Board of Directors

The Board of Directors manages the general affairs of the Network. It is composed of nine members duly elected by the General Assembly to serve as Directors, up to four additional members co-opted by majority vote of the Board of Directors, and the Chief Executive Officer and the Immediate Past President.

According to the Constitution, the responsibilities of the Board are to:

  • Decide on the admission of members to the Network.
  • Exclude, upon the recommendation of the President, any member.
  • Ensure that any specific mandate determined by the General Assembly is executed.
  • Replace any members of the Board who resign between Ordinary Meetings. When the Board appoints a director to fill an occasional vacancy caused by the departure of an elected director, the appointed director will serve out the term of office of the departing director and is a full director with the same rights and responsibilities as the director they replace.
  • Take any necessary measures on behalf of the Network between meetings of the General Assembly.
  • Solicit and receive donations and sponsorship on behalf of the Network.
  • Consider and approve annual accounts within three months of the end of a designated financial year.
  • Prepare an annual report on finance and activities for the distribution to members within six months of the end of a designated financial year.
  • Decide, upon the recommendation of the President, to remove, by a majority vote of the full Board, any Director who does not fulfil the obligations outlined in article 41 and accepted as commitments to INQAAHE upon his or her election to the Board of Directors.

The Board works through committees, working groups and/or regional standing committees.

Board composition 2021 is as follows:

 

Deb Adair
President

Executive Director at Quality Matters (United States of America)
INQAAHE Full member

1st term as co-opted director (2019-2021)
1st term as elected director (2021-2024)

 

Chan Basaruddin
Vice President

Member of the Accreditation Council of the National Accreditation Agency for Higher Education (Indonesia)
INQAAHE Full member

1st term (2021-2023)

 

 

Anna Prades
Treasurer

Head of Internationalization and Knowledge Generation Department of the Agency for Quality Assurance in the Catalan University System (Spain)
INQAAHE Full member

1st term (2021-2024)

 

 

Susanna Karakhanyan
Immediate Past President

Higher Education Policy and Regulation Director at the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (United Arab Emirates)
INQAAHE Full member

1st term (2015-2018)
2nd term (2018-2021)
Immediate Past President (2021-2024)

 

Mary Catharine Lennon

Senior Policy Advisor at the Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board in Ontario (Canada)
INQAAHE Full member

1st term (2020-2023)

 

 

Vicki Stott

Chief Executive of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (United Kingdom)
INQAAHE Full member

1st term (2021-2024)

 

 


Simona Lache

Director of the Accreditation Department of the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (Romania)
INQAAHE Full member

1st term (2021-2024)

 

 

Abigail Kramers

Managing Director of the Accreditation Agency of Curaçao (Curaçao)
INQAAHE Full member

1st term (2021-2024)

 

 

 

Nataliia Stukalo

Vice-Head of the National Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance (Ukraine)
INQAAHE Full member

1st term (2021-2024)

 

 

Fabrizio Trifiro

Head of Quality Benchmark Services at UK ENIC/Ecctis (United Kingdom)
INQAAHE Associate member

1st term (2021-2024)

 

 

 


Co-opted directors



Wondwosen Tamrat

Associate Professor at St Mary's University (Ethiopia)
INQAAHE Associate member

1st term (2021-2023)

 

 

Tariq al-Sindi

Chief Executive of the Education and Training Quality Authority (Bahrain)
INQAAHE Full member

1st term (2021-2023)

 

 

Helmuth Trefftz

Part of the Board of the National Accreditation Council (Colombia)
INQAAHE Full member

1st term (2021-2023)