AFRICA Harvest CEO, Dr. Florence Wambugu, is a member of the Board and provides the link between Board and Management.
She chairs the Senior Management Team (SMT), which consists of Program Directors and Project Managers.
The CEO’s role – as member of the Board and SMT – ensures a seamless link is maintained between the management and the Board.
The Board dispenses its activities through the following four committees:
Executive Committee: This committee supports the CEO in making strategic decisions and has oversight of the strategic plan implementation and financial management.
Audit Committee: Responsible for ensuring financial accountability and compliance.
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee: This oversees Board appointments and monitoring of the Board’s, review of institution policies and CEO performance.
Programme Committee: This committee’s function is monitoring the extent to which programs are realizing the organization’s vision and mission.
Africa Harvest adheres to Corporate Governance Guidelines approved – and regularly reviewed – by its Board of Directors. These guidelines are supported by charters of the Board committees.
The Board has three scheduled meetings a year at which it reviews and discusses reports by the management on the performance of the organization, its plans and prospects, as well as immediate issues that require attention.Directors are expected to attend all open BOD sessions on technical progress review and to make presentations.
Board membership has a two three-year term limits based on performance review after the first term and is also staggered to ensure some level of continuity even as some BOD members retire.