International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language

Linking, developing and supporting English Language Teaching professionals worldwide


Who is who at IATEFL


If you have a query or need some help, please don't hesitate to contact the IATEFL team:

Head Office

Chief Executive: Jon Burton

Deputy Chief Executive: Louise Atkins

Finance Officer: Emily Gross

Conference Organiser: Alison Medland

Deputy Conference Organiser: Sarah Ward

Sponsorship and Exhibition Officer: Lisa Duckworth

SIGs & Publications Officer: Eleanor Baynham

Membership Officer: Natalie Chambers

Finance & General Administrator: Linda James


For all other general enquiries, please contact us on or telephone the office +44 (0)1795 591414. 


The full list of the volunteers involved in IATEFL can be found below with contact details where available:

Patron, Trustees and Advisory Council


Professor David Crystal, OBE, FBA


Board of Trustees

President: Marjorie Rosenberg

Vice President: Margit Szesztay

Treasurer: Colin Mackenzie

Secretary: Zeynep Urkun

Membership Committee Chair: Gary Motteram

SIG Representative: George Pickering

Associates Representative: Lou McLaughlin

Electronic Committee Chair: Caroline Moore


Trustees can also be contacted by emailing


Advisory Council

As Patron: David Crystal

As Editor of the ELTJ: Graham Hall

Individual members: Amos Paran, Anna Searle, Catherine Walter, Johannes Wassenberg and Tessa Woodward


Executive Committees

Associates: Lou McLaughlin (Chair), Nazlı GüngörHarry Kuchah 

Conference: Marjorie Rosenberg(Chair), Louise Atkins, Angelos Bollas, Bethany CagnolLisa Duckworth, Alice HeggieAlison Medland and Ros Wright

ElComm: Caroline Moore (Chair), Louise Atkins, Heike Philp, Ania Rolinska, Mercedes Viola and Shaun Wilden

Finance: Colin Mackenzie (Chair), Sirina Chaikhampaeng, Karsten Gramkow, Wayne Rimmer and Lizzie Wojtkowska-Wright

Membership: Gary Motteram (Chair), Mojca Belak, Tilly Harrison, Sandy Millin and Nicola Perry

Publications:  Margit Szesztay(Chair), Roy Bicknell, Derek Philip and Vicky Saumell 


Other Committee Members

Scholarship Working Party (SWP): Maureen McGarvey (Chair), Eryl Griffiths, Amos Paran and Adrian Tennant

Voices Editor: Alison Schwetlick

The Editor of Voices can also be contacted by post via Head Office, at IATEFL 2-3 The Foundry, Seager Road, Faversham, Kent, ME13 7FD, United Kingdom

Conference Selections Editor: Tania Pattison

IATEFL Representative on the ELTJ panel: Marion Williams

IATEFL Representative on the ELTJ Management Board: Catherine Walter


Committee Members can also be contacted by emailing and your email will be passed to the relevant person.


Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

In a large organisation like IATEFL, people are always on the move and contact details can rapidly become out of date. Please see the individual SIG committees below or email if you have any difficulties.


Business English Special Interest Group (BE)

Coordinator: Julia Waldner

Development & Administration Coordinator: Andrzej Stesik

Event Coordinator: Helen Strong

Newsletter Editor: Chris Stanzer

Treasurer: Steve Miller (Co opted from Jan 2017)

Website Coordinator & BESIG Online Team Coordinator: Pete Rutherford

PR & Sponsorship Coordinator: Dale Coulter

BESIG Online Team: Sue AnnanJustine Arena,  Maribel Ortega, and Dana Poklepovic

BESIG Editorial Team: Roy Bicknell (Editor-in-chief), Claire HartVicky Loras, and Lynn Nikkanen


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English for Speakers of Other Languages Special Interest Group (ES(O)L) 

Coordinator: Caroline Okerika

Newsletter Editor: Oya Karabetca

Reviews Editor: Lesley Painter-Farrell

Committee Members: Pauline Blake-Johnston, Janet Golding, Lesley Painter-Farrell and Philida Schellekens


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English for Specific Purposes Special Interest Group (ESP)

Coordinator: Aysen Guven 

Communications Officer: Caroline Hyde-Simon

Events Manager: Paschalis Chiaris

Journal Editor-in-Chief: Mark Krzanowski

Assistant Editors: Andy Gillett 

Web Manager: Semih Irfaner


> Vist the SIG website


Global Issues Special Interest Group (GI)

Joint Coordinators: Linda Ruas and Julietta Schoenmann

Discussion List Moderator: Iqbal Dhudhra

Discussion List Animator: Bill Templer

Event Organisers: Leonor Narin and Julie Pratten

Joint Newsletter Editors: Stella Smyth and Garth Cadden

Membership and Social Networks: Vacancy

Social Media Coordinator: Gergö Fekete

Web Resources: James Mitchell and Patricia Santos

Webmaster: László Hajba

Advisory Committee: Dennis Newson, Wolfgang Ridder and Margit Szesztay


> Vist the SIG website


Inclusive Practices and Special Education Needs Special Interest Group (IP&SEN)

