Our governance

The Oxfam International Board

Oxfam International is a foundation registered in the Hague, Netherlands, and as a foreign company limited by guarantee in the United Kingdom. The 17 Oxfam affiliates are members of the foundation and subscribe to its Constitution.

The Oxfam International Board is made up of the Chair and Director of each of our 17 affiliates and an independent Chair and Treasurer. In October 2013, Joris Voorhoeve was appointed to the role of Chair until March 2015.

The Board meets annually to ensure that the Oxfam International Secretariat is equipped to deliver its part of the Strategic and Operational Plans and oversees its Budget. The power to manage the Secretariat is delegated to the Oxfam International Executive Director.

Oxfam Affiliates

Our 17 affiliates are:

The Secretariat

The Secretariat based in Oxford, United Kingdom helps to co-ordinate the work of the confederation. We also have campaigning and advocacy staff in Addis Ababa, Brasilia, Brussels, Geneva, New York and Washington.