through oversight of the international president’s responsibility for the alignment of offices.
The World Vision International Board consists of 24 directors. With the exception of the international president, all directors including the chair are non-executives (i.e. they are volunteers who are not compensated for their service on the board).
Directors are elected by regional forums. Each national board or advisory council sends a representative (usually the chairperson) to the forum for the region in which their office is located. Regional forums do not themselves have a management or direct governance role, but they do provide input to global and regional strategies.
They play an important part in connecting national boards and advisory councils to the wider World Vision Partnership. This helps to ensure alignment of governance direction.
Ms. Donna Shepherd, Board Chair, Australia
Ms. Maria Consuelo Campos, Board Vice Chair, Colombia
Rev. Joseph Soriba Camara, Board Secretary, Mali
Mr. Kevin Jenkins, President and CEO, Canada
Mr. Shannon Adams, Board Member, Australia
Mr. Anton Asfar, Board Member, Jerusalem/West Bank/Gaza
Dr. Monica Chibita, Board Member, Uganda
Dr. (Rev) John Crosby, Board Member, United States
Ms. Tara Doyle, Board Member, Ireland
Mr. Eduardo Cabral Jimenez, Board Member, Philippines
Dr. Ruddy Koesnadi, Board Member, Indonesia
Mr. Philip Koh, Board Member, Malaysia
Mr. Peter McClure, Board Member, New Zealand
Mr. Ron McKerlie, Board Member, Canada
Mrs. Suanne deBoer Miedema, Board Member, Canada
Mrs. Sibongile Modise, Board Member, South Africa
Dr. Soong-Chan Rah, Board Member, United States
Mrs. Rosa E. Santizo, Board Member, Guatemala
Dr. Ivan Satyavrata, Board Member, India
Dr. Manuel Antonio Sierra, Board Member, Honduras
Dr. Joan Singleton, Board Member, United States
Dr. Pirjo Stahle, Board Member, Finland
Dr. Il Sun Yang, Board Member, South Korea
Ir. Sui See Yuen, Board Member, Hong Kong