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Executive Committee Members and Representatives

Officers and Executive Committee Members

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Julia Buitink, France
President (2021-2025)
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Fiona Hay, Denmark
President-Elect (2021-2025) 
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Steve Penfield, UK
Treasurer (2014-)
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Louise Colville, UK
Secretary (2019-)
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Gerhard Leubner, UK
Elected Trustee (2011-)
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Gabriela Auge, Argentina
Appointed Trustee (2021-)
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Charlotte Seal, UK
Appointed Trustee (2022-)
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Christopher West, UK
Appointed Trustee (2014-)
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Laura Bowden, UK
Appointed Trustee (2018-)

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Co-opted Members

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Henk Hilhorst, Netherlands
Editor-in-Chief Seed Science Research
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Regional Representatives

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Jose Barrero, Australia, for Australia and New Zealand
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Héctor Pérez, USA, for North America
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Vacant for UK and Eire

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EA Amaral da Silva, Brazil, for Central and South America
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Irfan Afzal, Pakistan, for Middle East and Asia
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Chris Ojiewo, Kenya, for Africa
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Olivier Leprince, France, for Western Europe and Scandinavia
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Tomasz Pawłowski, Poland, for Eastern Europe and Russia
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Si-Chong Chen, China, for China
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Naoto Kawakami, Japan, for Japan

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D. Vijay, India, for India

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Organizational Representatives

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Manuela Nagel (Germany) for ISTA
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Corporate Representatives

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Frank Lanfermeijer (Netherlands) for Bejo
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