International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language

Linking, developing and supporting English Language Teaching professionals worldwide

 

Who is who at IATEFL

 

Head Office

If you have a query or need some help, please contact the IATEFL team: info@iatefl.org or call +44 (0)1795 591414

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: Leanne Smith

SIGs & Publications Officer: Eleanor Baynham 

Key Administrator: Katy Suckling

Membership Officer: Natalie Chambers

Finance & General Administrator: Linda James

 

Patron, Trustees and Advisory Council

Patron

Professor David Crystal, OBE, FBA

Board of Trustees

President: Margit Szesztay

Vice President: Harry Kuchah Kuchah

Treasurer: Colin Mackenzie

Secretary: Ros Wright

Membership and Marketing Committee Chair: Mojca Belak

SIG Representative: Judith Mader

Associates Representative: Lou McLaughlin

Digital Committee Chair: Shaun Wilden

Trustees can also be contacted by emailing info@iatefl.org

Advisory Council

As Patron: David Crystal

As Editor of the ELTJ: Dr Alessia Cogo

Individual members: Amos Paran, Roy Cross, Catherine Walter, Johannes Wassenberg and Adrian Underhill

 

Executive Committees

Associates: Lou McLaughlin (Chair), Nazlı Güngör, Marta Bujakowska, Natalie Chambers

Conference: Margit Szesztay  (Chair), Louise Atkins, Angelos Bollas, Daniel Xerri, Leanne Smith, Sarah Ward, Alison Medland, Sarah Mount and Jon Burton

Digital: Shaun Wilden (Chair), Louise Atkins, Heike Philp, Syke Annamma Kumaran, Maria-Araxi Sachpazian and Mercedes Viola

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

Membership & Marketing: Mojca Belak (Chair), Nicola Perry, Anthony Gaughan, Gerhard Erasmus and Natalie Chambers

Publications:  Harry Kuchah Kuchah (Chair), Roy BicknellVicky Saumell, Eleanor Baynham 

 

Other Committee Members

Scholarship Committee: Maureen McGarvey (Chair), Eryl Griffiths, Amos Paran, Ben Beaumont, Adrian Tennant, Sarah Ward

Voices Editor: Tania Pattison

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: Shelagh Rixon

IATEFL Representative on the ELTJ Management Board: Catherine Walter

 

Committee Members can also be contacted by emailing info@iatefl.org 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 info@iatefl.org if you have any difficulties.

 

Business English Special Interest Group (BE)

Coordinator: Evan Frendo and Dana Poklepovic

Development & Administration Coordinator: Andrzej Stesik

Event Coordinator: Helen Strong

Newsletter Editor: Chris Stanzer

Treasurer: Steve Miller

Website Coordinator & joint BESIG Online Team Coordinator:Rob Howard and Oksana Hera

BESIG Online Team: Grace Alchini, Kirsten Wäachter, Mercedes Viola, Sue Annan, Pete Rutherford

BESIG Editorial Team: Roy Bicknell (Editor-in-chief) and Lynn Nikkanen

 

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

Coordinator: Oya Karabetca and Lesley Painter-Farrell

Newsletter Editor: Oya Karabetca

Reviews Editor: Lesley Painter-Farrell

Web Site Coordinator: Pauline Blake-Johnston

Committee Members: Mike Chick (co-opted), Janet Golding, Caroline Okerika, Roshii Jolly (co-opted)

 

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English for Specific Purposes Special Interest Group (ESP)

Coordinator: Aysen Guven 

Joint Events and Communications Coordinator: Caroline Hyde-Simon and Agnieszka Dudzik

Journal Editor-in-Chief: Mark Krzanowski

Web Manager: Semih Irfaner

Public Relations and Scholarship Manager: Albena Stefanova

 

> Vist the SIG website

 

Global Issues Special Interest Group (GI)

Joint Coordinators: Chris Sowton and Julietta Schoenmann

Discussion List Moderator: Iqbal Dhudhra

Discussion List Animator: Bill Templer

Event Organisers: Leonor Marin and Julie Pratten

Publications Coordinator: Linda Ruas and Rose Aylett (co-opted)

Issues month coordinator: Dragana Stegic

Newsletter Editor: Stella Smyth

Membership and Social Networks: Vacancy

Social Media Coordinator: Gergö Fekete

Materials & Publications coordinator: vacancy

Webmaster: László Hajba

Advisory Committee: Dennis Newson, Wolfgang Ridder and Margit Szesztay

 

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Inclusive Practices and Special Education Needs Special Interest Group (IPSEN)

Coordinator: Varinder Unlu

Secretary: Rom Neves

Treasurer: Phil Dexter

Joint Events Coordinators: Anette Igel and Anne Margaret Smith

Web Manager: Sharon Noseley-Kallandzhs

Social Media Coordinator and Newsletter Editor: Rachael Harris

Membership Coordinator:  Jana Jilkova

 

 

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Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group (LA)

