Following a search and selection process initiated in December 2008, the Alliance
engaged the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to work on the architecture of the
Consortium. BCG was tasked to design a draft Consortium Constitution and draft terms of reference of its Board and CEO (or Executive Director). They started this work by interviewing Centres leadership and ‘benchmarking’ with some relatively similar external organisations. A first draft of the Constitution, and the associated terms of reference, were discussed during the Alliance May 11-13 meetings. This document was discussed at ExCo16. The draft Consortium Charter is attached.