IWCF Management Structure
The International Well Control Forum (IWCF) was registered on 1st December 1992.
IWCF is a non-profit membership organisation registered at The Dutch Chamber of Commerce in The Hague.
An International Board of Directors consisting of elected members from the National or Regional Branches agree
the policy and procedures for the management of the Forum.
An international office under the direction of a Chief Executive Officer implements Board policy and manages the day-to-day activities of the Forum.
The IWCF pays the travelling and accommodation costs for elected Branch members attending international Board meetings.
Seven European countries founded the IWCF in 1992. Each of these countries, through their National Branches, provided two members for the International Board from December 1992 to September 2001.
In March 2000 the Board agreed to review the composition of the International Board in order to extend the representation to IWCF members worldwide.
The changes to the IWCF constitution to enable the extension of Board representation were officially implemented in September 2001.
The composition of the new IWCF International Board is one voting member from each of the seven founder countries and one voting member from seven new Regional Branches to be established as and when members in those regions choose to form regional branches.
Under this new arrangement each Branch may elect two members, one primary (voting member) and one alternate member, to attend IWCF International Board meetings. The alternate member is authorised to vote on behalf of a Branch in the absence of the primary member
The IWCF has no corporate relationship with an IWCF Branch, and the IWCF bears no legal responsibility for the indebtedness of, or for any acts of misconduct by, a Branch or its members, and cannot be sued jointly with a Branch.
A Branch establishes its own constitution. However, every Branch must include the following conditions in its constitution: -
Each member company registered as an IWCF member in a specific region is a de-facto member of the regional branch.
Each member company is allowed only one vote in Branch proceedings.
A Branch must elect, from among its members, a Chairman and a Vice-Chairman.
A Branch may appoint an honorary Secretary/Treasurer who is not employed by an IWCF Member company.
A Branch may register as an official ‘Not for Profit’ organisation in one of the countries in the region if agreed by a majority of all the members in that region.
A Branch must elect, from among its members, a primary (voting member) and an alternate (non-voting) member to serve on the IWCF International Board for a maximum period of three years.