The IRC Supervisory Board is comprised of uneven number of members. The Board approves the annual plans, the annual accounts, the annual report and the annual budget.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board - Mr Robert Bos
Robert Bos is the former Coordinator of the Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health Unit in the World Health Organization (WHO). In this function, he headed WHO's efforts in normative water quality work and in monitoring access to drinking-water and sanitation.
In February 2013 he completed his 32 year service as a Public Health Biologist with WHO and he now is an independent consultant in public health, water and environment, based in Geneva, Switzerland. He holds M.Sc. degrees from the University of Amsterdam in medical biology, and in basic and clinical immunology.
Mr Henk den Boer
Henk den Boer has joined the Supervisory Board in May 2014 and will specifically pay attention to financial aspects – supporting the board’s audit committee.
Since 2006 Henk has had his own consultancy firm doing a range of senior consultancy jobs in the Netherlands and internationally, focusing on finance, strategy, organisation and mediation. Before that he was among others a senior partner at PriceWaterHouseCoopers.
He also has commitments in the following organisations:
Member of the Supervisory Board De Waal Autogroep BV
Member of Foundation Administratiekantoor Tigchelaar BV
Member of the Supervisory Board Foundation Mr. Piket
Member of the initiators group and board member of Foundation Hospice Westland
Arbitrator via the Ned. Arbitrage Instituut
Board member of Foundation Sociaal Plan PSO
Ms Meera Mehta
Meera Mehta is a Professor at the Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology University (CEPT University), India. She teaches Urban Finance and Development Studies, and manages a major research programme on urban water supply and sanitation. She is a member of the Stockholm-based Steering Committee of the Global Water Partnership (GWP). She earlier worked with the World Bank in India and its Water and Sanitation Program in Africa, and the USAID FIRE-D project in India.
Dr. Mehta has consulted for several international agencies (World Bank, ADB, DFID, UNICEF, USAID and Government of the Netherlands), and non-profits (Gates Foundation and WaterAid). She has written extensively on housing, urban development, water and sanitation and infrastructure finance. Dr Mehta studied Architecture, Urban Planning and has a Ph.D. in economics.
Mr Emiel Wegelin
Emiel Wegelin, a Dutch national, is an international urban economist (PhD in Economics, University of Amsterdam, 1977) with more than 40 years of experience in a wide range of advisory and capacity building assignments across the world. Emiel has worked with a wide range of international institutions including IADB, ADB, World Bank, UNDP, UN-Habitat, and bilateral external support agencies, such as DGIS, GIZ (formerly GTZ), and SDC.
Crrently Emiel is the Director of UrbAct - International Advisory Services for Urban Action in Rotterdam, Netherlands, a position he also held during 2001-2007. During 2007-2012 Emiel was the GIZ Program Coordinator for the ADB- , BMZ -, Sida -, Austria - and Shanghai Municipal Government supported Asia-wide Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA), based in Manila, the Philippines.
Emiel has lived and worked on long-term assignments abroad for more than 20 years, mainly in Asia.
Mr Louis C. Boorstin
Louis is Managing Director of the Osprey Foundation, where he leads programmes on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and sustainable energy. In addition to managing a portfolio of grants and impact investments, Louis works to advance these sectors through wide-scale systems change.
From 2005-2013, Louis founded and led the WASH programme at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, building a cross-disciplinary team and a grant portfolio of more than US$ 400 million. Prior to that, he worked for 15 years at the International Finance Corporation, where he led the environmental finance team from 1997 to 2004. In that capacity, he helped pioneer the impact investing field by building a portfolio of over 30 ventures.
Louis currently sits on several boards and serves as a senior adviser to social ventures and non-profits. He holds a BA in economics from Yale University and an MBA and MA (Development Economics) from Stanford University.
Ms Clarissa Brocklehurst
Clarissa Brocklehurst is a water supply and sanitation specialist with broad global experience. Clarissa previously served as the Chief of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene at UNICEF, leading the team that advises and provides technical support to the 100 country-level WASH programmes run by UNICEF. She is currently a senior advisor to the Sanitation and Water for All partnership. Clarissa has also played a role in development of strategy and advocacy for the global water supply and sanitation sector, and serves on several technical advisory groups for sector initiatives. She is an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering of the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a consultant, she works for a variety of clients including the World Bank, UNICEF and WHO, and has advised governments on water and sanitation sector reform to benefit the poor.