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
Director of the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality, Graduate Center of the City University of New York, New York City, New York, USA.

Agnieszka Nelson – Sir Roland Wilson Foundation PhD Scholar
Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia.

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

Gill Main – Associate Professor in Childhood Studies
School of Education, University of Leeds, England.
Co-editor of the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice.

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, Sweden.

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, Belgium.

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