Profile of the board of affiliates

Size and composition of the Board of Affiliates 

The Board of Affiliates consists of representatives of the Performers Section and representatives of the Producers Section. Each Section has at least five and at the most seven Section representatives; the number of representatives of both Sections should be equal at all times. 
In its current state, the Board of Affiliates consists of fourteen Section representatives. The members of the Board of Affiliates are appointed by the Meeting of Affiliates of the respective Section for a term of four years, and can be reappointed twice for a same term. Nomination of candidates can take place on the recommendation of the founding organisations. Affiliates are also entitled to nominate candidates for free seats and/or to nominate opposing candidates. 

In order to enable candidates and opposing candidates to get a picture of the Board of Affiliates’ most important fields of activity, the following profile has been prepared, including the most desirable competencies and experience. The members of the Board of Affiliates cannot be part of the Executive Board or the Supervisory Board. The Board of Affiliates will meet at least four times a year. 

Fields of activity of the Board of Affiliates

- Supervising the overall policy-making process with respect to matters that are of specific importance to the Sections. 
- Amending and approving the Distribution Regulations. 
- Approving the annual financial statements, the annual plan and the budget. 
- Advising the Executive Board, both on request and on its own initiative. 
- Appointing, suspending and dismissing four members of the Supervisory Board (two by the Section representatives of the Performers Section and two by the Section representatives of the Producers Section). 

Desired competencies of the members of the Board of Affiliates

- Knowledge of and experience with administrative decision-making processes. 
- Capacity to make an overall assessment of the foundation’s results in an independent way. 
- Understanding of strategic weighing processes. 
- Being able to work in a team. 
- Qualities such as discussion, consultation, decision-making and communication skills