The official entities within the SAFEX organisation are:
General Assembly of Members
It is the ultimate decision-making body and takes the form of a General Meeting of all members at each triennial SAFEX Congress.
Board of Governors (The Board)
The SAFEX Board of Governors has a maximum of 12 members. Its main function is to determine the policy and direction of SAFEX International. It has the right to co-opt individuals from the Membership at any time. Governors are appointed based on individual merit by the General Assembly of Members for a period of 3 years culminating at the next Congress. If a Governor is unable to attend a meeting, the Chairman may allow a fully-briefed alternate to represent him or her.
Members of the Board are:
John Rathbun (Austin International)
|Dany Antille (SSE)|
Andrea Sanchez Krellenberg (MAXAM)
Andy Begg (Individual Associate)
Ulf Sjoblom (Oy Forcit)
Martin Held (Austin International)
Thierry Rousse (Groupe EPC)
Noel Hsu (Orica)
Adolfo Sanchez (EXSA)
Mark Taylor (Chemring)
Every 3 years the Board appoints the SAFEX Chairman from among the Governors. This appointment is confirmed at the earliest Board Meeting after a General Assembly.
In order to minimise costs to Members, the Secretariat is kept as small as possible and comprises the Secretary General only. The Secretary General is appointed by the Board which is empowered to make the necessary arrangements for the conduct of the affairs of the Association. This is normally done for a 3-year term after each Congress. The Secretary General is the executive officer responsible for the day to day running of SAFEX’s affairs. He/She also arranges and attends all Board Meetings but has no voting rights. The Secretariat ensures that the policies decided by the Board of Governors and periodically endorsed by General Meetings are carried out. In particular, the Secretary General prepares an annual budget which is approved by the Board of Governors.
They are appointed by the General Assembly of Members on recommendation of the Board of Governors.