The Council comprises one representative, generally the managing partner, from each voting member, and represents the members of BDO International Limited in general meeting. In 2015 there were 112 Council Members. The Council is chaired by the Council Chairman, elected among the existing Council Members by the Council upon nomination by the Global Board. Currently the Council Chairman is Werner Schiesser, managing partner of BDO Switzerland.
The Council approves the BDO network’s budget, appoints the Global Board and approves any changes to the Articles and Regulations of BDO International Limited. The Council meets at least once a year, during BDO’s Annual Conference, and more if the Council Chairman and/or the Secretary of BDO International Limited consider this necessary or appropriate, or upon request of a certain number of Council Members.