ASB Successfully Concludes

16 December 2013

The NSPO Agency Supervisory Board (ASB) met for the fourth time on 10 and 11 December in Capellen. The ASB comprises members from the 28 NATO nations plus representatives from the NATO Military Authorities and provides governance over its Executive Agency – the NATO Support Agency.

The Board faced a comprehensive agenda and many important issues.  As highlights, the two-day meeting resulted in an agreed NSPA Annual Financial Plan which secures funding for the Agency for 2014 and an agreed Agency Organizational and Personnel Establishment (O&PE) for next year. The Board also noted the Agency’s related infrastructure, training, information and communication technology (ICT) and business plans.

In his welcoming remarks the Chairman, Per Christensen, highlighted that there were many uncertainties, particularly on NATO’s role after ISAF and the continuing financial constraints being faced by the nations. He underlined that  planning had to be done on what was known now while making prudent estimates for the  future.  He congratulated the Agency on its financial management in the difficult transition year of 2012 adding that: “the effort from all in the Agency has been impressive.” Nations added their sincere thanks to Agency staff for their achievements during Agency reform.