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.
Mr. Josef Stiegler, Board Chair, Austria
Ms. Donna Shepherd, Board Vice Chair, Australia
Ms. Maria Consuelo Campos, Board Secretary, Colombia
Ms. Tiffany Tair-Fen Huang, Board Member, Taiwan
Mr. Kevin Jenkins, President and CEO, Canada
Dr. Joan Singleton, Board Member, United States
Mr. Philip Koh, Board Member, Malaysia
Mrs. Sharon Dymand, Board Member, Canada
Dr. Manuel Antonio Sierra, Board Member, Honduras
Mr. Callisto Jokonya, Board Member, Zimbabwe
Dr. Rachael Masake, Board Member, Kenya
Mrs. Pirjo Stahle, Board Member, Finland
Mr. Stephen W Phelps, Board Member, United Kingdom
Mr. Shannon Adams, Board Member, Australia
Mr. Peter McClure, Board Member, New Zealand
Mr. James Bere, Board Member, United States
Dr. (Rev) John Crosby, Board Member, United States
Mr. Vinod Khisty, Board Member, India
Rev. Soriba Joseph Camara, Board Member, Mali
Mr. Eduardo Cabral Jimenez, Board Member, Philippines
Dr. Akiko Minato Uchihira, Board Member, Japan
Mr. Ruddy Koesnadi, Board Member, Indonesia
Mrs. Silvia Novoa, Board Member, Mexico
Mr. Ron McKerlie, Board Member, Canada