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 Etty Feller
| ILAC Vice Chair
Ms Maribel Lopez
|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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
|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 Etty Feller, is the Chair of the Arrangement Council.
Ms Etty Feller
|Arrangement 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:
Mr Trace McInturff
|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 conformity assessment bodies, the establishment of agreements between accreditation bodies and related policy areas. For more information on the activities of this committee contact the Committee Chair:
Ms Dana Leaman
|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 Natarajan Venkateswaran
|Marketing 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:
Ms Veronica Ramirez
|Joint 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:
Ms Sharonmae Shirley
|Stakeholder Forum - 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 Chair:
Mr Jeff Gust
|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:
Ms Lorraine Turner
UKAS, United Kingdom
|Financial Audit Committee (FAC) - 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 Steve Sidney
NLA-SA, South Africa
|Joint 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, Ms Etty Feller, Email: email@example.com, and the Chair of IAF:
Mr Emanuele Riva