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 12 members: 6 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 Secretary General. Board proposals regarding budgets, admission or exclusion of members and Board members are submitted for approval to the General Members.
- General Members Meeting: Elections & Budget
- Board: Strategic direction
- Executive Committee: Oversight of operations
- Secretariat: Information sharing and recommendations to the Executive Committee and Board & Day-to-Day management