The KVAB is represented by its chairperson and permanent secretary, who are both elected among the members. Most of the KVAB's activities are coordinated by (one of) four Classes, each being run by a director.
The chairperson, vice-chairperson, permanent secretary and directors of the four Classes together form the Bureau of the Academy, which takes operational policy decisions. The Board of Directors is the KVAB’s strategic policy body, composed of members of the Bureau, supplemented by three additional representatives per Class.
The chairperson presides over the General Assemblies and Meetings of the Bureau and the Board of Directors. If the chairperson is unable to attend the meetings, they are chaired by the vice-chairperson. The permanent secretary heads the Academy’s administration and manages its staff.
The Articles of Association, published in the Official Gazette, constitute the legal framework for the activities of the Academy. Its internal operations are governed by the house rules, which are available to members.
Chairperson and vice-chairperson
The Academy is represented by the chairperson and the permanent secretary. The General Assembly elects the chairperson and vice-chairperson by secret ballot. Their election is valid for a period of two years starting on 1 January.
In urgent matters, the chairperson may take decisions in conjunction with the permanent secretary. The chairperson presides over the general meetings of the Academy and the meetings of the Bureau and the Board of Directors. If the chairperson is unable to attend the meetings, they are chaired by the vice-chairman
The current Permanent Secretary of the Academy is .The permanent secretary takes initiatives and makes the necessary proposals to achieve the Academy’s objectives. The permanent secretary heads the Academy’s administration and manages its staff.
The Permanent Secretary is allowed to attend all Class and committee meetings. He/she has the right to vote in his/her own Class.
The Academy is represented by the chairperson and the permanent secretary.
The Permanent Secretary is a member of the Bureau and the Academy’s Board of Directors. During the Public General Assembly in December, the permanent secretary reports on the activities of the past year.
The Permanent Secretary, who is elected by secret ballot among the ordinary members, has a full-time mandate, which lasts 4 years and is renewable.
Board of Directors