As a member-representative body, the SITA Council has the role of representing and safeguarding the interests of SITA's membership with the right of final approval over specific, important matters relating to the high-level direction of SITA.
The SITA Council is also consulted on any other matter having a material impact on services provided to the SITA members.
Finally, and very importantly, the SITA Council is tasked with gathering community opinions and reporting back to the community on their actions.
SITA Council composition
The SITA Council is composed of up to 34 representatives, 20 from SITA's top 20 customers, 10 airline geographical group representatives and four industry-specific group representatives.
Current composition of the SITA Council: 32 representatives.
The SITA Council is chaired by the Council President, who is a representative of a SITA member organization.
The SITA Council has two standing committees:
- The Nomination Committee recommends SITA Board Directors and SITA Council President and Deputy President for appointment by the Annual General Assembly.
- The Membership Committee addresses membership policy and rules, as well as member admissions and expulsions.