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Governing Board

The Governing Board brings together representatives from all the members of F4E at least twice per year and is responsible for taking a number of important decisions and supervising its activities.

Mandate


The Governing Board is responsible for the supervision of F4E in the implementation of its activities. It makes recommendations and takes decisions on a wide range of matters, in particular it:

Governing Board at work
The Governing Board at work
  • appoints the Director;
  • approves the basic organisational structure;
  • adopts the financial regulation and its implementing rules;
  • adopts the annual work programmes and budgets;
  • adopts the five-year rolling project plan and resource estimates plan;
  • adopts the staff establishment plan and the staff policy plan;
  • appoints the Chairman and members of the Executive Committee;
  • establishes the Scientific Programme Board(s) and appoint their members;
  • approves the annual accounts and annual activity reports;
  • adopts the implementing provisions for the Staff Regulations;
  • adopts rules for making human resources available to ITER and the Broader Approach;
  • approves the host agreement between the Joint Undertaking and Spain;
  • adopts rules on industrial policy, intellectual property rights and the dissemination of information in agreement with the Commission;
  • approves the conclusion of agreements with third countries and with institutions, undertakings or persons of third countries or with international organisations;

The voting rights of the members of the Governing Board are set out in Annex I of the statutes of the Joint Undertaking. Most decisions are taken by two-thirds majority or simple majority.

The Governing Board adopts its own rules of procedure and also approves the rules of procedure of the Executive Committee.

Normally the Director and the Chair of the Executive Committee take part in Governing Board meetings.

Chair and Vice-Chairs


The Governing Board elects its Chair and Vice-Chairs from among its members upon a proposal by Euratom.

Mr Stuart Ward was re-elected as Chair by the Governing Board for a second and final term of two years effective 1 July 2013.

Dr Joaquin Sanchez was re-elected as a Vice Chair of the Governing Board for a second and final term of two years effective 1 July 2013.

Drs Cor Katerberg was re-elected as a Vice Chair of the Governing Board for a second and final term of two years effective 1 July 2013.

Stuart Ward
Mr Stuart Ward, Chair of the Governing Board
Dr. Joaquín Sanchez-Sanz
Dr. Joaquín Sanchez, Vice-Chair of the Governing Board
Drs. Cor Katerberg
Drs. Cor Katerberg, Vice-Chair of the Governing Board

Chair

Mr Stuart Ward
Resources Director (retired),
EPSRC, United Kingdom
CV
General Declaration of Interest

Vice Chairs

Drs Cor Katerberg
Head Finance and Organisation, Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
General Declaration of Interest

Dr Joaquín Sánchez Sans
Director de Laboratorio Nacional de Fusion, CIEMAT
General Declaration of Interest





Representatives


Each member of F4E is represented in the Governing Board by two representatives, one of which has scientific and/or technical expertise in the areas related to its activities.

The following General Declarations of Interest are prepared in accordance with the Governing Board’s decision of 27 June 2013 concerning Confidentiality, Independence, Preventing and Managing Conflicts of Interest and subject to this Specific Privacy Notice.

 

Austria

Prof Dr Harald Weber
Head of Atomic Institute of the Austrian Universities, Vienna University of Technology
General Declaration of Interest

Dr Daniel Weselka
Head of Unit, Federal Ministry for Science and Research
General Declaration of Interest

Belgium

Dr Ir Alberto Fernandez Fernandez
Nuclear Attaché to DG Energy, FPS Economy
General Declaration of Interest

Prof Dr Eric Van Walle
General Manager,
SCK.CEN
General Declaration of Interest

Bulgaria

Prof DSC Troyo Dimov Troev
Head of Research Unit of the Association Euratom-INRNE, Bulgaria Academy of Sciences
General Declaration of Interest

Croatia

Dr Toni Tadić
Division of Experimental Physics, Laboratory for Ion Beam Interactions, Rudjer Boskovic Institute
General Declaration of Interest

Dr Stjepko Fazinić
Division of Experimental Physics, Laboratory for Ion Beam Interactions, Rudjer Boskovic Institute
General Declaration of Interest

Cyprus

Mr Panicos Demetriades
Labour Inspection Officer,
Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance
General Declaration of Interest

Czech Republic

Ing Pavel Pavlo
Institute of Plasma Physics, Tokamak Department
General Declaration of Interest

Mr Jan Kysela
Director of Reactor Services Division,
Nuclear Research Institute Řež
General Declaration of Interest

Denmark

Mr Jeppe Søndergaard Pedersen
Head of Section, Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education, Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation
General Declaration of Interest

Dr Volker Naulin
Head of Section, Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy, Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark
General Declaration of Interest

Estonia

Dr Rein Kaarli
Advisor, Department of Research, Ministry of Education and Research
General Declaration of Interest

Dr Ergo Nömmiste
Director, Institute of Physics, University of Tartu
General Declaration of Interest

Euratom

Mr Robert-Jan Smits
Director-General, DG Research and Innovation, European Commmission
General Declaration of Interest

Mr András Siegler
Director of the Directorate Energy, European Commission
General Declaration of Interest

