Members of COL's Board of Governors

CHAIR

Professor Narend Baijnath
Former Chief Executive Officer
Council on Higher Education
South Africa

 

MEMBERS

Commonwealth Secretary-General
The Right Honourable Patricia Scotland QC

Appointments by Major Donors:

GOVERNMENT OF AUSTRALIAE
Professor Belinda Tynan
Provost
Australian Catholic University

 

GOVERNMENT OF CANADAA
Mr Arif Lalani
Director–General, International Organizations
Global Affairs Canada

Chair of the Audit Committee

 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIAE
Secretary, Department of Higher Education
Ministry of Education

 

GOVERNMENT OF NEW ZEALAND E
Dr Caroline Seelig
Chief Executive
Open Polytechnic

 

GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIAA
Her Excellency Dr Hajo Sani
Ambassador
Permanent Delegate of Nigeria to UNESCO

 

GOVERNMENT OF SOUTH AFRICAA
Professor Daniel Kgwadi
Vice Chancellor and Principal
North-West University

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GOVERNMENT OF UNITED KINGDOM E
Vacant

Regional Appointments

AFRICA
Mr Armoogum Parsuramen GOSK
President
Global Rainbow Foundation
Mauritius

 

ASIAA
Professor Datuk Dr Asma Ismail
President
Academy of Sciences Malaysia
Malaysia

 

CARIBBEANA
Senator the Honourable Kay S. McConney
Minister of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology
Barbados

Deputy Chair of the COL Board of Governors

 

PACIFICA
The Honourable Hu’akavameiliku of Ha’asini
Minister of Education and Training
Kingdom of Tonga

 

Appointment by the Commonwealth Secretary-General

Dr Joanna NewmanE
Secretary General
Association of Commonwealth Universities

 

President (Ex-Officio)

Professor Asha Kanwar
President and CEO
Commonwealth of Learning

 

E Denotes member of Executive Committee
A Denotes member of Audit Committee. The Audit Committee is comprised of a minimum of three Governors and the Committee may co-opt other members to bring specific expertise as an External Member. Ms Helen Worth has served in this capacity from February 2015.

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