Assembly of Trustees

The Assembly of Trustees is the "AO parliament," comprising 93 leading surgeons from around the world and 29 Honorary Members.

The Assembly of AO Trustees is responsible for approving the AO’s scientific and clinical mission, important elections, and modifying the AO Foundation Charter and Bylaws. It communicates AO values to national institutions and other AO surgeons, and gathers feedback on specific regional needs.

Since each Trustee serves for a limited number of years, the composition of the Assembly of Trustees is subject to continuous renewal.


The June 2020 face to face AO Trustees Meeting in Davos has been cancelled. For more information, please contact Nia Jenkins.

Trustees can access confidential, meeting-related documents here.


AO Foundation Board

Find out more about the AO Foundation Board, the AO's governing body.

AO Presidents

See who has served as AO Foundation president from its establishment in 1984 to the present.

AO Executive Committee

The AO Executive Committee reports directly to the AO Foundation Board, and includes the CEO, CFO/COO and executive directors representing key areas of AO activity.


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