Ibn Battuta has three very important advisory bodies: the Audit Committee, the Committee of Recommendations and the Advisory Council.
The Audit Committee
The Audit Committee supervises the financial policies and operations of the current treasurer. Perhaps their most important responsibility is to assess and approve the budget and the annual financial report of the board. Thanks to the Audit Committee, members do not have to be afraid that their membership fee is wrongly spent!
The current members of the Audit Committee are:
Merel Flap (Treasurer 2020-2021)
Laura Fransen (Treasurer 2019-2020)
Laurens van Egmond (Treasurer 2018-2019)
Committee of Recommendations
The Committee of Recommendations supports the goals of Ibn Battuta. These goals are aimed at orientating in the spatial sciences, stimulating of sciences and stimulating the social binding between the students of Ibn Battuta. The members of this committee have a warm heart for Ibn Battuta and support its activities. The committee consists out of people with a prominent position in the current world of spatial sciences and/or the universitary organizations.
The current members of this committee are:
- Prof. dr. Oscar Couwenberg
- Prof. dr. Phillip McCan
- Drs. Bas Eenhoorn
- MSc. Martin Boisen
- Prof. dr. Elmer Sterken
- Drs. Mark Frequin
- Drs. Hans van Tellingen
- Prof. dr. Piet Pellenbarg
- Prof. dr. Gert de Roo
- Prof. dr. Cisca Wijmenga
- Prof. dr. Johan Woltjer
The Advisory Council
The Advisory Council was founded in 2003. As the name implies, the Advisory Council confidentially advises the board on many different aspects and policies. This, for example, includes advice on policies concerning sponsorship, alumni, divisions of committees, and many other things. The Advisory Council is also regularly used to explain older (unwritten) rules that are not necessarily clear for newer members. Most of the members of the Advisory Council have been active as board members of the Association themselves, others have specific knowledge that is useful and relevant for the board. For example, there is always one member of the Advisory Council responsible for providing the board with legal assistance. Overall, the council provides a high degree of continuity for the Association and makes sure that the board has a place to go when things become unclear or difficult. The members of the council are established yearly at the third general members assembly of the academic year.