CEN and CENELEC each have their own respective governance bodies (General Assembly, Administrative Board, Technical Board, Advisory Bodies and Technical Bodies).
The European Standardization Organizations 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 a governing body created jointly by CEN and CENELEC and mandated by the Administrative Boards of both organizations to manage and administer non-sector specific policies and joint actions in relation to matters of common interest.
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 2016
Mr Friedrich Smaxwil (CEN) acts as Chairman Presidential Committee 2016
and Mr Bernhard Thies (CENELEC)
CEN President Elect: Mr Vincent Laflèche
The Vice Presidents:
Finance: Mr Piet-Hein Daverveldt (CEN), Mr Topič (CENELEC);
Policy: Mr Scott Steedman (CEN), Mr Wim de Kesel (CENELEC);
Technical : Mrs Gudrún Rögnvaldardóttir (CEN), Mr Maurice Buckley (CENELEC).
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.