Welcome new President and Board Members

AssociationExecutivesEU welcomes its new President & Board Members


At the Annual General Meeting on 2 June 2017, the European Society for Association Executives (AssociationExecutives.EU) elected its new president, Florence Bindelle. Florence – a long-term board member and previous Vice-President – is the Secretary General of EuropeanIssuers, a pan-European organisation representing the interests of publicly quoted companies from all sectors to the EU institutions. Asked about her priorities, Florence outlines the following key areas of development: “During my mandate I will focus on three main streams: Education, Membership Growth and Sustainability.” Concretely, she aims to help AssociationExecutives.EU members to become “better professionals“, to attract more association leaders to the Society and promote insights and good practice that help associations “to become sustainable, to remain fit and live long.”

During my mandate, I will focus on three main streams: Education, Membership Growth and Sustainability.Florence Bindelle - AssociationExecutives.EU President

philip springuelFlorence is taking over from Philip Springuel, Executive Director of the World Lottery Association, who has been successfully leading AssociationExecutivesEU through a time of transformation and change over the past years and who will stay on the board as Past President. “I would like to congratulate my predecessor Philip Springuel for his achievements during his presidency”, says Florence Bindelle. “During my term, I will continue to follow the lines of developments we have established so far with our members and partners and count on his support as Immediate Past President in the Board of Directors.”

I will continue to follow the lines of developments we have established so far with our members and partners.Florence Bindelle - AssociationExecutives.EU President

Three long-standing board members – Alessandro Cortese (ESTRO), Angharad Laing (PHAP) and Davi Kaur (ECCO) – finished their terms in 2017. We are deeply grateful for their dedicated service and valuable input throughout the years and hope they will remain active members of the European Society for Association Executives (AssociationExecutives.EU).

At the same time, AssociationExecutives.EU welcomes four new board members: “I am pleased to welcome Wouter Lox (Managing Director at EuSalt), Giuseppe Marletta (Association Manager at AIJA), Alec Walker-Love (Expert at the European Science Communication Institute) and Roberto Zangrandi (Secretary General, EDSO for Smart Grids) as new board members to the Society.” says Florence Bindelle. Their insights and experience will help drive the development of AssociationExecutives.EU over the coming years.

AssociationExecutivesEU Board 2017+


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