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 and Assistant Director
Social Policy Research Unit, University of York, York, England

Other Governors

Aya K. Abe – Director of Dept. of Empirical Social Security Research at the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research (NIPSSR)
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan

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

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

Han Emanuel – Emeritus Financial and Economic Secretary
Social Security Council, Zoetermeer, Amsterdam , The Netherlands

Bjorn Hvinden – Head of Research
Norwegian Social Research (NOVA), Oslo, Norway

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

Kenneth Nelson – Associate Professor of Social Policy
Swedish Institute for Social Research – Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

Edward Palmer – Professor of Social Insurance Economics
Department of Economics, Uppsala University, Head of the Division of Research and Evaluation of the Swedish Social Insurance Agency, Sweden

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

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