The Advisory Commission is led by a Chair and a Vice-Chair, each representing a Host country and a Donor country. They are appointed annually at the June meeting of the Advisory Commission from among its members according to alphabetical rotation, and serve for one year beginning 1 July. The Chair alternates at each appointment between a Host and a Donor country.
Jordan: Eng. Rafiq Khirfan - Director-General of the Department of Palestinian Affairs - Department of Palestinian Affairs, Amman – Jordan
United Arab Emirates: H.E. Mr. Sultan Mohammed Al Shamsi - Assistant Minister for International Development Affairs - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Abu Dhabi - UAE
The Bureau, in close consultation with the Advisory Commission Secretariat, enhances the effectiveness of the Advisory Commission, especially in preparation and facilitating of discussions leading to Advisory Commission meetings. The Bureau comprises the Chair of the Sub-Committee of the Advisory Commission, and two Vice-Chairs. These three officers, of which at least one must represent a Host country, are appointed by the Advisory Commission each year at its November session from among its members.
Bureau of the Sub-Committee
Ms. Anna-Kaisa Heikkinen, Ambassador, Head of Mission, Representative Office of Finland
Mr. Jason Tulk, Head of Cooperation, Representative Office of Canada
Jordan: Eng. Rafiq Khirfan, Director-General of the Department of Palestinian Affairs, Amman – Jordan