The elections among members for the ICDE Board 2024-2027 took place from 19 September to 23 October, and the results were officially announced during the closing session of the 29th ICDE World Conference in Costa Rica.
The ICDE Board is responsible for implementing Member Referendum resolutions and making policy decisions in accordance with the current strategic plan, constitution and applicable regulations. The Board also oversees the association’s financial position and ensures that the administration, accounts and asset management are subject to satisfactory control. Furthermore, the Board appoints and instructs ICDE’s committees and decides on the annual membership fee.
The Board is composed of six elected members, one of whom is elected by the individual members of ICDE, and five by the institutional members. Members hold office for four years, with elections held every two years for three positions. Board members may be re-elected for a second term of 4 years, according to the ICDE Constitution.
The three newly elected members of the ICDE Board are:
UNISA, South Africa
Mark Nichols (re-elected)
Open Polytechnic of New Zealand/Te Pūkenga
Andreia Inamorato (individual member representative)
University of Barcelona, Spain
The continuing members of the Board until the end of 2025 are: Neil Fassina, Melinda Bandalaria and Ebba Ossiannilsson.
ICDE extends its deepest appreciation to outgoing Board Members, Som Naidu and Carlos Alberto Pereira de Oliveira, for their significant contributions and dedicated support of ICDE during their time on the ICDE Board.