ADMINISTRATION OCH ledning  

ALTE is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), based in England, registered charity number 1184799. It has a constitution and a number of other governing documents. ALTE transitioned from its previous legal status, an EEIG (European Economic Interest Grouping) to a CIO in 2019.

"Council of Members"

ALTE is managed by the Council of Members. As its name indicates, the Council of Members consists of one official representative of each full member organisation. 

The ALTE Council of Members usually meets once per year in the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to discuss the present and future of the association. They also approve the yearly accounts after the external financial audit.

"Secretary-General"

The ALTE Secretary-General is directly elected by the Council of Members among the representatives of ALTE Full Members. The Secretary-General is an ex-officio trustee of the charity, and ensures that ALTE's strategic aims are achieved in the most efficient way. 

Dr. Nick Saville (Cambridge Assessment English) is the current ALTE Secretary-General (Term expires Nov 2022).

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the highest elected body and has legal responsibility for the charity. Members of the Board (Trustees) are elected by the Full Members to represent the interests of the association. Trustees must be employees of Full Member organisations, or Individual Expert Members. Individual Expert Members (marked *) may not constitute more than half of the Board.

The trustees make decisions on behalf of the Council of Members. For example, they approve the annual accounts, approve applications for new Members and Institutional Affiliates, and review the ALTE governing documentation as necessary. 

The Board closely supports the work of the ALTE Secretariat, and ensures the best allocation of ALTE funds.

The current trustees are:

Waldemar Martyniuk (Uniwersytet Jagiellonski w Krakowie) (Chair) (Term expires Nov 2022)

Bart Deygers (University of Ghent)* (Term expires Nov 2022)

Anne Gallagher (Centre for Irish Language: Research, Teaching and Testing, National University of Ireland) (Term expires Nov 2022)

José Pascoal (University of Macau)* (Term expires Nov 2022)

Michaela Perlmann-Balme (Goethe-Institut) (Term expires Nov 2022)

Lorenzo Rocca (CVCL (Centro per la Valutazione e le Certificazioni Linguistiche)) (Term expires Nov 2022)

Annika Spolin (Stockholm University, Dept of Swedish Language and Multilingualism) (Term expires Nov 2022)

Vincent Folny (Centre international d’études pédagogiques (CiEP)) (Term expires Nov 2022)

The Secretary-General, Nick Saville (Cambridge Assessment English) is an ex-officio trustee.

"Standing Committee"

The Standing Committee is an elected body of experts on language assessment and managing examinations. Committee members are elected among the representatives of ALTE Full Members.  Committee members must be employees of Full Member organisations, or Individual Expert Members. Individual Expert Members (marked *) may not constitute more than half of the number of members of the Standing Committee.

"Standing Committee" säkerställer kvalitet och rättvisa/"fairness" av ALTE:s granskningssystem (auditing system) genom att:

  • Gå igenom varje granskning och det slutgiltiga resultatet;
  • Godkänna tilldelningen av Q-mark;
  • Identifiera områden som den granskade organisationen behöver bearbeta;
  • Övervaka granskare och ge dem som blir granskade överblick, träning och standardisering.
The current members of the Standing Committee are:


Michaela Perlmann-Balme
(Goethe-Institut) (Chair) (First term expires Dec 2020)

Beate Zeidler (telc gGmbH) (Deputy Chair) (First term expires Dec 2020)

Bart Deygers (University of Ghent)* (First term expires April 2021)

Ina Ferbežar ("Univerza v Ljubljani")

Vincent Folny (Centre international d’études pédagogiques (CiEP)) (First term expires Dec 2020)

Cecilie Hamnes Carlsen (Western Norway University of Applied Sciences)* (Second term expires Jan 2021)

Waldemar Martyniuk (Uniwersytet Jagiellonski w Krakowie) (First term expires Dec 2020)

José Pascoal (University of Macau)* (First term expires Dec 2020)

Lorenzo Rocca (CVCL (Centro per la Valutazione e le Certificazioni Linguistiche)) (First term expires Dec 2020)

Annika Spolin (Stockholm University, Dept of Swedish Language and Multilingualism) (First term expires Dec 2020)

Cathy Taylor (Trinity College London) (First term expires Jan 2022)

Kateřina Vodičková (Charles University Prague) (First term expires Sept 2022)

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