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 has four regional offices in Kazakhstan, Russia, Georgia and Jordan. It employs 11 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. The composition of the Board aims to reflect the different regions of the world. The board 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 may also comprise regional secretaries and other executive functions as appropriate. The Executive Board meets four times a year.
Click here to watch interviews with members of PRI's Executive Board
PRI Board Members
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 (Treasurer)
Vera Tkachenko, Kazakhstan (Deputy Chair)
Prof. Anton Van Kalmthout, Netherlands
Prof. Dirk van Zyl Smit, UK
About our Board members
Click here to read biographies of the PRI Board
See Board member Bryan Stevenson, also Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, speaking about injustice