Coordinator, PCE and LASIG Showcase Organiser: Christian Ludwig

Treasurer: Fumiko Murase

PCE Organiser: Leni Dam and Lienhard Legenhausen

LASIG Showcase and Local Events Organiser: Anja Burkert

Local Events Organiser: Katja Heim 

Webinar Organiser: Giovanna Tassinari

Publications Officer: Jo Mynard

Membership Officer and Blog Editor: Micol Beseghi

LASIG Showcase Organiser and Blog Editor: Sandro Amendolara

Social Media Manager and Newsletter Editor: Djalal Tebib

Reviews and Reflections Editor: Diane Malcolm

Newsletter Editor and Website Organiser: Lawrie Moore-Walter

Newsletter Editors : Irena Šubic Jelocnik and Michelle Tamala

 

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Leadership and Management Special Interest Group (LAM)

Coordinator: Andy Hockley

Newsletter Editor: Loraine Kennedy

Secretary: Jenny Johnson

Website coordinator: Andy Hockley

Committee members: George Pickering, Josh Round and Marina Gonzalez

 

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Literature Special Interest Group (Lit)

Coordinator: Rob Hill

Treasurer: Amos Paran

Newsletter Editor & Academic Journal Editor: Chris Lima

Advisory Board Member & Academic Journal Co-Editor: Carel Burghout

Events Coordinator: Eveline Reichel

Social Media Coordinator: Christien van Gool

Web Coordinator: Malu Sciamarelli

Advisory Board Member: Alan Pulverness

 

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Learning Technologies Special Interest Group (LT)

Coordinator: Sophia Mavridi 

Treasurer: Vicky Saumell

Newsletter Editor: Graham Stanley

Social Media Manager: Raquel Ribeiro

Events Organiser: Nikola Fortova

Online Events Organiser: Vacancy

Development Administrator: Christina Giannika Koutinas 

Website Editor: Phil Longwell

 

Sub Committee Member: Roseli Serra

 

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Materials Writing Special Interest Group (MaW)

Coordinator: Aleksandra Popovski

Events Coordinators: Clare MaasPhil Bird and Katherine Bilsborough

Publications Coordinator: James Styring

Deputy Publications Coordinator: Penny Hands

Publications Editor: vacancy

Strategy and Finance Coordinator: Lewis Lansford

Technology and Social Media Coordinator: Jennifer Dobson

Website Manager: Nicholas Tims

 

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Pronunciation Special Interest Group (Pron)

Coordinator: Catarina Pontes 

Facebook and webinar Coordinator: vacancy

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: Kenan Dikilitas and Ana Inés Salvi

Events Coordinator: Barbara Roosken

Joint Outreach Coordinators: Elena Oncevska Ager and Loreto Aliaga Salas 

Newsletter Co-editors: Mark Wyatt, Dario Banegas (co-opted), Amol Padwad (co-opted) and Emily Edwards (co-opted)

Online Discussion Board Moderator: Chris Banister 

eNews Editor and Governance & Records Officer: Nicola Perry

Membership and Scholarships Coordinator: Larysa Sanotska

Membership Coordinator: Robert Cooper 

Web and Digital Media Manager: Ernesto Vargas Gil 

Publications Officer and Treasurer: Siân Etherington

PCE Organiser: Yasmin Dar

Development Officer: Christina Gkonou

 

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Teacher Development Special Interest Group (TD)

Coordinator: Tyson Seburn

Online Team: Tyson Seburn, Michael Harrison

Bulletin editor: Adam Simpson, Fiona Mauchline

Book Editor: Chris Farrell

F2F Events Coordinator: Angelos Bollas

Associate Liaison: Cecilia Lemos

Online Community Team: Christian Tiplady, Matthew Noble, Rich Portman

 

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Testing, Evaluation and Assessment Special Interest Group (TEA)

Joint Coordinators: Neil Bullock and Ceyda Mutlu

Events Coordinator: Mehtap Ince

Newsletter Editors: Maggi Lussi Bell 

Membership Secretary: Mehvar Ergun Turkkan

Social Media Manager: Vacancy

Webmaster: Thom Kiddle

Webinar Team: Neil Bullock and Sharon Hartle

Member without portfolio: Dave Allan 

 

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Teacher Training and Education Special Interest Group (TTEd)

Coordinator (acting): Burcu Tezcan-Unal

Newsletter Editor: Jennifer Book

Publicity and membership managers: Matt Ellman and Bahar Gun

Webmaster: Kalyan Chattopadhyay

Events officer: Prof. Birsen Tutunis 

Webinar Manager: Lucy Pereira

Discussion list moderator: Ozlem Zengin

Treasurer: Adam Bandstra

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Young Learners and Teenagers Special Interest Group (YLT)

CoordinatorDavid Valente

Publications Editor: Amanda Davies

Public Relations Coordinator: Bruno Andrade

Joint Events CoordinatorsLia Testa Teismann and Leticia Moraes

Business Development Coordinator: Simon Pounder

Online Events Coordinator (web conference): Sinem Daridere

Online Events Coordinator (webinars): Joan Kang Shin

Social Media Coordinator: Dirk Lagerwaard

Web CoordinatorDave Dodgson 

 

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