Governance | World Obesity Federation


Our Governance structure allows us to coordinate efforts across fields and ensure we keep to the highest possible standards. 

Our committees feed into our 15-strong Board of Trustees, which is responsible for the overall direction of the World Obesity Federation, as delegated by the General Council which is comprised of our member organisations.

Transparency statement 

As a charity registered in the UK while carrying out work globally, World Obesity adheres to Charity Commission guidelines and the codes of practice of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) and other relevant trade bodies for the charity sector. World Obesity is in official relations with WHO and as such, adheres to requirements and transparency around funding to ensure that advocacy activities are approrpriately ringfenced. Partner organisations will also be expected to comply with the requirements of umbrella or trade bodies, depending on the activities of the partner organisation.

For more information on our policy on partnerships, please see our Partnerships page.


If you have questions regarding our policy on partnerships (Financial Engagement Policy) or the Financial Engagement Risk Assessment please contact our Director of Finance and Operations, Janet Hunter.