What is governance?

Governance is of important aspect for AB-CAB as this gives confidence to our stakeholders and related parties that we are achieving our aims. It defines what is excellence at AB-CAB and how we function to:

  1. Meet the expectations of our stakeholders
  2. Comply with public outlooks.
  3. Aim to meet statutory and commercial obligations
  4. AB-CAB aims to be effective, efficient and transparent in delivering our accreditation services. AB-CAB is impartial in decision-making and regularly monitors our performance for continual improvement.

Equal Treatment:

AB-CAB treat each we deal with fairly and with politeness and respect. AB-CAB protect privacy and confidentiality every step of the way.

Governance structure


At the top, overseeing all operations is our 04 member Governing Board which has unique authority over the rights and responsibilities of AB-CAB. This includes authority over the conduct of the Technical Advisory Council and the Accreditation Review Board.

Board members are appointed by the AB-CAB in consultation with Quality Council of Maldives (QCM).

The Governing Board appoints the members of the Technical Advisory Council.


The Technical Advisory Council represents AB-CAB stakeholders and ensures our activities are impartial and transparent. It advises the Governing Board on matters relating to AB-CAB, including the Accreditation Review Board.

The Technical Advisory Council—no more than 12 members with a Chairman and a Vice Chairman ensures that technical experts and stakeholders are involved in developing accreditation programs. It also supervises working groups and technical committees.


The Accreditation Review Board is a group of experts responsible for considering and making accreditation decisions and making recommendations on these matters to the Governing Board. This includes granting, maintaining, reducing, extending, reviewing, suspending and withdrawing accreditation.


The Secretariat is the administrative arm of the Board and It is located in Male, Maldives:

  1. administers the accreditation process
  2. coordinates the work of technical committees associated with accreditation programmes
  3. provides input into national and international committees and working groups
  4. provides input into the development of new accreditation programs.
  5. Reporting on performance

AB-CAB operates in an open and transparent way and makes available a wide range of information available to the public on this website. Reporting against our performance is an integral part of our professional operations. The Treaty requires the Governing Board to provide performance review & Annual Report to the QCM. These reports are provided to:

Quality Council of Maldives (QCM).