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The headquarters of AVN in France has the following roles:
AVN-France is formally constituted of 20 members (of whom 8 sit on the Management Committee), a team of 4 salaried staff , and a network of volunteer supporters. IT support and accountancy is provided by external contractors.
Three AVN Presidents:
Régis Poudevigne, Tony Kaye (currently), Thomas Granier
The registered office of AVN is in Colombes (les Hauts de Seine), near Paris.
The main operational office is in Ganges, near Montpellier, in southern France; 3/4 of the team work here, and it is here that the Management Committee meets.
Regional groupos are active in Brittany and Paris.
In 2011/12, the main social investors and sponsors in France are:
Note that the sums quoted above are for several construction seasons.
In addition, some 400 individuals in France support AVN through monthly or one-off donations.
Since the start of the Program in 2000, AVN has received support and sponsorship from many investors in France, including: