MOT-Guard is MOT's Protective Authority. MOT-Guard choose MOT Foundation’s board members and is an adviser to MOT Foundation’s board and leadership team. MOT-Guard is a keeper to ensure that MOT’s purpose, philosophy and identity are safeguarded. MOT-Guard consists of MOT's four founding members from 1997: Johann Olav Koss (Head of MOT-Guard), Atle Vårvik, Dag Otto Lauritzen and Rune Bratseth. Sigrun Vårvik is alternate member.