Governance & Structure

The General Assembly of IACO consists of delegates from each member organization and reflects an international presence. Each delegate serves as a senior executive in their home organization and possesses specific skills that will be beneficial to IACO.

Board Representation

IACO is governed by an elected board of directors that provides prudent fiscal management and effective operational oversight. To advance its mission and strategic initiatives, as well as facilitating a full member engagement, the organisation maintains a standing committee structure.

Expert Advice

The Governing Board can appoint Special Advisors from time to time as needed. A Special Advisor may be someone with certain skills that add to those of the Governing Board Members. They may be able to assist the Board with a particular issue or project, or give more general support. IACO Special Advisors use their expertise and experience to assist the Governing Board in achieving their aims. These aims are all focused on fulfilling IACO’s mission. Special Advisors have no voting rights within the Governing Board and have no decision-making power.

Active Committees

The Membership Recruitment and Engagement Committee facilitates the recruitment and engagement of IACO members to reflect a global carer voice and support the achievement of IACO’s strategic goals.

The Policy and Stakeholder Relations Committee develops position statements, identifies issues and recognises opportunities that impact the achievement of IACO’s strategic goals.

The Strategic Projects and Communications Committee provides proactive communications and effective project oversight and guidance to advance the achievement of IACO’s goals and objectives.