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War Child is registered in the Netherlands as a foundation. In accordance with Dutch laws and regulations, a clear division has to be maintained between the managerial and executive responsibilities of an organisation and its supervisory responsibilities. War Child adheres to this structure.

The War Child Supervisory Board appoints the Managing Director and is responsible for supervising, monitoring and advising the Managing Director. The Board undertakes these responsibilities during four regularly scheduled annual meetings and additional meetings when necessary. During these meetings it has contact with all members of the Management Team (MT). The Supervisory Board also occasionally meets with the War Child Works Council to receive updates from staff representatives.

All Supervisory Board members work on a voluntary basis and have specific experience and expertise to contribute to War Child. The Supervisory Board has no managerial responsibility and is responsible for its own composition and the assessment of the quality of its contribution. The Supervisory Board Rules contain principles of governance and are available on War Child’s website.