A first question is the balance between external and internal members. For the Technology Advisory Council of BP we started with a structure that was about an equal number of internal and external as regular attendees.
What is the next thing to think about? You have to decide to whom the council is advisory. For example, if it is a technology advisory council, does it advise the chief technology officer, or his/her boss, or the CEO and managing directors?
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