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26 March 2019

Governance Committee minutes 26 March 2019

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G avi Alliance Governance Committee Meeting
26 March 2019
Fairmont Ch ?teau Laurier, Ottawa, Canada


1. Chair?s report

1.1 Finding a quorum of members present, t he meeting commenced at 14.25 Ottawa
time on 26 March 2019 . Mr Bill Roedy, Board Vice Chair and Governance
Committee Chair, chaired the meeting .

1.2 Standing declarations of interest were tabled to the Committee (Doc 01a in the
Committee pack).

1.3 The Committee noted the minutes of its meeting on 12 February 2019 (Doc 01b)
which had been approved by no -objection on 15 March 2019 .

1.4 The Committee noted its action sheet ( Doc 01c ) and forward workplan (Doc 01d).

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2. Appeals Tribunal

2.1 Eelco Szabo, Director, Legal, presented this item (Doc 02), recalling that Gavi?s
current dispute resolution mechanism dates back to 2009 and that in 2016 when
the Governance Committee and Board had considered appointments of judges to
the tribunal it had been noted that some modifications to the tribunal would be
considered in due course.

2.2 Mr Szabo presented information in relation to proposed amendments to the
structure of the Appeals Tribunal as well as to its Statute and Rules of Procedure.

Discussion

? Governance Committee members endorsed the proposed approach , noting th at
the proposal to expand the panel of judg es from three to five is in line with best
practice.

? In response to a question from a Committee member, Mr Szabo indicated that the
estimated cost of a hear ing would be in the range of US$20,000 to US$ 30,000
and that such costs sh ould be covered under Gavi?s existing Employment
Practices Liability Insurance.

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Minutes

Governance Committee membership

Representation

Committee member

Position

Term Ending

Governments – Industrialised (AU)

Sarah Goulding (Chair)

Board member

31 December 2021

Independent Individual

William Roedy

Board member

31 July 2021

Independent Individual

Yibing Wu

Board member

31 December 2021

UNICEF

Omar Abdi

Board member

31 December 2021

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Orin Levine

Board member

31 December 2021

Governments - Implementing (Afghanistan)

Ferozuddin Feroz

Board member

31 December 2020

Governments - Implementing (Georgia)

Tamar Gabunia

Committee delegate

31 December 2021

Governments - Industrialised (CA)

Megan Cain

Board alternate

31 December 2020

Governments - Industrialised (UK)

Daniel Graymore

Board member

31 December 2021

Governments - Industrialised (EC)

Jan Paehler

Board member

31 December 2020

Vaccine industry - Industrialised

Roger Connor

Board member

31 July 2021

Civil society organisations

Maty Dia

Board member

31 December 2021

Gavi CEO (non-voting)

Seth Berkley

Board member

31 December 2021

Last updated: 14 Aug 2020

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