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Council and board


According to DCA’s Articles of Association (2022) Art. 10, “The Council represents DanChurchAid’s popular and church roots and the democratic structure.”

The Council elects seven members for the Board.

Art. 10 -17 establishes the composition of members of the Council, principles for election, voting and appointment of members and chair, responsibilities of the Council and the Board, meeting frequency etc.


According to act. 9 “DanChurchAid is managed by the Board”

Board members are also members of the Council, cf. § 10, stk. 15.

Søren Christian Madsen, chair
Managing Director of JPS Clemens

Solvej Gasseholm Bang, vice-chair
Project Manager, deputy at Nørre Nissum Efterskole (independent boarding school)

Jonas Kolby Laub Kristiansen, treasurer
Senior Manager, Ørsted
Chairman FDF

Roya Høvsgaard
DCA Employee representative
Senior Project Advisor

Lone Riisgaard
Assistant Professor, Institut for Samfundsvidenskab og Erhverv
Assistant Professor, International Development Research Group
Socio-Economic Research Centre, Roskilde University

Jesper Lindholm
Associate Professor, Ph.D., Department of Law, Aalborg University, Denmark

Torben Hjul Andersen
Rural Dean, Haderslev

Lærke Bruhn Elming
Stud. MSc Global Development
Member of national steering committee and Treasurer in DCA Youth

Marianne Hoff Andersen
Director in Municipality of Faxe

Jeppe Hedaa
Chairman of the board and majority shareholder for 7N
Chairman of the council in The Cathedral of Copenhagen – Church of Our Lady