Paper by John Dillon, based on his experience as a board member and chairman, on the tasks and performance of IARC boards. The paper presents an extensive overview of the roles, duties, powers, and practical operation of boards. It covers, among other things, the roles of various board committees, as well as the chairman. Also selection criteria, recruitment, and rotation of board members, and the function of nomination committees.
Dillon assumes his readers are familiar with the Lowell Hardin 1984 paper, Roles, Relationships and Responsibilities of Trustees of International Agricultural Research Centers. He maintains a consistently light touch. The page numbers are not legible in this document, but paragraph numbers provide a workable substitute. This paper has no official status, but has been widely distributed to members of IARC boards as part of their briefing process.