The Finance Committee ensures long term financial welfare of ILTS, advises on management of the Fund for Education and oversees the annual budget and investments.

Key aims:

  1. To ensure long term financial welfare of the society,
  2. To oversee ILTS annual budget and investments, and to recommend adjustments in expenditure and investment strategy when appropriate,
  3. To oversee and advise on the management of the ILTS Members’ Fund for Education.

Key tasks and dates:

  1. Review current year’s expenditure and following year’s proposed budget in December, and report twice yearly to ILTS Council: January-February written report for Winter Council Meeting agenda book (chair to attend in person if requested by Executive); May-June: written report for Annual Congress council meeting agenda book and chair to present in person.
  2. Meet at Annual Congress to review recent activities and member feedback, discuss council input from the most recent Council Meeting and develop an agenda for the following year
  3. Review online applications for committee membership annually (January-March) and nominate replacements for members expiring in that year. The process as per ILTS Committees Policy, to be completed four weeks before the Annual Congress

Key performance metric: Satisfactory reports to ILTS Council

Committee Members:

  • Mark Ghobrial, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCSChair {2019-2022} and Affiliated Councilor Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
  • Claus Niemann, MD {2020-2023} University of California San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
  • Chok Siu Ho Kenneth, MD {2018-2021} University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  • Dermot Ryan, {2020-2023} Berlin, Germany

*Committee terms shown in brackets

Committee Terms of Reference