The ALMA Board
The ALMA Board is the governing body of the ALMA Project and the primary forum for interactions among, and decisions of the Parties recognizing that ultimate approval authority remains with the Parties.
The Board consists of Members and Assessors who are appointed by the Parties and Chile pursuant to the ALMA Agreement. NSF and ESO shall each appoint four members, NINS shall appoint three members and Chile shall appoint one member to the Board. Additionally, ESO, NINS and NSF shall each appoint one assessor to the Board.
The ALMA Board meets twice a year. If you want to know the results of these meetings, you can access this link where you will find a summary of each meeting.
The members of the ALMA Board are, by region, the following:
James Di Francesco
National Research Council Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics
(Assessor)ALMA Program Manager, National Science Foundation
Harvard University, Professor of astronomy
Division Director in the Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST), National Science Foundation
Tony J. Beasley
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
(Assessor)ESO Director of Operations
Austrian Federal Ministry for Science and Research
(Chair)Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
European Southern Observatory
NAOJ Director General
(Assessor)NAOJ Deputy Director
Osaka Prefecture University
Director of ASIAA, Taiwan
Chief of Future Advisors, Ministry of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation