Governing Board

A multi-stakeholder Governing Board, co-chaired by the OECD’s Secretary-General and UNDP’s Administrator (or nominated delegate) is comprised of a maximum of 8 members, including members from governments of Host Administration and Partner Administration countries, civil society, academic institutions and/or private sector. Such individuals have expertise, experience and interest in international development, public finance and/or taxation. The Governing Board aims to maintain a representative regional and gender balance. Members serve for 3 years with the possibility of renewal. Members do not receive payment for their services, although international travel and per diems may be provided on a case-by-case basis for them to attend meetings of the Governing Board.

The Governing Board provides guidance and international visibility for TIWB Programmes and makes recommendations concerning the design of the initiative, if required.

Helen Clark

Co-Chair
Administrator, UNDP

Helen Clark became the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme on 17 April 2009, and is the first woman to lead the organisation...  

 

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Angel GurrĂ­a

Co-Chair
Secretary-General,
OECD

Angel Gurría has been serving as OECD Secretary-General since June 2006, and the 35 Members of the Organisation decided to renew his mandate for the 2016-2021 period...

 

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John Christensen

John Christensen was trained as both an auditor and a development economist and is a co-founder and director of the Tax Justice Network International Secretariat...

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Sir Paul Collier

Sir Paul Collier is Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and a Professorial Fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford...

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H.E. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is a Senior Advisor at Lazard and Chair of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization...

 

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H.E. Emília Pires

Emília Píres was appointed as special envoy of the g7+ group. She assists the chair and the group by providing advice on related matters...

 

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H.E. Lilianne Ploumen

In 1983, Lilianne Ploumen became a community outreach worker in the Crooswijk area of Rotterdam. In 1985, she joined the Institute of Psychological Market Research...

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H.E. Mauricio Cárdenas Santa María

Mauricio Cárdenas Santa María is the 69th and current Minister of Finance and Public Credit and former Minister of Mines and Energy of Colombia...

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Bob Hamilton

Bob Hamilton was appointed as the Commissioner of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) effective August 1, 2016...

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Key responsibilities

  • Promote the TIWB Initiative to potential Host Administrations, providers of tax audit experts, civil society, international and regional organisations and the international development community.
  • Identify and encourage opportunities for greater South-South co-operation.
  • Build political support for the TIWB Initiative in both potential Host Administration and Partner Administration countries.
  • Assist the TIWB fundraising activities by identifying and engaging with potential donors.
  • Monitor the work plan and review the activities of the TIWB Secretariat and the TIWB Fund.
  • Endorse the annual report.
  • Incorporate lessons and opportunities for enhancing the TIWB initiative identified through the Board’s promotion and fundraising activities.
  • Endorse progress and achievements of the TIWB Initiative through annual reporting.

Meetings

The Governing Board holds one annual meeting, but additional meetings may be convened if and when required. All Board matters are approved by consensus. The meeting(s) may be held by using electronic means if needed. Hosting of each Governing Board meeting is made in consultation with the Co-Chairs. The meeting minutes are drafted by the TIWB Secretariat.

Workplan

The Co-Chairs present an annual TIWB Workplan to the members for review and approval. The approved work plan sets out the TIWB Secretariat and Fund activities for the period.

The TIWB Secretariat maintains operational responsibilities for the activities.