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


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.

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.

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