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How We are organised

The ActionAid Switzerland Association was incorporated on 18 February 2013, in Lugano, with the aim of combating poverty and social exclusion in all parts of the world.

The ActionAid Switzerland Association is governed by a Steering Committee and a Shareholders' Meeting and is subject to a limited auditing review.

Chairperson

Giulio Gianetti. He is the legal representative of the association and ensures the fulfilment of all administrative and legal obligations. Appointed by the Steering Committee, the Chairperson is formally elected by the Shareholders' Meeting. His mandate has a duration of 3 years. He presides over the Steering Committee and the Shareholders’ Meeting, which he convenes and coordinates.

Steering Committee

Giulio Gianetti (Chairperson) - Marco De Ponte - Valeria Taurino - Zoe McAlpine - Rosario Gargiulo. The body that manages the association and decides on the admission of new members. It must consist of a minimum of one to a maximum of five members, who remain in office for 3 years, extendable by a further term. As required by ActionAid International's Governance Manual, one of the members of the Steering Committee is a representative of the international federation. By statute, the Steering Committee meets at least once every 6 months and is convened by the Chairperson or by the majority of its members.

Shareholders’ Meeting

ActionAid International Italia Onlus - Giulio Gianetti - Marco De Ponte - Valeria Taurino - Sofia Maroudia - Rosario Gargiulo. The highest body of the association and, as such, decides its political and programmatic strategies, identifying the general guidelines and goals deemed necessary to achieve the statutory objectives. It meets at least once a year to approve the financial statements and each time a motivated request is submitted. The Shareholders’ Meeting is convened with the presence of at least half plus one of the members and passes resolutions with the majority of votes of those present. Each member has the right to one vote.


 

Auditor

The auditor is elected annually by the Shareholders’ Meeting to check the association’s accounts. Currently, the auditor is the Trust Company Consultancy Siron SA.