VIII. THE GFMD SECRETARIAT
Regional meetings, conferences or other activities shall take place to coincide with the General Assembly and Steering Committee meetings provided that funding is available and at least one GFMD member in that region is willing to act as a co-organiser.
- Is the Chief Executive Officer of GFMD.
- Is appointed by and reports to the Steering Committee. The manner of appointment, duration and termination of the mandate, the extent of powers and the manner in which they shall exercise these powers is defined by the internal administrative by-laws that are adopted by the Steering Committee.
- Is an ex officio non-voting member of the Steering Committee and a non-voting member of the Executive Committee.
- Represents GFMD in all daily management matters and towards third parties in line with the internal administrative by-laws that are adopted by the Steering Committee
The GFMD Secretariat's staff, coordinators and external consultants are hired by the Executive Director, depending on the availability of funds.