Executive Board

The Executive Board of IPS is chaired by the President of the Society. It comprises the 1st and 2nd Vice-Presidents and 2-8 ordinary members. Substitute members are not allowed. The term of office is four years.

Executive Board members are eligible for re-election. 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, gender 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.

To contact the EB, write an email to eb (at) peatlands.org.

Members of the Executive Board in 2016-2018

Mr Gerald Schmilewski
Flensburger Str. 12
26160 Bad Zwischenahn
+49 4403 5401
gerald.schmilewski (at) peatlands.org

First Vice President
Mr Guus van Berckel
Lutsborgsweg 71
9752 VT Haren
The Netherlands
+31 653114810
vanberckel (at) griendtsveen.de

Second Vice President
Dr Samu Valpola
Geological Survey of Finland
GTK Innogate
PL 97
Teknologiakatu 7
67101 Kokkola
+358 20 550 5245
+358 50 348 6023
samu.valpola (at) gtk.fi

Other Members:

Mr Moritz Böcking
Managing Director
Klasmann-Deilmann GmbH
Georg-Klasmann-Str. 2-10
49744 Geeste
+49 5937 31190
+49 170 569 12 95
moritz.boecking (at) klasmann-deilmann.com

Mr. Donal Clarke
Newtown House
Cahore, Gorey
Co Wexford
+353 86 255 3806
donalcla (at) eircom.net 

Mr. Erki Niitlaan 
Estonian Peat Association
Männiku tee 104
EE-11216 Tallinn
+372 668 1016
+372 552 7327
erki (at) steiger.ee

Professor Jack Rieley
1 Closes Side Lane
East Bridgford, Nottingham NG13 8NA
United Kingdom
jack.rieley (at) peatlands.org

Mr Claes Rülcker (currently on leave)
Branschföreningen Svensk Torv
c/o Neova
Arenavägen 33
121 77 Johanneshov
claes.rulcker (at) svensktorv.se

Mr Paul Short
Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association
13 Mission Avenue Suite 2208
St. Albert, AB T8N 1H6
+1 780 460 8280
+1 780 862 7455
paul.short (at) peatmoss.com


Attending EB meetings:

Honorary President Professor emeritus Juhani Päivänen

Observer rights until 12 September 2018

Representative of Swedish National Committee

Sabine Jordan
sabine.jordan (at) slu.se

Representatives of Asian National Committees:

Prof Meng Xianmin, China
mengxm3711 (at) 163.com

Prof Dr Supiandi Sabiham, Indonesia
ssabiham (at) yahoo.com

Prof Mitsuru Osaki, Japan
nana77hihc (at) ybb.ne.jp

Dr Lulie Melling, Malaysia
lulie_melling (at) yahoo.com