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IDRC’s work is guided by a Board of Governors composed of up to 14 governors.

The IDRC Act provides that a majority of Board members, including the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson, must be Canadian. The balance of members may be appointed from other countries.

The Board Chairperson reports to Parliament through the Minister of International Development.

Members are appointed by Canada’s Governor in Council for terms of up to four years, and may be appointed to a further term.

The Honourable Monte Solberg
The Honourable
Monte Solberg

Vice-Chairperson
and Acting Chairperson
Calgary,Canada
Jean Lebel
Jean Lebel
President
Ottawa, Canada
Scott Gilmore
Scott Gilmore
Governor
Ottawa, Canada
Alanna Heath
Alanna Heath
Governor
Toronto, Canada
Gordon Houlden
Gordon Houlden
Governor
Edmonton, Canada
Shainoor Khoja
Shainoor Khoja
Governor
Canada
Nadir Patel
Nadir Patel
Governor
Ottawa, Canada
Uri Rosenthal
Uri Rosenthal
Governor
Netherlands

Key responsibilities of the IDRC Board  
  • Establish IDRC’s  strategic direction;
  • Review and approve the  budget and financial statements;
  • Assess and ensure that systems are in place to manage risks associated with IDRC business;
  • Ensure the integrity of IDRC’s internal control and management information systems;
  • Track corporate performance against strategic and business plans;
  • Monitor the performance of the President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Ensure that IDRC has an effective communications strategy; and
  • Assess its own performance in fulfilling Board responsibilities.

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