The GNI Board
The Board of Directors is responsible for the strategic direction and fiduciary operations of GNI. It is made up of one Independent Chair, five company representatives (there are currently three additional company seats available that have not yet been filled), four civil society organization representatives, two academic representatives and two investor representatives. Each Board member may also designate an alternate member from within its organization or constituency.
MARK STEPHENS, CBE.
Civil Society Organizations
Human Rights Watch
Index on Censorship *
Committee to Protect Journalists
Center for Democracy & Technology**
(GNI Board Secretary)
Church of Sweden
* From October 2015, Ms Ginsberg called the open civil society seat on the Board.
** From January 2015 Mr Nojeim replaced Ms Nuala O’Connor (Center for Democracy and Technology).
Academics & Academic Organizations
University of Palermo
DALIA TOPELSON RITVO
Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University
Board Alternates in 2015
(World Press Freedom Committee, until October 2015)
(The George Washington University Law School)
(Boston Common Asset Management)
(Domini Social Investments LLC)
(U.C. Berkeley School of Information)
(Human Rights Watch)
GNI operates through board committees. The Executive and Management Committee is responsible for fiduciary operations and internal policies, including budget, staffing and the conflict of interest policy. The other committees are Governance and Accountability, Policy and Learning, and Outreach and Communications. With the exception of the Executive and Management committee, which is composed of GNI board members with balanced representation from each constituency, GNI’s committees are open to all GNI participants.