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Home Excecutive Council 2017—2021

Members of the Executive Council (2017—2021)


  • Prof. Dr. Christian Wolkersdorfer, Pretoria, South Africa

General Secretary

  • Dr. Lotta Sartz, Kopparberg, Sweden


  • Dr. Alison Turner, Plymouth, United Kingdom

Administrative Assistant

  • Karoline Wolkersdorfer, Heidelberg, Germany

Vice Presidents

  • Dr. Michael Paul, Chemnitz, Germany
  • Prof. Dr Qiang Wu, Beijing, China


  • Gareth Digges La Touche, Stanton-on-the-Wolds, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Linda Ann Figueroa, Golden, USA
  • Andrew Johnstone, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Prof. Jorge Loredo, Oviedo, Spain
  • Dr. James Pope, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Prof. Naďa Rapantova, Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • Prof. Changshen Wang, Xuzhou, China
  • John Waterhouse, West Perth, Australia (past President: 2014–2017)

Co-opted Councillors

  • Dr. Michael Drobniewski, Herne, Germany
  • Prof. Mark Lund, Joondalup, Australia

Honorary Presidents

  • Carroll O. (“Chuck”) Brawner († 2019-09-28), Vancouver, Canada (1979–1985)
  • Prof. Rafael Fernández-Rubio, Madrid, Spain (1985–1990)
  • Prof. Ernest Kipko († 2016-09-27), Antrasit, Ukraine (1991–1994)
  • Prof. Miran Veselič, Ljubljana, Slovenia (1994–1998)
  • Mr. Don Armstrong, Glenalta, Australia (1998–2000)
  • Mr. Peet Nel, Sandton, South Africa (2000–2003)
  • Prof. Dr. Andrzej Witkowski, Sosnowiec, Poland (2003–2008)
  • Adrian Brown, Denver, USA (2008–2014)
  • John Waterhouse, West Perth, Australia (2014–2017)

Honorary Members

  • Dr. Zsolt Kesseru, Budapest, Hungary († 2001-10-16)
  • Mr. Jacek Libicki, Wroclaw, Poland († 2021-03-10)
  • Dr. Marek Rogoz, Katowice, Poland
  • Prof. Roy Williams, Viola, USA († 2007-04-06)
  • Prof. Raghu Singh, Nottingham, UK († 2020-12-31)
  • Dr. Colin Raymond Dudgeon, Frenchs Forest, Australia
  • Prof. Dr. Paul Younger, Glasgow, United Kingdom († 2018-04-21)
  • Dr. Bob Kleinmann, Pittsburgh, USA


  • Dr. Robert Kleinmann, Pittsburgh, USA
Last Updated on Monday, 27 May 2024 11:33  

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