Executive Board

The Executive Board of IPS is chaired by the President of the Society. It comprises the 1st and 2nd Vice-Presidents and 2-8 ordinary members. Substitute members are not allowed. The term of office is four years.

Executive Board members are eligible for re-election. The Executive Board is responsible to the Annual Assembly for the management of the Society. To reflect the balance of industry and science IPS stands for, Executive Board members come from both areas. Further emphasis is laid on a cultural, gender and geographical balance.

With the exception of the Presidents, only one Board member from each country can be elected to the Board. Elections for Executive Board members are held at the Annual Assembly on nominations by the IPS National Committees.

To contact the EB, write an email to eb (at) peatlands.org.

Members of the Executive Board in 2018-2020

Mr Gerald Schmilewski
Home office:
Flensburger Str. 12
26160 Bad Zwischenahn, Germany
mobile: +49 162 983 8688
phone: +49 4403 5401
gerald.schmilewski (at) peatlands.org

First Vice President
Mr Guus van Berckel
Lutsborgsweg 71
9752 VT Haren
The Netherlands
+31 653114810
vanberckel (at) griendtsveen.de

Second Vice President
Dr Samu Valpola
Geological Survey of Finland
GTK Innogate
PL 97
Teknologiakatu 7
67101 Kokkola
+358 20 550 5245
+358 50 348 6023
samu.valpola (at) gtk.fi

Ordinary Members:

Mr. Donal Clarke
Newtown House
Cahore, Gorey
Co Wexford
+353 86 255 3806
donalcla (at) eircom.net 

Dr. Sabine Jordan
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Department of Soil and Environment
Box 7014
S-75007 Uppsala
+46 18 67 1946
sabine.jordan (at) slu.se

Dr. Lulie Melling
Sarawak Tropical Peat Research Institute (TROPI)
Lot 6035, Kuching-Kota Samarahan Expressway
94300 Kota Samarahan Sarawak
+6082-662491 (0) +6082-662495 (D)
luliemelling (at) gmail.com

Mr. Erki Niitlaan 
Estonian Peat Association
Männiku tee 104
EE-11216 Tallinn
+372 668 1016
+372 552 7327
erki (at) turbaliit.ee

Professor Jack Rieley
1 Closes Side Lane
East Bridgford, Nottingham NG13 8NA
jack.rieley (at) peatlands.org

Mr. Paul Short
Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association
13 Mission Avenue Suite 2208
St. Albert, AB T8N 1H6
+1 780 460 8280
+1 780 862 7455
paul.short (at) peatmoss.com

Mr. Frank Tamminga
Aurich-Wiesmoor-Torfvertriebs GmbH
Wittmunder Strasse 147
26639 Wiesmoor
+49 4944 91447-11
f.tamminga (at) torfvertrieb.de

Prof. Dr. Zhengping Wang
Department of Food Science and Engineering
Bioactives and Clinical Nutrition Research Center
No.1 Hunan Road
Liaocheng, Shandong Province, 252059
+86 15821000682
bioactiveschina (at) 163.com
wangzhengping (at) lcu.edu.cn


Attending EB meetings:

Honorary President Professor emeritus Juhani Päivänen