IAS is an International Alliance of four Legacy Members; Sweden, Denmark, USA and Germany. Each of these members are unique organizations with individual legal registrations in their respective countries, but share the same vision, mission, values and logo. An Alliance Agreement is signed between the members outlining the roles and responsibilities as well as modus operandi of the Alliance.
IAS Sweden has been formally tasked with the role of managing the international Head Office of the Alliance. This mandates includes the oversight and management of all existing Country Offices as well as the expansion of IAS globally. This expansion includes the addition of new Country Offices but also extends to new Affiliate Members and Alliance Members. The Swedish Board carries the legal responsibility of the Head Office and appoints a CEO for the Alliance.
In addition to the more generic Partnership Agreement; specific Terms of References are signed between the Head Office and the respective Alliance members and between the Alliance members governing internal relationships.