For the first time since their election in December 2014, the Management Committee (MC) held a physical meeting in Oxford.The discussions centered in agreeing next-steps for the creation of an independent legal entity for the Secretariat (which since 2011 has been hosted by the Proforest Initiative) as well as ways of improving understanding and perception about HCV, communications, governance, continuous development of the HCV Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS), among other important issues.