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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




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.

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

 

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 Tonči 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