Board of Directors

Learn more about Board members and their responsibilities and browse Board decisions and meeting documents


The Board of Directors is comprised of 20 constituencies representing all the partners of the partnership. A Board member and an alternate Board member represent each constituency. Board members serve for 3 years.


The Board of Directors meets face-to-face generally twice a year to review progress and make strategic decisions. Other meetings may also be held throughout the year as needed. See all Board meetings below, including documents circulated and decisions made.


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Date Type Reference Decision Background documents
July 2024 Non-objection BOD/NO/2024/07-01 Regional hub
July 2024 Non-objection FRC/NO/2024/07-01 International Rescue Committee as GPE grant agent
July 2024 Non-objection FRC/NO/2024/07-02 World Food Programme as GPE grant agent
July 2024 Non-objection FRC/NO/2024/07-03 Imagine Worldwide as GPE grant agent
June 2024 Affirmative vote BOD/AV/2024/06-02 Grants to the Central African Republic
June 2024 Affirmative vote BOD/AV/2024/06-01 Extension of validity of grant allocation to Liberia
June 2024 Face to face BOD/2024/06-01 Multiplier and Girls’ Education Accelerator funding
June 2024 Face to face BOD/2024/06-02 Strategic Capabilities
June 2024 Face to face BOD/2024/06-03 Trustee budget
June 2024 Face to face BOD/2024/06-04 GPE’s Operational Flexibilities
June 2024 Face to face BOD/2024/06-05 FY25 Operating Expenses
June 2024 Face to face BOD/2024/06-06 Strategic Plan 2030
June 2024 Face to face BOD/2024/06-07 Mobilizing Finance for Education
June 2024 Face to face BOD/2024/06-08 GPE Priorities for CEO Performance
June 2024 Face to face BOD/2024/06-09 Appointment of the Vice-chair


Three committees support the Board in fulfilling its functions in a strategic, transparent and efficient manner.

Executive Committee: carries out specific administrative functions and decisions as delegated by the Board, performs an advisory role to the Chief Executive Officer, both on general matters and specifically about recommendations to the Board on forthcoming grant application approvals, and monitors adequacy and implementation of GPE’s governance and ethics policies.

Mandate | Members | Chair: Susan Liautaud

Finance and Risk Committee: provides advice to the Board to ensure that resources are being managed efficiently, effectively and consistently with GPE's mission, goals, objectives and policies; oversees risk management practices and financial management and audit arrangements of GPE.

Mandate | Members | Chair: Nesmy Manigat

Performance, Impact and Learning Committee: monitors and oversees GPE’s performance, impact and learning, with a dedicated focus on results and based on data and evidence. This committee also oversees the implementation of GPE’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning framework and champions GPE’s engagement in wider global education initiatives.

Mandate | Members | Chair: Judith Herbertson