Board of Directors

The ICN Board of Directors numbers 14 and is comprised of the President, three Vice Presidents and 10 members elected on the basis of ICN voting areas. All members must meet the ICN definition of nurse and be in good standing in an ICN member association. No member of the Board of Directors shall serve more than two consecutive terms of office.

Functions of the Board:

The Board serves as the agent of the Council of National Nursing Association Representatives (CNR) and establishes and carries out policy consistent with the framework established by CNR. Functions include those designated by the constitution and those common to all Boards of Directors and are related to setting and monitoring of policy. The implementation of policy and general management of ICN are the responsibility of the Chief Executive Officer and ICN staff.

Members of the ICN Board of Directors are elected to represent nurses and nursing worldwide. They are not the representative of any country or region. However, the country of origin of each Board Member is shown in the attached list for the purposes of demographic interest.

Photo Board

Annette Kennedy President (Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation)
Pamela Cipriano First Vice-President (American Nurses Association)
Thembeka Gwagwa Second Vice-President (Democratic Nursing Organization of South Africa)
Sung Rae Shin Third Vice-President (Korean Nurses Association)
Fatima Al Rifai (Emirates Nursing Association)
Ioannis Leontiou (Cyprus Nurses and Midwives Association)
Karen Bjoro (Norwegian Nurses Organisation)
Brigita Skela-Savic (Nurses and Midwives Association of Slovenia)
Roswitha Koch (Association Suisse des Infirmières/Infirmiers)
Maria Eulália Juvé (Consejo General de Enfermería de España)
Lisa Little (Canadian Nurses Association)
Erika Caballero (Colegio de Enfermeras de Chile A.G.)
Lian-Hua Huang (Taiwan Nurses Association)
Wu Ying (Chinese Nursing Association)