GCP’s governance process is a multi-stakeholder structure which represents all relevant stakeholder groups directly involved in the coffee supply chain, namely producer organizations, coffee trade and industry and civil society organizations.
The Board is the operational, political and strategic decision making body of the Global Coffee Platform, acting under the overall mandate and guidance established by the Membership Assembly. Its composition reflects the open, inclusive and multi-stakeholder character of the Global Coffee Platform.
The GCP Board consists of up to 16 seats filled by individuals within the GCP Membership.
13 seats are elected by the entire GCP Membership, for a 3-year term, with options for re-election:
Four Board seats
are for coffee producer representatives;
for trade representatives;
for coffee industry representatives (with three seats for roasters, thereof at least one representing small/ mediums sized companies, and one for retailers)
for Civil Society organizations.
The GCP Board guides the strategic direction of the organization and oversees and endorses the annual work plans and budgets. It comes together at least three times a year and is supported by four sub-committees:
Nominations and Elections Committee, Finance Committee, HR Committee, and Technical Committee.
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Senior Management Team
GCP’s Senior Management Team directs the organization’s day-to-day activities around the world. It’s made up of the Executive Director, the Deputy Director and the Director Finance and Operations.
Finance & Operations Director
Director Programs and Corporate Partnerships
Competition law, policies and code
GCP has committed to the concept of pre-competitive collaboration. GCP Members are asked to strictly adhere to its competition law policy at all times. No discussions of agreements or concerted actions that may restrain competition are allowed. This prohibition includes discussions of current or future prices, margins, discounts, the timing of price changes, costs, capacities, customers, suppliers, product and marketing plans, sales projections, credit terms, or other competitively sensitive information relating to your business.