The Board members are seasoned experts chosen from the upper ranks of development professionals, academia, the private sector and civil society. Also, it has an institutional advisory panel that is consulted periodically on important and strategic decisions and activities. The Managing Director leads HESPI’s management team and is assisted by an Associate Managing Director, country office and area directors, programs and department directors and senior research fellows. The core technical staff is complemented by associates and senior associates that provide advice technical support and in some cases are selected for, on competitive procedures, for consultancies or as contributors to research outputs.