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 supervisor and management teams. As with European and US Boards of Directors, the CTC 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.
The Supervisory Advisory Board works closely with the management teams, providing a high degree of counsel and close supervision of the financial reports and management activities. They ensure independent audits, review investment policies, and must approve the annual financial statements of the organization.
The Board of Managers is responsible for CTC’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 experts in protected areas and fisheries, as well as our most senior staff
The Scientific Advisory Board is comprised of senior experts from their field, from both within the Coral Triangle region, and internationally. They provide advisory services to support CTC’s activities.