Organs of the National Fund
The Committee decides on the award of payments within the scope of its authorization (Sec. 4 (1) item 4 of the National Fund Law).The Chairperson of the Committee or his/her deputy must report to the Board of Trustees at every meeting of the Board on the decisions it has issued since the last meeting.
The Committee consists of the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees or a representative designated by him/her in the capacity of Chairperson, another member designated by the Board of Trustees in the capacity of Deputy Chairperson, as well as three other members to be appointed by the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees with the approval of the Main Committee of the National Council (Sec. 5 (1) of the National Fund Law).
The Committee is headed by the President of the National Council. Dr. Heinz Fischer (SPÖ) held this position from the establishment of the National Fund in 1995 until the year 2002, followed by Dr. Andreas Khol (ÖVP) from December 2002 until October 2006, Mag. Barbara Prammer (SPÖ) from October 2006 until August 2014 and Doris Bures (SPÖ) from September 2014 until December 2017. Mag. Wolfgang Sobotka (ÖVP) has been the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees since December 2017.
Up to the election of a further member by the Board of Trustees the Committee consists of:
Doris Bures, Second President of the National Council
Univ. Prof. DDr.h.c. Clemens Jabloner, President of the Supreme Administrative Court, retired
Dr. Susanne Janistyn-Novak, Deputy Director of the Directorate of the Parliament
Mag. Wolfgang Sobotka, President of the National Council (Chairperson)
Dr. Ferdinand Trauttmansdorff, Ambassador, retired
Dr. Wolfgang Schallenberg, Ambassador, retired