Penal Reform International (PRI) is registered in the Netherlands as an association with non-profit-making status (registration number 400025979).
Its head office is in London, UK, and it currently has four regional offices in Kazakhstan, Russia, Georgia and Jordan. It employs 13 staff in its head office and over 20 staff in its regional offices.
The key policy and governance bodies of PRI are the General Meeting, the Board and the Executive Board.
The General Meeting
The general meeting sets the policy for the organisation and will convene every year unless otherwise agreed by a previous general meeting.
The Board comprises at least nine representatives elected from and by the members of the General Meeting. Its composition aims to reflect the different regions of the world and meets once a year.
The Executive Board
The Board elects from its members an Executive Board which must consist of the Chair, the Secretary General, the Treasurer and their deputies. The Executive Board meets four times a year.
PRI Board Members
(in alphabetical order)
- Justice Imman Ali, Bangladesh
- David Daubney, Canada (Chair)
- Olawale Fapohunda, Nigeria (Deputy Secretary-General)
- Maria Eugenia Hofer Denecken, Chile
- Natalya Khutorskaya, Russia
- Juliet Lyon, UK (Secretary-General)
- Amin Mekki Medani, Sudan
- Prof. Simone Othmani-Lellouche, France
- Bryan Stevenson, USA
- Anthony Tang, HKSAR, China (Deputy Treasurer)
- Vera Tkachenko, Kazakhstan
- Prof. Anton Van Kalmthout, Netherlands (Treasurer)
- Prof. Dirk van Zyl Smit, UK (Deputy Chair)
Read biographies of our Board Members
Watch interviews with members of PRI’s Board