The Trustees are CTC’s directors and policy setters and have the power to appoint and dismiss members of the Supervisor and Management Boards. The Trustees set the strategic direction for the Coral Triangle Center, approve the budget, manage the assets, assess organizational risks, and review the reports and updates provided by the Supervisors and Management. As with European and US Boards of Directors, the CTC’s Board of Trustees are able to make amendments to the organization’s bylaws. Trustees serve in a pro bono capacity.
The Coral Triangle Center also required a Founders’ Board to establish the organization, set up the bylaws and ensure legal incorporation. Current trustees, Mr. George Tahija and Professor Djalal, are members of the Founders’ Board along with Mr. Made Subadia.
Indonesian law requires at least one member to serve on a ‘Supervisor Board’, appointed by the Trustees for a five-year term. Supervisors work closely with Management, providing a high degree of counsel and close supervision of the financial reports and management activities. Supervisors ensure independent audits, review investment policies, and must approve the annual financial statements of the organization. In an emergency, Supervisors can also dismiss a Manager, a situation then reviewed and resolved by the Trustees. Supervisors serve in a pro bono capacity.
The Board of Managers is responsible for the Coral Triangle Center’s organizational planning, monitoring and evaluation criteria, and financial projections. The Managers provide regular program and financial reports to the Trustees. Our Management Board is made up of pro bono experts in protected areas and fisheries as well as our most senior staff.
The Board of Advisors is comprised of senior experts from their field, from both within the Coral Triangle Region, and internationally. They provide advisory services to support the Coral Triangle Center.