Strategic direction is given by the Board, which meets 3 to 4 times a year. The Board’s work programme is facilitated by the Executive Committee. The General Assembly, composed of all the association’s Effective Members, meets twice yearly.
The ECA is supported by a Brussels-based Secretariat, which will assist in the aims of researching and implementing adequate solutions to any matter affecting the industry. The ECA secretariat has a limited staff but relies on its members' corporate and company's expertise. Technical issues are dealt with in Working Groups.
The Board Members and the Executive Committee are elected every 2 years. The Board is composed of at least 9 members, currently: 3 converters, 3 traders and 3 logistics members. The chairmanship is on a rotation basis. The Executive Committee is composed of 1 member of each category.
Chairman: Scott Walker (ADM)
Vice-Chair: Patrick de Boussac (Touton SA)
Treasurer: Matthias D’Hondt (Molenbergnatie)
Eric André (Unicontrol)
Wim Groen (Theobroma)
Jos de Loor (Cargill)
Gerry Manley (Olam)
Karel Menu (Delfi Cocoa)
Steven Retzlaff (Barry-Callebaut)
Filipa Secretin (Nederland)
Martin Versteeg (Sitos)
Anthony Ward (Armajaro)
General Secretary: Isabelle Adam
EU Affairs Manager: Catherine Entzminger
Office Administrator: Benedikte Buhl