After a series of elections, a new Executive Board was formed yesterday to lead the world's largest teacher union federation for the next four years.
The report of the elections was unanimously accepted by the Congress.
The members of the new Board are listed below:
President: Mr Thulas Nxesi (SADTU – South Africa) Vice-President (Africa): Ms Irene Duncan-Adanusa (GNAT - Ghana) Vice-President (Asia-Pacific): Ms Susan Hopgood (AEU – Australia) Vice-President (North America-Caribbean): Mr Reg Weaver (NEA – United States of America) Vice-President (Latin America): Ms Juçara Maria Dutra Vieira (CNTE - Brazil) Vice-President (Europe): Mr Patrick Gonthier (UNSA-Education – France)
General Secretary: Mr Fred van Leeuwen (AOb – Netherlands)
Regional seat (Africa): Ms Salimata Doumbia (SNEPPCI – Côte d’Ivoire) Regional seat (Africa): Mr Abdelaziz Mountassir (SNE-FDT – Morocco) Regional seat (Asia-Pacific): Ms Yim Pheng Lok (NUTP – Malaysia) Regional seat (Asia-Pacific): Mr Yasuo Morikoshi (JTU – Japan) Regional seat (North America-Caribbean): Mr Edward J McElroy (AFT – United States of America) Regional seat (North America-Caribbean): Ms Marilies Rettig (CTF – Canada) Regional seat (Latin America): Mr Jorge Pavez Urrutia (CPC – Chile) Regional seat (Latin America): Ms Maria Teresa Cabrera Ulloa (ADP – Dominican Republic) Regional seat (Europe): Ms Haldis Holst (UEN – Norway) Regional seat (Europe): Mr Branimir Strukelj (ESTUS – Slovenia)
Open seat: Mr Jerry Bartlett (NASUWT – United Kingdom) Open seat: Ms Teopista Birungi Mayanja (UNATU – Uganda) Open seat: Mr José Campos Trujillo (FE.CC.OO – Spain) Open seat: Mr S Eswaran (AIPTF – India) Open seat: Mr Grahame McCulloch (NTEU – Australia) Open seat: Mr Alain Pelissier (CSQ – Canada) Open seat: Ms Eva-Lis Preisz (Lärarförbundet – Sweden) Open seat: Mr Ulrich Thöne (GEW – Germany) Open seat: Mr José Antonio Zepeda Lopez (CGTEN-ANDEN – Nicaragua)