Governance and management

Governing BoardGoverning Board

Cochrane is an international organization but is legally registered in the United Kingdom as a UK Charity and a Limited Liability Company. Cochrane's Governing Board comprises at least 13 people, who are both Trustees of the Charity and Directors of the Company. More than half of the Trustees are elected by and from Cochrane's members; with the rest appointed by the Board and approved by the members.

The Governing Board is responsible for setting Cochrane's strategic direction and overseeing the work of the Chief Executive Officer, Editor in Chief, and Central Executive Team, which leads, coordinates and supports all the operational work across Cochrane Groups to deliver the organization's strategic goals. (See more information about our organizational structure.)

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 Tracey HoweCatherine MarshallXavier BonfillCullumGladys FabaJuan FrancoSally GreenKarsten Juhl JørgensenKaren KellyMarguerite KosterTamara KredoRae LambJordi Pardo Pardo


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Central Executive Team

Central Executive Team

Cochrane's Chief Executive Officer and Central Executive Team lead and support all work across Cochrane Groups and projects.

You can view the organogram of the Central Executive Team and learn more about each department on our Community website.

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Mark Wilson, Chief Executive OfficerKarla Soares-Weiser, Editor in ChiefToby Lasserson, Deputy Editor in ChiefJo Anthony, Head of Knowledge TranslationChris Champion, Head of People ServicesChris Mavergames, Head of Informatics & Technology ServicesCharlotte Pestridge, Head of Publishing, Research & Development Casey Early, Head of Finance Services Sylvia de Haan, Head of External Affairs & Geographic Groups' SupportLucie Binder, Head of Governance and Strategy


Editorial Board

Editorial Board

The Editorial Board is responsible for supporting Cochrane's Editor in Chief (EiC) and overseeing the review production process of Cochrane Reviews. Its main role is one of strategy and support to the Review Group Networks and EiC. They will oversee the review production process, but not have an operational influence on the work of the Networks.

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 Karla Soares-WeiserToby LassersonLisa BeroIsabelle BoutronRobert BoyleMichael BrownCindy FarquharPaul GarnerJohn LavisJane NoyesNicole SkoetzPeter TugwellSteven Woloshin



Cochrane Council

The Cochrane Council is an advisory body to the Governing Board and Central Executive Team, which ensures that Cochrane Groups retain an effective voice in Cochrane’s strategic decision-making and operational implementation.

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Vanessa JordanAgustín Ciapponi

Information Specialists

 Rene SpijkerMaria-Inti Metzendorf

Co-ordinating Editors

Robert Dellavalle Jo Morrison

Cochrane Consumer Network Executive

Rachel Plachcinski


 Craig LockwoodStefano Negrini

Geographic Groups

Lotty HooftErik von Elm

Managing Editors

Gail QuinnLiz Dooley

Methods Groups

Miranda Langendam Sarah Nevitt


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Financial and statutory reporting

Financial and statutory reporting

Cochrane is registered in the UK as a charity and prepares financial and organizational activity reports in accordance with UK Charities Act 2011 regulations and our own Articles of Association.

Cochrane's leadership presents this information to the Cochrane community for consideration and ratification each year at our organizational Annual General Meeting (AGM), held at our annual Colloquium.

Additional information about our funding structure and funders is available on the Our funders and partners page.

Archive of Annual Reviews and Financial Statements (Charity and Trading Company), 1999-2017

N.B.: The Trading Company was established in late 1998; there are therefore no financial statements for the Trading Company until 2000.