Governors of FISS

FISS has a board of Governors (the members of which are shown below) that oversees the activities of the association. Day to day management is provided by the Secretary-General, backed up by advice from an executive committee that meets or discusses matters in between the meetings of the Board of Governors. The Board of Governors normally meets once a year in conjunction with the International Research Seminar on ‘Issues in Social Security.’


Peter Saunders – Research Professor in Social Policy
Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia


Bea Cantillon – Professor of Sociology and Director
Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium


Roy Sainsbury – Professor of Social Policy
Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York, York, England

Other Governors

Aya K. Abe – Professor of Social Policy                                                                                                                              Professor of Social Policy, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan    

Simon Brimblecombe – Project Coordinator
Policy Analysis and Research, International Social Security Association, Switzerland

Koen Caminada – Professor of Empirical Analysis of Tax and Social Policy Law
School at Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands

Janet Gornick – Professor of Political Science and Sociology                                                                                         and Director of the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality, Graduate Center of the City University of New York, New York City, New York, USA

Bjørn Hvinden Professor & Head of Research
Norwegian Social Research (NOVA), Oslo and Akershus University College, Norway 

Herwig Immervoll – Senior Economist and Head of Employment-oriented Social Policies
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Paris, France 

Kenneth Nelson – Professor of Sociology
Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), Stockholm University.

Edward Palmer – Professor (em) of Social Insurance Economics
Department of Economics, Uppsala University; Senior Fellow, Uppsala Center for Labor Studies; and member of the Board of Governors, the Gothenburg University Center for Health Economics.

Veli-Matti Ritakallio – Professor of Social Policy
Department of  Social Policy, Turku University, Finland

Wim Van Lancker – Assistant Professor of Social Work and Social Policy                                                         Centre for Sociological Research, University of Leuven, affiliated with the Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy, University of Antwerp.

Hung Wong – Associate Professor 
Department of Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong