CEN and CENELEC each have their own respective governance bodies (General Assembly, Administrative Board, Technical Board, Advisory Bodies and Technical Bodies).
The European Standards Organisations have created a joint structure to facilitate cooperation on strategic matters of common interests: the CEN-CENELEC Presidential Committee.
The Presidential Committee
The CEN and CENELEC Presidential Committee (PC) is mandated by the Administrative Boards of both organisations to manage and administer common policies and joint actions in relation to matters of common interest. Common strategic issues include: innovation and research, international cooperation, common communications and visibility policy, etc.
In areas where it has been decided to develop joint work on topics of common interest, the PC may set up advisory bodies or groups of experts. Such topics include: the representation and promotion of the European Standardization System outside Europe; and the connections between standardisation, research and innovation.
The PC is composed of the two Presidents of CEN and CENELEC, the Presidents-Elect, the six Vice Presidents and the Director General of CEN and CENELEC.
Presidential Committee 2013
The Presidents: Mr Friedrich Smaxwil (CEN) and Mr Tore Bloch Trondvold (CENELEC)
The Vice Presidents:
Finance: Mr Claude Breining (CENELEC), Mr Jorge Marques dos Santos (CEN);
Policy: Mr Doede Bakker (CENELEC), Mr Scott Steedman (CEN);
Technical : Mr Carlo Masetti (CENELEC), Mrs Gudrún Rögnvaldardóttir (CEN).
Secretary: Elena Santiago Cid, CEN and CENELEC Director General
The PC meets at least twice each year and reports to the Administrative Boards of both CEN and CENELEC.