DNS Advisory Council (DNSAC)


The purpose of the Directors and Secretaries Advisory Council (DNSAC) is:

  • Provide insight to the Board on policy matters and industry trends
  • Provide input to assist FIDIC to achieve operational excellence
  •  Facilitate collaboration, share information and promote development of Member Associations’ (MAs) capacity and capabilityAdvise the Board and the Secretariat on how to better support MA capacity building
  • Create D&S working committees as required to fulfil charter
  • Liaise between Board and D&S
  • Facilitate introductions to MA member firms to support FIDIC initiatives
  • Update D&S on Board issues and solicit feedback as required
  •  Make agenda recommendations for annual D&S meeting

The DNSAC is a vital conduit between FIDIC and its primary stakeholders - our member associations - and over the past year has been particularly helpful with our efforts to revise our statutes and bylaws, address diversity, improve our annual conference and with many other critical activities. 


D&S Meeting Marrakech 2016

  • MA participation on FIDIC Board explored
  • Draft Corporate Governance Framework presented

Governance survey 2017

  • Not enough support for change to Board membership

Directors & Secretaries (DNS) Meeting at FIDIC Jakarta 2017 conference

    • D&S Advisory Council charter proposed and accepted
    • Inaugural D&S Advisory Council selected

 DNS Meeting at FIDIC Berlin 2018 conference

  • Amendment/update to D&S Advisory Council charter proposed and accepted


DNSAC Terms of Reference available to download on the link below.


Responsible FIDIC Board Members

Luis Villarroya

Primary responsibility 


Manish Kothari

United States of America
Secondary responsibility 



Chris Campbell

DNS Chair
South Africa


John Gamble 

Canada, (Immediate Past Chair and Advisor)

Prashant Kapila



Edmond Mirzakhanian



Chituwa Sinkala 




Yoshi Yamashita



Mario Marti




Helen Davidson


New Zealand

Helena Soimakallio




Stephen Marcos Jones 

United Kingdom

Jonathan Cartledge




Italo Goyzueta

Federation Operations Director

Italo is FIDIC’s Federation Operations Director. Italo has more than 18 years’ work experience in various functions. He works with the FIDIC Board and CEO in the delivery of federation governance and membership business-related activities. He also plans, manages and provides operational support to FIDIC working committees, regional groups, the Directors and Secretaries Council, and Future Leaders groups.   


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