First meeting of the EST Canarian Foundation Board of Trustees

The first meeting of the Board of Trustees of the European Solar Telescope Canarian Foundation took place online on September 19, 2023.




The main governing body of the European Solar Telescope Fundación Canaria is its Board of Trustees. This body shall represent the Foundation and shall exercise all the powers necessary to achieve the Foundation's aims. The Board of Trustees shall administer with due diligence the patrimony of the Foundation, maintaining their productivity according to the economic and financial criteria of a good manager.

During its first meeting on September 19, 2023, the Board of Trustees went through the usual steps required by this type of organisations. In this meeting, all the Trustees confirmed their acceptance of their positions and the representatives of the main executive bodies were chosen. In this way, Manuel Collados was elected as President of the Board of Trustees and Peter Gömöry as Vice-President. The President and the Vice-President, together with trustees Jorrit Leenarts, Svetlana Berdyugina and Robertus von Fay-Siebenburgen were elected to conform the Executive Committee of the Foundation.  

The President shall, among other duties, represent the Foundation Board of Trustees in all areas of its activities, coordinate and promote the activity of the Foundation, developing its internal regulations. The Vice-President shall be responsible for substituting the President in the event of illness, absence or inability to act on the part of the President and those functions that the Foundation statutes or the President may entrust to him.

The Executive Committee is in charge of the examination of all documentation to verify compliance with the budget and the accompanying explanatory report, as well as the adoption of appropriate measures to correct any deviations that may occur. It shall also carry out all activities delegated or entrusted to it by the Board of Trustees.

In addition, in this first meeting the Board of Trustees decided upon key aspects necessary to start with the running of the newly created entity, such as the formalisation of the steps for the legal registration of the Foundation and the approval of the processes to appoint the Director and Administrator.