The GFCE Foundation was established in December 2019. The Foundation Board has so far consisted of 3 members. To diversify the Board and add new core competencies, we intend to expand the Board, at least initially, to five members.
The GFCE is looking for candidates to expand the Board and, for purposes of succession planning, replace existing Board members as appropriate. Below you will find more information about the role.
The GFCE is a diverse, multistakeholder, global community of over 200 members and partners (“Community”), devoted to promoting, coordinating and knowledge sharing with respect to cybersecurity capacity building. It was established in 2015 and its members and partners include nation-states, international organizations, private sector entities, civil society, and academia. Its work is aimed at developing countries’ needs but serves both the developed and developing world. More information about the GFCE and its activities can be found at www.thegfce.org.
Stichting Global Forum on Cyber Expertise Foundation (“Foundation”) was established in 2019 to support the GFCE Community in their Cyber Capacity Building efforts. The Foundation is a not-for-profit organization (a ‘Stichting’ under Dutch law), funded through several donors from all over the globe. It does not seek to make profit from the total of its activities. The Board facilitates cyber capacity building activities of its donors, in line with the mandate and strategy set by the GFCE community.
GFCE Foundation Board members are responsible for governing the Foundation, with all duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of governing an organization with a budget of a few million Euro. Because of their governing role in the organization, Board members should have broad professional experience and are required to be ethically beyond reproach. Members should also understand the cyber capacity-building field and collaborate in a diverse and global multistakeholder group.
Ideally, the Board will be composed of:
Board members prime responsibility is governing the foundation. This includes:
We aim to have expanded the Board to 5 persons by the end of Q2 of 2024. As a result, we are looking for members that combine multiple of the qualities mentioned above. Candidates should be able to allocate sufficient time to engage with the Board and be willing to travel. Time commitment will vary depending on the role within the Board, but on average, a Board member should allocate 0.1 FTE. The Board is expected to meet four times a year, twice in person, one of which will take place at the GFCE Annual Meeting. Other meetings will take place online.