Organizational structure of the GAAS
The terms of reference, tasks and duties of the Members, the Board of Directors and the Secretary are defined by the Bylaws and the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The highest level of authority in GAAS is the Members in a General Meeting. General Meetings make decisions and lay down policy in the name of the members. The Board is responsible for legal actions to be carried out on behalf of the members, for developing broad policy directions for GAAS and for ensuring that the day-to-day work of GAAS is carried out in accordance with policies approved by members.
The Executive Committee is responsible to the Board of Directors for the day-to-day work of GAAS on the basis of decisions made by the Members and directions by the Board of Directors.
The operations of all GAAS Committees and Subordinate Groups, including the Executive Committee, are subject to the GAAS General Procedures (ref GAAS PR 2 - see Publications).
The relationships between the various parts of the organisation of GAAS can be found in GAAS PL 5 which can be downloaded from Publications, Policy Documents.