Acting Coordinator: Varinder Unlu

Acting Secretary: Rom Neves

Acting Treasurer: Anne Margaret Smith

Acting Joint Events Coordinators: Anette Igel and Phil Dexter

Acting Web Manager: Sharon Noseley-Kallandzhs

Acting Social Media Coordinator: Carina Ruttinger

Acting Membership Coordinator:  Jana Jilkova

Acting Newsletter Editor: Rachael Harris


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Learner Autonomy Special interest Group (LA)

Coordinator, PCE and LASIG Day Organiser: Christian Ludwig

Editorial Team: Irena Šubic Jelocnik, Djalal Tebib and Ruth Wilkinson

Blog Editor: Sandro Amendolara

Joint Reviews Editors: Carol Everhard and Diane Malcolm

Local Event Organiser: Marcella Menegale

Membership Officer and LASIG Day Organiser: Anja Burkert

PCE and LASIG Day Organiser: Lienhard Legenhausen

Publications Officer: Jo Mynard

Public Relations Officer: Carol Everhard

Social Media Manager: Djalal Tebib

Treasurer, PCE Organiser and Local Events Organiser: Leni Dam

Webmaster: Natanael Delgado

Webinar Organiser: Giovanna Tassinari


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Leadership and Management Special Interest Group (LAM)

Coordinator: Andy Hockley

Newsletter Editor: George Pickering

Secretary: Loraine Kennedy

Website coordinator: Andy Hockley

Committee members: Andy CurtisJosh Round and Jenny Johnson


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Literature Special Interest Group (Lit)

Coordinator: Chris Lima

Discussion List Moderator: Christien van Gool

Events Coordinator: Eveline Reichel

Extensive Reading Liaison Officer: Vacancy

Newsletter Editor: Alan Pulverness

Treasurer: Amos Paran

Webmaster: Carel Burghout


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Learning Technologies Special Interest Group (LT)

Joint Coordinators: Shaun Wilden and Sophia Mavridi (joint email)

Community ManagerMarisa Constantinides

Events Coordinator: Nikola Fortova

Events Coordinator: Vacancy

Treasurer: Vicky Saumell

Web Content Editors: Sylvia Guinan and Jo Hayes

Assistant Editor:  Aysegul Liman Kaban 

Webmaster: Vacancy


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Materials Writing Special Interest Group (MaW)

Coordinator: Rachael Roberts

Events Coordinators: Karen Richardson, Lizzie Pinard and Rachel Daw

Publications Coordinator: James Styring

Deputy Publications Coordinator: Tania Pattison

Publications Editor: Lyn Strutt

Social Media Coordinator: Karen White

Strategy and Finance Coordinator: Lewis Lansford

Technology Coordinator: Damian Williams

Website Manager: John Hughes


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Pronunciation Special Interest Group (Pron)

Coordinator: Wayne Rimmer

Facebook Coordinator: Louise Guyett

Events Organiser: Tatiana Skopintseva

Webmaster: Alex Selman

Finance OfficerPiers Messum

Journal Editor: Gemma Archer

Deputy Journal Editor: Laura Patsko

Reviews Editor: Caterina Pontes

Members-at-large: Jonathan Marks, Jane Setter, and Robin Walker


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Research Special Interest Group (Re)

Joint Coordinators: Sarah Mercer and Daniel Xerri

Discussion List Moderator: Mark Wyatt

Development Officer and Website editor: Christina Gkonou

Electronic Manager: Daniel Xerri

eNews Co-editors: Nicola Perry and Larysa Sanotska

Governance & Records Officer: Nicola Perry

Joint Events Coordinators: Barbara Roosken and Mehvish Saleem

Membership Coordinator: Larysa Sanotska

Newsletter Co-editors: Ana Inés Salvi, Harry Kuchah and Mark Wyatt

Joint Outreach Coordinators: Elena Oncevska Ager and Richard Smith

PCE Organiser: Yasmin Dar

Public Relations & Publications Manager: Deborah Bullock

Scholarships Coordinator: Larysa Sanotska

Teacher-Research Conference Organiser: Kenan Dikilitas

Treasurer: Siân Etherington


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Teacher Development Special Interest Group (TD)

Coordinator: Sinéad Laffan

Website and Social Joint Coordinator: Tyson Seburn

Website and Social Joint Coordinator: Michael Harrison

Publications: Adam Simpson

Publications: Vacancy

Events Coordinator: Vacancy

Associate Liaison: Vacancy


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Testing, Evaluation and Assessment Special Interest Group (TEA)

Joint Coordinators: Neil Bullock and Judith Mader

Events Coordinators: Mehtap Ince

Newsletter Editors: vacancy

Social Media Manager: Ceyda Mutlu

Webmaster: Thom Kiddle

Webinar Team: Neil Bullock and Sharon Hartle

Member-at-Large: Dave Allan 


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Teacher Training and Education Special Interest Group (TTEd)

Coordinator: Birsen Tutunis

Discussion List Moderator: Vacancy

Newsletter Editor: Vacancy

Publicity and Membership Officer: Burcu Tezcan

Webinar Manager: Vacancy

Webmaster: Kalyan Chattopadhyay


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Young Learners and Teenagers Special Interest Group (YLT)

Joint CoordinatorsDavid Valente and Christina Giannikas

Web CoordinatorDave Dodgson

Public Relations & Business Development Officer: Gerhard Erasmus

Social Media & Webinar Coordinator: Joan Shin

Events CoordinatorLia Teismann 


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