Finland

Dr Tuomas Tala
Head of Research Unit of the Euratom-Tekes Association, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
General Declaration of Interest

Mr Kari Koskela
Senior Advisor, Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for Southeast Finland
General Declaration of Interest

France

Mr Bernard Bigot
Administrateur General,
Commissariat á l’Energie Atomique Saclay
General Declaration of Interest

Mr Bernard Salanon
Acting Associate Director for Fusion,
CEA Saclay
General Declaration of Interest

Germany

Prof Dr Harald Bolt
Forschungszentrum Juelich (VS-U)
General Declaration of Interest

Dr Beatrix Vierkorn-Rudolph
Director, Federal Ministry of Eductaion and Research Directorate 71, Research Infrastructures, Energy
General Declaration of Interest

Greece

Mrs Eleni Stavrianoudaki
General Secretariat for Research and Technology, International Cooperation Directorate
General Declaration of Interest

Dr Anastasios G. Youtsos
Director, Institute of Nuclear technology and Radiation Protection, National Centre for Scientific Research Demokritos
General Declaration of Interest

Hungary

Ms Barbara Tóth-Vizkelety
Senior Counsillor, National Innovation Office, Department of International Relations
General Declaration of Interest

Mr Gábor Veres
Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
General Declaration of Interest

Ireland

Prof Miles Turner
Physics,
Dublin City University
General Declaration of Interest

Mr Bob Hanna
Chief Technical Advisor, Energy Division, Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
General Declaration of Interest

Italy

Dr Ing Aldo Pizzuto
Head of Research Unit Euratom-ENEA Association, ENEA Frascati
General Declaration of Interest

Ing Raffaele Liberali
Head of Department, Ministry of University, Education and Research
General Declaration of Interest

Latvia

Dr Maija Bundule
Director of Department, Ministry of Education and Science Department of Research, Technology and Innovation
General Declaration of Interest

Dr Hab Andris Sternbergs
Director,
Institute of Solid State Physics,
University of Latvia
General Declaration of Interest

Lithuania

Dr Sigitas Rimkevičius
Head, Laboratory of Nuclear Installation Safety Lithuanian Energy Institute
General Declaration of Interest

Dr Stanislovas Žurauskas
Deputy Head, Science and Technology Division, Ministry of Education and Science
General Declaration of Interest

Luxembourg

Dr Pierre Decker
Premier Conseiller de Gouvernement, Ministere de l’Enseignement superieur et de la Recherche
General Declaration of Interest

Dr Leon Diederich
Conseiller de Gouvernement, Ministere de l’Enseignement superieur et de la Recherche
General Declaration of Interest

Malta

Mr Ian Gauci Borda
Associate Consultant, Malta Council for Science and Technology
General Declaration of Interest

The Netherlands

Drs Cor Katerberg
Head Finance and Organisation, Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
General Declaration of Interest

Poland

Dr Łukasz Ciupiński
Materials Design Division, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering Warsaw University of Technology
General Declaration of Interest

Ms Paulina Styczen
Principal Expert, Department of Strategy, Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland
General Declaration of Interest

Portugal

Prof Carlos Varandas
Instituto de Plasmas e Fusao Nuclear
General Declaration of Interest

Dr Pedro Cabrita Carneiro
Council Director of the Governing Body, Fundaçao para a Ciencia e Tecnologia (FCT)
General Declaration of Interest

Romania

Dr Florin Buzatu
Director-General,
Institute of Atomic Physics
General Declaration of Interest

Dr Florin Spineanu
Head of Research Unit, Association Euratom-MEdC Institute of Atomic Physics
General Declaration of Interest

Slovakia

Dr Stefan Matejcik
Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University
General Declaration of Interest

Dr Jozef Pitel
Research Scientist, Institute of Electrical Engineering, Slovak Academy of Sciences
General Declaration of Interest

Slovenia

Prof Dr Jože Duhovnik
Dean, Faculty for ME,
University of Ljubljana
General Declaration of Interest

Dr Igor Lengar
Jozef Stefan Institute, Reactor Physics Division
General Declaration of Interest

Spain

Dr Joaquín Sánchez Sans
Director de Laboratorio Nacional de Fusion, CIEMAT
General Declaration of Interest

Mr Fernando Ballestero
Subdirector General de Relaciones Internacionales y con Europa Reactor Physics Division, Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad
General Declaration of Interest

Sweden

Prof Dr James Drake
Division of Fusion Plasma Physics, The Royal Institute of Technology KTH
General Declaration of Interest

Mr Pär Omling
Gästprofessor, Puffendorfinstitutet, Lunds Universitet
General Declaration of Interest

Switzerland

Mr Xavier Reymond
State Secretariat for education, Research and Innovation, International Cooperation in Research and Innovation
General Declaration of Interest

Prof Dr Minh Quang Tran
Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne PPB-EPFL
General Declaration of Interest

United Kingdom

Prof Steve Cowley
Chief Executive Officer,
Culham Science Centre
General Declaration of Interest

Dr Alison Wall
Associate Director, Impact,
EPSRC
General Declaration of Interest

 

 

List of Representatives
Fusion for Energy's Governing Board