Board of Directors

The Board of Directors:

  • is organised between the Executive Board and Management Board;
  • is the primary decision-making body of the Association; 
  • is entitled to take any decisions and/or actions which are considered necessary for achieving the Association’s goals;
  • has the responsibility of backing up the CEO in managing the Association, by setting targets, elaborating the general strategy, and implementing the Association’s policies.

The Board of Directors is elected by CORTE Full Members in accordance with the CORTE Statutes. It is composed of CORTE Members respresenting the three categories present in the CORTE membership (Full Members, Associate Members and Observers). 

A new CORTE Board of Directors and structure was elected in 2013. The CORTE Board Directors recently agreed on a proposal to change the Board structure. The recent changes in the Board structure introduce two entities: the Management Board and the Executive Board. The Executive Board functions as the primary motor for CORTE activities. The Management Board is in charge of managing the organisation.

CORTE activities are expanding and our influence is growing. The structure has therefore two main objectives: (1) to give maximum weight to CORTE activities by having one dedicated high-level group (the Executive Board) in charge of activities only; (2) to concentrate management skills into the Management Board.

Management Board

The Management Board of Directors is the primary decision-making body of the Association and is entitled to take any decisions and/or actions which are considered necessary for achieving the Association’s purposes as specified in the Association’s Statutes.

The Management Board of Directors has the responsibility of managing the Association, thus sets operational objectives (based on a proposal issued by the Executive Board), elaborates general strategy and determines the results that are necessary for this.

FULL MEMBERS
Organisations - CORTE Members Represented By
Hungary (Hungarian National Transport Authority) György URBAN / Arpad GORDOS (CORTE President)
Luxembourg (Société Nationale de Circulation Automobile) Camille GONDERINGER
Romania (Romanian Road Transport Authority ) Corina LI
Serbia (Road Traffic Safety Agency) Jovica VASILJEVIC
Executive Board

The Executive Board of Directors is entrusted for:

  • the proposal of Association’s operational objectives;
  • the implementation of the Association's operational objectives and more generally of the policy and strategy defined by the Management Board;
  • is responsible for recommendations and policy statements made in the name of the Association;
  • is responsible for the quality and completeness of the published technical reports, documents and other deliverables.
FULL MEMBERS
Organisations - CORTE Members Represented By
Belgium (IBSR) Jean-François GAILLET
Croatia (Ministry of Transport) Ivan KESIC
Luxembourg (Société Nationale de Circulation Automobile) Serge MULLER
Netherlands (Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate) Hans DRIJER
Norway (Norwegian Public Roads Administration) Bjarne SANDNES
Sweden (Swedish Transport Agency) Hans ERIKSSON
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
Organisations - CORTE Members Represented By
International Road Union (IRU) Michael NIELSEN
Sweden Transport Gruppen Lars ANDERSSON
OBSERVERS
Organisations - CORTE Members Represented By
Semmler Ralf SEMMLER
Stoneridge Arne LOHAGE
Coordination Between the Management Board and Executive Board

The Management Board of Directors has its own Chairperson. The Chairperson facilitates the effective contribution of all Directors and promotes constructive relations between Management Board members and between the Management Board, the Executive Board, the CEO and the CORTE Secretariat. The CEO takes part to both the Management and the Executive Boards.

The Management and Executive Boards of Directors are supported by the Brussels-based Secretariat which implements all decisions and ensures liaison between the association and the European and international institutions as well as with the other stakeholders in Brussels and anywhere else. The Brussels-based Secretariat is placed under the responsibility of the CEO.