OpenPeppol Organisation

OpenPeppol Organisation

Organisational Structure


The structure of OpenPeppol consists of the following bodies:


Strategic governance bodies:

  • General Assembly; highest Authority in the Association and decision body for the member community
  • Election Committee; elected at the General Assembly with responsibility to ensure and verify the availability of eligible and qualified candidates for elections to the Managing Committee and other bodies in the Association and the Communities. The Election Committee is also responsible for the verification and validation of election results, particularly when these are done by email.
  • Secretary General; highest authority in-between General Assemblies, elected at the General Assembly.
  • Managing Committee; composed of the Secretary General and a minimum of three and a maximum of nine members elected by the General Assembly, holds the overall responsibility for overseeing activities carried out by the Association.
  • The General Assembly shall decide upon the number of the Managing Committee members. All membership categories shall be equally represented in the Managing Committee.
  • Coordinating bodies; bodies established to cater for cross-community collaboration and alignment. Each body is populated with leaders or formally elected representatives of each of the relevant communities and chaired by a person elected by the members of the body or appointed by the Managing Committee.
  • Stakeholder communities; organised according to member type/category. Each community elects its own leader, as well as any representative needed to join the Agreement Change Management Board and other cross-community bodies.
  • Domain-specific communities; organised according to domain focus. Each community elects its own leader, and its own Change Management Board as well as any representative needed to join any cross-community bodies.


Operational governance bodies:

  • There are no formal operational governance bodies required in the statutes, only the requirement for operations to support the daily operation and administration as well as the implementation of the decisions of the General Assembly and other strategic bodies.
  • The person in charge of the operations function refers to the Secretary General, and the function is organised according to the operational needs and requirements of the Association.