IHTSDO trading as SNOMED International is now accepting applications for Management Board positions

Exciting times are upon SNOMED International.  The organization has recently moved to the United Kingdom, and with the change in location we have also embarked upon a Management Board renewal process.  The Management Board has legal and oversight responsibility for the management and direction of SNOMED International.

The current Management Board consists of 10 members, and the General Assembly has decided to adopt best practice with a move to a 7 person Management Board.

The General Assembly has therefore invited current Management Board members to stand down, in order to initiate a process in which all seven positions will be filled.  All current Management Board members may be eligible and indeed are encouraged to apply for the positions available. 

The terms of the appointments will be staggered with the longest term being three years and the shortest being one year.  SNOMED International is seeking individuals with varying skills/abilities and experience.  The Management Board’s skills matrix and the independence policy are attached for information.

Each year the Management Board meets face-to-face at least three times and holds at least three additional teleconferences. Face-to-face meeting locations are London (UK) and a variety of other locations around the world.

These are non-executive Director positions which carry legal responsibility for the governance of the organization. By law, the application criteria include that the applicant must declare that he or she is not disqualified or undischarged bankrupt, etc.

IHTSDO/SNOMED International

Owned and governed by its international Member countries, IHTSDO is a not-for-profit organization that produces and enhances the vocabulary that enables the clear exchange of health information for all.  The organization provides full support to its global Members and licensees, ensuring that those combined resources achieve significant shared benefits that resonate around the world.

IHTSDO owns, administers and develops SNOMED CT, a product that enables us to establish semantically accurate clinical terminologies for consistent use across all health systems, services and products in the world. As of January 1, 2017, IHTSDO uses the trading name of SNOMED International.

More information about the organization and SNOMED CT is available at www.snomed.org.

Application Process

To apply for a position on the Management Board, please submit (1) a CV, (2) a letter of interest, and (3) a self-assessed Board profile matrix (attached) to admin@snomed.org. The letter of interest can be addressed to the following committee (but please submit all application materials by email rather than post):

Management Board Nominating Committee


London, United Kingdom

The deadline for applications is February 28, 2017.