The Guldagergaard Foundation

Guldagergaard’s report on good fund management, cf. section 77a of the Danish Financial Statements Act.

The Guldagergaard Foundation wants to be an open and transparent foundation and is generally happy to comment on the foundation’s work and the foundation’s focus area within the ceramic field.

The Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Executive Board speak in a coordinated external manner on behalf of the Foundation.

As part of an open communication strategy, the Foundation – in addition to a yearbook – actively uses its website and is present on social media such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

In accordance with the recommendations for good fund management, the following is disclosed about the members of the Board of Directors:

John Lindhardt Frandsen, 1961, Male – Vice President Novo Nordisk A / S
Position: Chairman
Date of joining the Board of Directors: 08.01.2019
The current election period expires at the 2022 Annual General Meeting
Previous re-election: No.
Special competencies: Management, board work, business development, networking
Other management positions: Not stated, cf. description under recommendation 2.3.4
The board member is independent.
The chairman of the board normally receives remuneration, but has waived this in 2020 and for 2021

Priscilla Mouritzen, 1945, Woman – Ceramist
Position: Vice-Chairman
Date of joining the Board of Directors: 18.04.2001
The current election period expires in 2023
Previous re-elections: 2005, 2009, 2012, 2016 & 2020
Special competencies: Ceramist, professional international network
Other management positions: Not stated, cf. description under recommendation 2.3.4
The board member is independent.
Board member of the Guldagergaard Foundation does not receive remuneration.

Metha Molsted, 1942, Female – Cultural Entrepreneur
Position: board member
Date of joining the Board of Directors: 20.05.1998 and resigned in 2001. Re-joined 16.02.2009
The current election period expires in 2021
Previous re-elections: 2012, 2015 & 2018
Special competencies: Board work in cultural institutions and entrepreneurship, networking
Other management positions: Not stated, cf. description under recommendation 2.3.4
The board member is independent. No, the board member is the founder of the Guldagergaard Foundation
Board member of the Guldagergaard Foundation does not receive remuneration.

Christian Have, 1954, male – Creative Director Havn A / S
Position: Board member
Date of joining the Board of Directors: 31.10.2018
The current election period expires in 2022
Previous re-election: No.
Special competencies: Communication, board work in cultural institutions, networks
Other management positions: Not stated, cf. description under recommendation 2.3.4
The board member is independent.
Board member of the Guldagergaard Foundation does not receive remuneration

The Guldagergaard Foundation continuously evaluates its strategy and framework conditions within the overall strategic framework set out in the foundation act, the current focus areas and instruments.

The board holds approximately 5-8 meetings annually. Board meetings are convened and chaired by the chairman. In order to ensure the efficiency of the Board’s work, in addition to the agenda for the meetings, written explanations are sent out for the individual decision items on the agenda.

The Foundation’s Executive Board prepares meeting notices and implements the decisions made at Board meetings.

There is always a board decision if the chairman of the board or board members have to perform special operational tasks. These are stated in the internal board minutes.