Strategic direction is given by the Board, which meets four times a year. The Board’s work programme is facilitated by the Executive Committee – composed of the Chairman, the Vice-Chairman and the Treasurer. The General Members, composed of all the Association’s Effective and Associate Members, meet twice a year.

The ECA is supported by a Brussels-based Secretariat, which assists 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’ expertise. Technical issues are dealt with by specific Working Groups & Taskforces.

The Board and the Executive Committee members are elected every 2 years. The Board is currently composed of 11 members: 5 processors, 3 traders and 3 logistics members. The chairmanship is based on 2-year rotation periods. The Executive Committee is composed of one member of each category (Logistics, Processor, Trader).

ECA’s strategic direction is discussed and developed by the ECA Board, in conjunction with the Director General. Board proposals regarding budgets and the accounts of the Association, appointment or dismissal of Board members, exclusion of members are submitted for approval to the General Members.

The ECA bylaws & ECA’s Competition Compliance are available for consultation here.

Organising structure