Operational level (situaties until 15 March, 2013)


Boards of Directors

There are two Boards of Directors within Belgian Red Cross-Flanders: one for Humanitarian Services and one for the Blood Service. The Boards of Directors are responsible for the day-to-day and operational management of the organization and take autonomous decisions on operational issues based on the objectives laid down for them by their respective Governing Boards. The Boards of Directors are chaired by the Chief Executive Officer.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR HUMANITARIAN SERVICES

Meetings
In 2012, the Board of Directors for Humanitarian Services met on January 12 and 26, February 9, March 1 and 14, April 5 and 26, May 24, June 7 and 21, July 26, August 30, September 13 and 27, October 11 and 25, November 8 and 22 and December 6 and 20.

Members
Voting members:
Philippe Vandekerckhove, Chief Executive Officer (Chairman)
Stefan Beerten, Provincial President, Limburg
André Brems, Provincial President, Antwerp (until December 31, 2012)
Pol Casteleyn, Provincial President, Flemish Brabant
Roger Mottard, President, Brussels-Capital Region (until September 15, 2012)
Frank Slootmans, Provincial President, West Flanders
Luc Van Hauwenhuyse, Provincial President, East Flanders

Non-voting members:
Luc Botten, Finance and Administration Director
Peter Catry, HR Director
Filip Rylant, Communication & Fundraising Director
Katja Verhelst, Humanitarian Services Director

BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR THE BLOOD SERVICE

Meetings
In 2012, the Board of Directors for the Blood Service met on January 10, February 7 and 28, March 13, April 3 and 24, May 8 and 22, June 5 and 21, August 28, September 11 and 25, October 23, November 20  and December 4 and 18.

Members
Philippe Vandekerckhove, Chief Executive Officer (Chairman)
Luc Botten, Finance and Administration Director
Peter Catry, HR Director
Jan Ceulemans, QA Manager
Veerle Compernolle,  Medical Director
Filip Rylant, Communication & Fundraising Director
Wilfried Vantyghem, Operational Director

Advisory bodies

MEDICAL COMMITTEE OF THE BLOOD SERVICE

Meetings
In 2012, the Medical Committee of the Blood Service met on January 10 and 24, February 7 and 28, March 13, April 3 and 24, May 22, June 5 and 19, July 3, August 14 and 28, September 11 and 25, October 23, November 20 and December 4 and 18.

Members
Dr. Veerle Compernolle, Medical Director (Chairwoman)
Dr. Martine Baeten, Deputy Medical Director and medical expert on blood-taking
Jan Ceulemans, QA Manager
Dr. José Coene, clinical biologist, medical expert in the preparation and distribution of blood products
Dr. Dominique De Bleser, clinical biologist, medical expert in stem cell processing
Ap. Annie Desmet, clinical biologist, medical expert - donor laboratory
Prof. dr. Marie-Paule Emonds, clinical biologist, medical expert HILA
Prof. dr. Philippe Vandekerckhove, Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Anne Vanhonsebrouck, clinical biologist, medical expert in immunohematology

MEDICAL COMMITTEE OF THE HUMANITARIAN SERVICES

Meetings
In 2012, the Medical Committee of the Humanitarian Services met on March 23, September 7 and November 9.

Members
Prof. dr. Paul Broos (Chairman); Dr. Martine Baeten, Deputy Medical Director of the Blood Service; Dr. Cor Bellanger, medical expert (until December 31, 2012); Dr. Eric De Reu, representative of the Minister for Defense (until April 1, 2012); Dr. Thierry Lafullarde, Chief Physician for the province of Antwerp; Dr. Luc Schollaert, representative of the Minister for Defense (until December 31, 2012); Dr. Karel Vandevelde, Chief Physician for the province of West Flanders; Dr. Marc Van Goethem, Chief Physician for the province of East Flanders; Dr. Jan Van Heuverswyn, representative of the Flemish Minister for Public Health; Dr. Marc Vanpoecke, Chief Physician for the province of Limburg and Dr. Pascal Vranckx, Chief Physician for the province of Flemish Brabant.

PERMANENT ADVISORY COMMITTEES

There are permanent Advisory Committees for all disciplines within Belgian Red Cross-Flanders. These Advisory Committees reflect the expertise within the various disciplines and advise both on existing problems and new opportunities arising within their respective field of operation.

The various Advisory Committees met on the following dates during 2012:

Advisory Committee on Communication & Fundraising: November 19 – chaired by Diane Solon (until December 31, 2012) – Wim Van Nieuwenhove (as of January 1, 2013)

Advisory Committee on the Social Intervention Service: February 8, June 16, October 19 and November 23 – chaired by Manu Heyse

Advisory Committee on the Relief Service: January 12, March 7, May 11, June 27, September 24  and November 8 – chaired by Johan Gillebeert

Advisory Committee on International Cooperation: May 21 and November 7 – chaired by Jan Standaert
Advisory Committee on Red Cross Youth: February 8, March 21, April 17, September 23, October 6 and November 30 – chaired by Leni Sannen (until December 31, 2012) - Melissa Bastiaen (as of January 1, 2013)

Advisory Committee on Social Welfare: January 13, May 11, September 20, October 9 and November 23 – chaired by Lut Swennen

Advisory Committee on Education: January 28, March 28, June 20, November 14 and December 22 – chaired by Vic Valgaeren (until December 31, 2012)

Advisory Committee on Zorgbib: February 27, May 2, September 20 and November 16 – chaired by Yolanda Simons

TEMPORARY ADVISORY GROUPS

Alongside the permanent Advisory Committees, the governing bodies may also set up ad hoc committees or temporary working groups to look into a specific topic.

The following ad hoc working groups were active in 2012:

  • Working group on the complaints procedure – chaired by Dirk Huyghe
  • Working group on provincial offices – chaired by Luc Van Hauwenhuyse
  • Working group on vehicle procurement – chaired by André Brems.
Related items:

Management and policy levels (situation until 15 March, 2013)

External offices held by members of the Community Council, Governing Boards and Boards of Directors

Memberships

Works Council (situation until March 15, 2013)

Committee for Prevention and Protection in the Workplace (situation until 15 March, 2013)