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The following Committees assist in progressing the work of ILAC:

The ILAC organisation chart displays how each committee fits within ILAC’s structure.

The IAF-ILAC Code of Conduct for participating in IAF and ILAC activities covers expected behaviour in these committees.

 

ILAC Chair
Ms Merih Malmqvist Nilsson
SWEDAC, Sweden
Email: merih.malmqvist@swedac.se
ILAC Vice Chair ILAC Vice Chair
Ms Etty Feller
ISRAC, Israel
Email: ettyf@israc.gov.il
General Assembly (GA) The primary body of ILAC and ensures that specific tasks are pursued in accordance with the objectives of ILAC. All members of ILAC are eligible to nominate one representative (delegate) to the General Assembly. The ILAC Chair is responsible for chairing meetings of the General Assembly.
Executive Committee (EC) - Responsible for the day to day management of ILAC and its activities. The members of this committee consist of the Chair and Vice Chair of ILAC, the Chairs of those committees having strategic responsibilities for ILAC’s development, a representative of participating Regional Cooperation bodies, a representative of unaffiliated economies and other participants as determined by the General Assembly. For more information on the activities of this committee contact the ILAC Secretary, Ms Annette Dever on ilac@nata.com.au
Arrangement Council - is the decision making body for determining signatory and recognition status under the ILAC Arrangement. The members of the Arrangement Council are delegates nominated by the Full and Associate members. The ILAC Chair, Ms Merih Malmqvist Nilsson, is the Chair of the Arrangement Council.

Ms Merih Malmqvist Nilsson
SWEDAC, Sweden
Email: merih.malmqvist@swedac.se
MartinezArrangement Management Committee (AMC) - Responsible for the day-to-day management activities of the ILAC Arrangement on behalf of the Arrangement Council and provides advice on its further development and operation. For more information on the activities of this committee contact the Committee Chair:

Ms Jennifer Evans
NATA, Australia
Email: jennifer.evans@nata.com.au
Arrangement Committee (ARC) - Responsible for harmonized implementation and continual improvement of the ILAC Arrangement. Deals with the approach of accreditation bodies to the assessment and accreditation of laboratories, the establishment of agreements between accreditation bodies and related policy areas. For more information on the activities of this committee contact the ILAC Secretariat, as the position of ARC Chair is currently vacant.

ILAC Secretariat
Email: ilac@nata.com.au
Accreditation Committee (AIC) - Responsible for harmonisation and improvement of accreditation practice at the international level. It is involved in the investigation of technical issues related to accreditation, and the development of technical documentation related to ILAC's work. For more information on the activities of this committee contact the Committee Chair:

Mr Erik Oehlenschlaeger
DANAK, Denmark
Email: eoe@danak.dk
Jon MurthyMarketing and Communications Committee (MCC) - Responsible for internal and external marketing and communication issues. It is involved with the promotion of ILAC's objectives, and the publication of ILAC documents, newsletters and other information. For more information on the activities of this committee contact the Committee Chair:

Mr Jon Murthy
UKAS, United Kingdom
Email: Jon.Murthy@ukas.com
Joint Development Support CommitteeJoint Development Support Committee (JDSC) - Responsible for representing the interests of developing countries and operates in conjunction with the International Accreditation Forum (IAF). This committee provides a forum for developing countries to present their needs and to work with ILAC and IAF on practical ways of addressing these needs. For more information on the activities of this committee contact the Committee Chair:

Ing Liliane Somma
OUA, Uruguay
Email: lilianesomma@yahoo.es
Laboratory Committee - Mr Steve SidneyLaboratory Committee (LC) - Provides a means of interaction and exchange of ideas between ILAC and the laboratory community. For more information on the activities of this committee contact the Committee Chair:

Mr Steve Sidney
NLA, South Africa
Email: steves@nla.org.za
Inspection Committee (IC) - Responsible for the harmonisation and improvement of accreditation practices for inspection activities at the international level. This Committee replaces the ILAC/IAF Joint Inspection Group (JIG). Members of ILAC and IAF with an interest in inspection activities participate in this Committee. For more information on the activities of this committee contact the Committee Chair:

Mr. Arne Lund
SWEDAC, Sweden
Email: arne.lund@swedac.se
Financial Audit Committee - Paul StennettFinancial Audit Committee - Responsible for oversight of ILAC’s financial accounting and reporting systems. Reviews and audits the finances of ILAC and provides advice on financial matters to the ILAC Executive Committee and General Assembly. For more information on the activities of this committee contact:

Mr. Paul Stennett
UKAS, UK
Email: Paul.Stennett@ukas.com
Xiao JianhuaJoint Meetings of the ILAC Executive and the IAF Executive (JEC) - Responsible for the stewardship of joint activities between ILAC and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF). These meetings are Co-Chaired by the Chair of ILAC, Mr Peter Unger (email: mailto: punger@a2la.org) and the Chair of IAF:

Mr Xiao Jianhua
CNAS, China
Email: xiaojh@cnas.org.cn