Governing Board

The ISC Governing Board is mandated by the General Assembly (GA) to implement the decisions of the GA, with the help of the ISC Secretariat.

The current Governing Board of the International Science Council was elected at the 2nd General Assembly on 14 October 2021 for a designated period of three years. The Governing Board consists of 16 members, including the President, the President-elect – who will assume the Presidency at the next General Assembly in 2025 – as well as three Vice-Presidents and ten additional ordinary members. The ISC Chief Executive Officer is an ex-officio member.

The Governing Board is one of the key decision-making bodies of the International Science Council providing scientific and strategic leadership to oversee achievement of the Council’s vision, mission, principles and values, and to secure the financial and management robustness of the Council.


ISC Governing Board Officers

Sir Peter Gluckman

Sir Peter Gluckman

President

International Science Council

Sir Peter Gluckman
Motoko Kotani

Motoko Kotani

Vice-President for Science and Society

International Science Council

Motoko Kotani
Sawako Shirahase

Sawako Shirahase

Vice-President for Finance

International Science Council

Sawako Shirahase
Prof. Anne Husebekk

Prof. Anne Husebekk

Vice-President for Freedom and Responsibility in Science

International Science Council

Prof. Anne Husebekk
Salim Abdool Karim

Salim Abdool Karim

Vice-President for Outreach and Engagement

International Science Council

Salim Abdool Karim

ISC Governing Board Ordinary Members

Françoise Baylis

Françoise Baylis

ISC Foundation Fellow (June 2022)

Françoise Baylis
Geoffrey Boulton

Geoffrey Boulton

ISC Foundation Fellow (June 2022)

Geoffrey Boulton
Helena Nader

Helena Nader

ISC Foundation Fellow (June 2022)

Helena Nader
Karina Batthyány

Karina Batthyány

ISC Foundation Fellow (June 2022)

Karina Batthyány
Maria Paradiso

Maria Paradiso

ISC Foundation Fellow (June 2022)

Maria Paradiso
Martin Visbeck Martin Visbeck

Martin Visbeck

ISC Foundation Fellow (June 2022)

Martin Visbeck
Mei-Hung Chiu

Mei-Hung Chiu

ISC Foundation Fellow (June 2022)

Mei-Hung Chiu
Melody Burkins

Melody Burkins

ISC Foundation Fellow (June 2022)

Melody Burkins
Pamela Matson

Pamela Matson

ISC Foundation Fellow (June 2022)

Pamela Matson
Walter O. Oyawa

Walter O. Oyawa

ISC Foundation Fellow (June 2022)

Walter O. Oyawa

Governing Board 2018 – 2021


The inaugural 2018 – 2021 Governing Board of the International Science Council was elected at the 1st General Assembly in Paris on 4 July 2018 for a designated period of three years. The 2018 – 2021 Governing Board consisted of 16 members, including the President, the President-elect, who assumed the Presidency at the 2nd General Assembly in 2021, as well as four further officers and ten additional ordinary members.

Alik Ismail-Zadeh

Alik Ismail-Zadeh

ISC Foundation Fellow (June 2022)

Alik Ismail-Zadeh
Prof. Anna Davies

Prof. Anna Davies

ISC Foundation Fellow (June 2022)

Prof. Anna Davies
Daya Reddy

Daya Reddy

ISC Foundation Fellow (June 2022)

Daya Reddy
Elisa Reis

Elisa Reis

ISC Foundation Fellow (June 2022)

Elisa Reis
Geoffrey Boulton

Geoffrey Boulton

ISC Foundation Fellow (June 2022)

Geoffrey Boulton
Dr Heide Hackmann

Dr Heide Hackmann

ISC Foundation Fellow (June 2022)

Dr Heide Hackmann
James C. Liao

James C. Liao

ISC Foundation Fellow (June 2022)

James C. Liao
LI Jinghai

LI Jinghai

ISC Foundation Fellow (June 2022)

LI Jinghai
Martin Visbeck Martin Visbeck

Martin Visbeck

ISC Foundation Fellow (June 2022)

Martin Visbeck
Melody Burkins

Melody Burkins

ISC Foundation Fellow (June 2022)

Melody Burkins
Natalia Tarasova

Natalia Tarasova

ISC Foundation Fellow (June 2022)

Natalia Tarasova
Pearl Dykstra

Pearl Dykstra

ISC Foundation Fellow (June 2022)

Pearl Dykstra
Sir Peter Gluckman

Sir Peter Gluckman

President

International Science Council

Sir Peter Gluckman
Renée van Kessel

Renée van Kessel

ISC Foundation Fellow (June 2022)

Renée van Kessel
Ruth Fincher

Ruth Fincher

ISC Foundation Fellow (June 2022)

Ruth Fincher
Saths Cooper

Saths Cooper

ISC Foundation Fellow (June 2022)

Saths Cooper
Sirimali Fernando

Sirimali Fernando

ISC Foundation Fellow (June 2022)

Sirimali Fernando

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