he Foundation is governed by French law and supervised by a Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees has 12 members and meets twice a year.
Patrice Caine, CEO of Thales, is Chairman of the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is responsible for general policy decisions. The Board determines the Foundation’s societal objectives, ratifies the choice of pilot programmes and projects selected for Foundation support, and approves the budget.
Two committees — one for each area of focus — assist the Board of Trustees. Each committee has 10 members. These committees select projects proposed by employees through the Call for Projects and submit them to the Board of Trustees for approval.
The Foundation is managed by an Executive Director, Matt Pothecary, VP Group Communications.
The Foundation facilitates a network of correspondents and ambassadors tasked with promoting the Foundation’s activities and mobilising Thales employees around the Foundation’s projects.
- Patrice Caine
CEO of Thales
- Isabelle Simon
Group Secretary and General Counsel
- Pascale Sourisse
Senior Executive Vice-President, International Development
- Kathy Jenkins
VP International Human Resources
- Marko Erman
Senior Vice President, Group Chief Technical Officer
- Patricia Davriu
VP Air Traffic Management Automation Systems Europe
- Didier Gladieu
- Albert Fert
Nobel prize-winner and researcher at Thales / CNRS research lab
- General Jean-Louis Georgelin
Chief of the French Defence Staff (retired) and Grand Chancellor of the Légion d’honneur
- Jean-Marc de la Sablière
Ambassador of France
- Patrick Meier
Director of Social Innovation at Qatar Computing Research Institute
- Kiran Bir Sethi
Founder of the Riverside School and Design for Change