Member organisations met at our 2015 Council Meeting in Barcelona and  had a chance to decide the MS International Federation’s leadership through voting for the board, officers and nominating committee for the period 2015-2017.

Nominating Committee

The nominating committee is elected by the MS International Federation council. Its role is to identify and invite potential candidates to stand as MS International Federation officers and members of the board of trustees, and of the future nominating committee itself. Final elections are then by secret ballot of the MS International Federation Council.

Chair

Daniel Larouche (Canada)

Members

Mario Battaglia (Italy)
Graham McReynolds (USA)
Dorothea Pitschnau-Michel (Germany)
Martin Stevens (UK)
Charles van der Straten Waillet (Belgium)
María Jose Wuille-Bille (Argentina)

The role of the following committees is to advise the board of trustees and the MS International FederationChief Executive. The committees are composed of trustees and may include others with appropriate skills from the wider MS community with appropriate skills.

People with MS Advisory Committee

This committee provides the board and MS International Federation staff with advice and perspectives on the needs of people with and affected by MS. It is formed of members of the board with MS, and other people with MS who fulfil an active function in a member organisation.

Chair

Martin Stevens (UK)

Members

Marie Vaillant (Canada)
Jette Bay (Denmark)
John Golding (Norway)

Finance and audit committee

This committee advises the board on the financial well-being of the MS International Federation, including the budget, accounts and investments, and recommends an auditor to be appointed by the board.

Treasurer

Guillaume Courault (France)

Members

Michelle Mitchell (UK)
Yves Savoie (Canada)
Martin Stevens (UK)

Fundraising committee

This committee proposes the MS International Federation fundraising strategy to the board and helps to implement it.

Chair

Michelle Mitchell (UK)

Vice Chair

Graham McReynolds (USA)

Members

Torben Damsgaard (Denmark)
Adam Michel (Germany)
Dorinda Roos (Netherlands)
Emma Whitcombe (UK)
Lisa Orombelli (Italy)

CEO advisory group

The CEO of each MS International Federation full and associate member organisation is a member of the CEO advisory group. It shares best practice and contributes intellectually to the development of the MS International Federation as a whole. The Chairperson and two of the group’s members serve on the MS International Federation board as trustees.

Chair

Klaus Høm (Denmark)