Members of COL's Board of Governors

CHAIR

Chair, COL Board of Governors 
Vacant

Deputy Chair
Her Excellency Dr Hajo Sani
Ambassador
Permanent Delegate of Nigeria to UNESCO

 

MEMBERS

Commonwealth Secretary-General
The Right Honourable Patricia Scotland QC

 

Appointments by Major Donors:

GOVERNMENT OF AUSTRALIA E
Vacant

 

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

Chair of the Audit Committee

 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA E
Professor Sudhir K. Jain
Vice Chancellor
Banaras Hindu University

 

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

 

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

Deputy Chair of the COL Board of Governors

 

GOVERNMENT OF SOUTH AFRICA A
Professor Daniel Kgwadi
Vice Chancellor and Principal
Vaal University of Technology

GOVERNMENT OF UNITED KINGDOM A
Ms Jo Lomas
Commonwealth Envoy
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

 

Regional Appointments

AFRICA A
The Honourable Prof. Dr. Alpha T. Wurie
Minister of Technical and Higher Education
Republic of Sierra Leone

 

ASIA A
Professor Datuk Dr Asma Ismail
President
Academy of Sciences Malaysia
Malaysia

 

CARIBBEAN E
Senator the Honourable Kay S. McConney
Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training
Barbados

 

PACIFIC
The Honourable Hu’akavameiliku of Ha’asini
Prime Minister
Kingdom of Tonga

 

Appointment by the Commonwealth Secretary-General

Dr Joanna Newman E
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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