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The Council consists of a maximum of 24 Members of the Association for European Transport represent the AET members and help with the direction of the association. One third of the Council seats are elected each year at the Annual General Assembly, held at the European Transport Conference.

Council Members are normally elected for three years, with one-third of the Council standing down for re-election each year. If you are an AET member and would like to be considered for the next election please let us know by using the contact us form.

embers elected until October 2021:

Oliver Charlesworth (UK)

Colin Chick (UK)

Brendan Hafferty (IE)

Farshid Kamali (UK)

Conall MacAongusa (IE)

Csaba Orosz (HU)

Bruno Ville (BE)

Bryan Whittaker (UK)



Members elected until October 2022:

Francis Cirianni (IT)

Domokos Esztergar-Kiss (HU)

Olga Feldman (UK)

Anders-Martin Fon (NO)

Jeffrey Howard (US)

Wim Korver (NL)

Johnny Ojeil (UK)

Christian Winkler (DE)





Members elected until October 2023:

Michael Bach (UK)

Jan Francke (NL)

Ines Kawgan-Kagan (DE)

András Munkácsy (HU)

James Odeck (NO)

Luigi dell'Olio (IT)

Petra Schaeffer (DE)

Peter Snelson (UK)

The Association for European Transport's Board is appointed by the AET Council. It is accountable to AET members via the representation of the Council for developing the Association and the European Transport Conference.

The AET Board consists of up to seven members appointed by the Council. The Board is responsible for agreeing its own roles and responsibilities amongst its members, however, it must have a Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer.

The current Association Board consists of:

Chair:           Pierluigi Coppola (IT)

Secretary:   Hermann Maier (UK)

Treasurer:   Barry Zondag (NL)

Directors:    Gisela Graefin von Schlieffen (DE), Remko Smit (NL), Enrica Papa (IT)


The working group roles of the board members are:

Membership, Marketing & Recruitment:    Gisela Graefin von Schlieffen

International Relations:                                  

Website:                                                              Remko Smit 

Conference management team:                   Hermann Maier

AET vision:                                                          Gisela Graefin von Schlieffen

Peer review of ETC papers & publications: Pierluigi Coppola





The Association for European Transport has a number of Ambassadors who volunteer to help the AET Board in marketing the European Transport conference and AET Membership in their countries.

Please visit our Ambassador page for more information.


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