Governing board

The Foundation is directed by a Governing Board which was from the outset composed of nine members (this number may be increased):

  • 5 members, acting in their capacity as founders
  • 2 qualified personalities, elected for 4 years
  • 2 members representing teachers and researchers, elected for 4 years

 

The governing board elects a president and treasurer among its members, for a four year, renewable term. The president proposes the nomination of a vice-president to the board.

Through lengthy discussion, the governing board:

  • approves the Foundation’s development strategy and monitors its execution ;
  • authorizes multi-year agreements with the founders;
  • makes decisions on agreements signed with the local authorities, businesses, associations, research establishments;
  • votes on the budget and any changes to it;
  • adopts the activity report on the scientific and financial situation of the foundation.

 

Members of the Governing Board as of the 22nd of May 2014

As Founding Members:

President of the Fondation: Daniel Rouan, member of the Académie des Sciences

Vice-president : Odile Macchi, member of the Académie des Sciences
Treasury: Odile Macchi, member of the Académie des Sciences, Jean-François Bach, Permanent secretary of the Académie des Sciences
Marc Mézard, Director of the École normale supérieure
Jean-François Pinton, President  of the École normale supérieure de Lyon

 

Qualified personalities:

Sir John Holman, chemist, Professor at the University of York (UK), Founder of the British network of National Science Learning Centers
Claude Thélot, Honorary Master Advisor at the Court of Auditors

The chief superintendant of the Academy of Paris, chancellor of universities, is a government auditor; he or his representative attends the board’s meetings in an advisory capacity.

 

Teachers' and researchers’ representatives:

Frédéric Pérez, member of the Foundation
David Wilgenbus, member of the Foundation

 

Pierre Léna, member of the Académie des Sciences, Honorary President and former President of the Fondation La main à la pâte is a permanent guest to the board meetings in an advisory capacity.