The Executive Board of IPS is chaired by the President of the Society. It comprises the 1st and 2nd Vice-Presidents and 2-6 ordinary members. Substitute members are not allowed.
The term of office of the President and that of the 1st and 2nd Vice President is four years. The term of office of the Executive Board members is four years.
Executive Board members are eligible for re-election. The number of Board members from each country cannot exceed two. The Executive Board is responsible to the Annual Assembly for the management of the Society.
To reflect the balance of industry and science IPS stands for, Executive Board members come from both areas. Further emphasis is laid on a cultural and geographical balance. With the exception of the Presidents, only one Board member from each country can be elected to the Board.
Elections for Executive Board members are held at the Annual Assembly on nominations by the IPS National Committees.
Members of the Executive Board in 2011
Members of the IPS Executive Board elected at the Annual Assemblies of the Society are:
Mr. Donal Clarke
Mobile: +353 86 255 3806
E-mail: donalcke at indigo.ie
1st Vice President
Prof. Björn Hånell
Dept. of Forest Ecology and Management
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
SE-901 83 Umeå
E-mail: bjorn.hanell at slu.se new!
2nd Vice President
Mr. Paul Short
Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association
13 Mission Avenue Suite 2208
St. Albert, AB T8N 1H6
Tel.: +1 780 460 8280
Fax: +1 780 459 0939
Mobile: +1 780 862 7455 new!
E-mail: paul.short at peatmoss.com
Prof. Satu Helynen
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
P.O. Box 1603
Tel.: +358 20 722 2661
E-mail: satu.helynen at vtt.fi
Mr. Valerijs Kozlovs
Latvian Peat Producers' Association
Bauskas str. 20
Tel.: +371 6 760 5096
Fax: +371 6 762 7810
E-mail: peat.lv at peat.lv
Mr. Erki Niitlaan
Estonian Peat Association
Männiku tee 104
Phone: +372 668 1016
Fax: +372 668 1018
Mobile: +372 552 7327
E-mail: info at turbaliit.ee
Prof. Dr. Lech Wojciech Szajdak
Doctor Honoris Causa
Polish Academy of Sciences
Institute for Agricultural and Forest Environment
ul. Bukowska 19
Tel.: +48 61 847 5601
Fax: +48 61 847 3668
Email: szajlech at man. poznan.pl, lszajdak at tlen.pl
Prof. Dr. Jutta Zeitz
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture
Division of Soil Science and Site Science
Tel. +49 30 314 71852
Fax: +49 30 20 93 8369
Email: jutta.zeitz at agrar.hu-berlin.de