The Board of Trustees is the highest governing body of the A.M. Qattan Foundation. It has ultimate responsibility for setting the overall policies and strategies, overseeing programmes and activities, monitoring and evaluating the legal and financial position of the Foundation, as well as providing the resources for its sustainability and advancement.
The Board has been reviewing its governance structure with a view to expanding its membership to include independent specialists and professionals. In June 2012, Nadia Hijab joined the Board as its first member from outside the Al-Qattan family, followed by Abla Maayah who joined the Board in 2014. Further Board expansion is expected in the near future. Other Al-Qattan family members over the age of 30 retain a close though informal relationship with the Board through an honorary family council.
Merit and excellence are at the basis of the Foundation’s staffing policy, which has a strict policy against discrimination based on gender, ethnic or confessional and party-political allegiance.. Currently more than 80 staff members work at the A.M. Qattan Foundation offices in London, Ramallah, and Gaza, 45% of whom are women.
The Director General is the highest-ranking administrator in charge of overall management of the Foundation, and the main liaison with the Board of Trustees. Consultations on strategy, policies and work plans are carried out through the Management Committee.