At the General Council meeting in June 2019, long standing Executive Board member and Treasurer in the past 4 years, Malcolm Ward (Public Health Wales) stood down, as did Jose Maria Albuquerque (Instituto Nacional de Saúde Dr. Ricardo Jorge (INSA), Portugal), formerly Vice President. We would like to sincerely thank you both for your participation and strategic advice over the years.
We welcome four new board members, Mariana Dyakova (Public Health Wales), Frank Lehmann (Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) Germany), Lorna Renwick (Public Health Scotland) and Prof. Plamen Dimitrov (National Center of Public Health and Analyses (NCPHA) – Bulgaria.) We are delighted with the continuation of Mojca Gabrijelcic as President, Vertti Kiukas as Vice President and Giovanni Gorgoni as Treasurer. We also thank Frank Lehman (BZgA), Dr Paolo Stocco, and Professor Mirosław J. Wysocki who serve on our board.
We are also immensely grateful for the hard work and commitment of our team in Brussels, as well as for the continuing support of our Honorary Advisor Bosse Petterson.
In the past year, we have been joined by a new member of staff, Süheyla Ugurtas, who had already joined us in 2017 as a volunteer via Tandem Programme and is now working with us temporarily as project assistant.
We also said farewell to Dr Andrew Barnfield, coordinator of the Practice Platform. We wish you the very best for the future.
Two interns have provided valuable support to the office this year. Thank you to Andrea Bidoli (Policy and Network Development Intern) and Marta Matuzonyte (student from Canadian Network for European Studies).
We have worked with several external suppliers over the last year and are very grateful for their support. Frédéric Demaude provides accountancy services, RSM carries out various financial audits, Alka provides IT support, Kwitelle, Wim Vandersleyen, and ReBrand Studio provide graphic design and web services, JordacheWD redeveloped and maintains our magazine and is developing a new online ideas hub for financing health promoting services, CloudMachine has developed our videos, BusinessAndCode manages our CRM database, and Stephen Barnett is our external evaluator.