Alongside the Board of Governors, Director General, and Senior Leadership Team, the International Baccalaureate® (IB) has councils and boards that support the organization in its functions.
Below, the information on the Heads Council and Regional Councils refers to IB regions. You can read about the IB in each region – Africa, Europe, Middle East; the Americas; Asia-Pacific – on this website.
Consisting of 11 members, this council serves as an advisory group to the Director General. It assists with issues that affect IB World Schools.
Members are elected by IB World School heads, with four members from each IB region.
|Karin Henrekson Ahlberg
International School of the Stockholm Region, Sweden
International School of Uganda, Uganda
Vienna International School, Austria
|Luis Eduardo Rivas
The English School, Colombia
International School Bangkok, Thailand
International School of the Hague, Netherlands
Tanglin Trust School, Singapore
Dwight School, USA
St. John’s Kilmarnock School, Canada
Pembroke School, Australia
The Metropolitan School of Panama, Panama
There are three Regional Councils at the IB: one to represent each IB region.
Each Regional Council serves as a strategic advisory board for one of the three regional directors, and provides information and assistance related to IB issues in the region.
There are 13 members in each council:
- six heads of IB World Schools, two of which are nominated by the Heads Council
- seven other members, bringing a wide range of skills and experience based on the strategic needs of the region.
The IB Examining Board comprises all chief examiners of the IB's Diploma Programme (DP).
It supports the Chief Assessment Officer, a member of the IB's Senior Leadership Team (SLT), by offering expertise and informed discussion on practices and policy. This helps to maintain the quality and standards of assessments and curricula at the IB.
Its main other activities are to:
- ensure that all IB examiners can exercise their academic judgment in assessment matters
- hold to account their representatives of the Final Award Committee, the body that formally awards the IB diploma and certificates to students, to ensure that academic standards are maintained in DP assessments
- ensure that the Chief Assessment Officer is aware of any potential academic challenges to the mission of the IB, which is in turn reported to the Board of Governors.
The chief examiners elect a Chair and Vice Chair of the Examing Board, as well as one representative from each of the DP's six subject groups. Those representatives are part of a number of IB committees.
The Chair of the Examining Board is a member of the IB Board of Governors, holding the position as a result of their status. He or she acts as a liaison between the two bodies.
Read about assessment in the DP.