The Board of directors of the OB-PS consists of members who have been nominated from amongst the membership to serve on the Board. Currently, they serve for a period of five years, although that is currently under discussion, and the Board can consist of up to 15 members.
The Board has the responsibility of directing the policy of the Society, taking care of its business in between Members’ meetings, and giving reports to the members at their meetings during the Events. They are also actively involved in the recruitment of new OB-PS members.
Since they only meet once or twice a year, much of their business is undertaken by telephone and email. The Board is led by the President, Vibeke Riemer from Denmark, and the Vice-President, Ginny Radford from New Zealand. The countries represented by the Board members very much reflect those of the membership, and include representatives from (bottom row from left to right) USA - Mary Ellen Snow, Canada - Sally Palm, New Zealand - Ginny Radford, HRH Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Denmark - Vibeke Riemer, Australia -Janette Gibson, UK - Alison Spurway. (Top row from left to right) Japan - Reiko Suzuki, UAE - Dr. Nourah Al Midfa, USA - Betsy LaMacchia, Hong Kong - Pearl Lee, Korea - BumSoon Jung, Philippines - Susan Locsin, USA - Connie Matsui. Board member not in the photograph, Denmark - Helle Bechgaard.
The Patron of the Society, HRH Princess Benedikte of Denmark, is an active participant in Board meetings, and attends each meeting.