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HOUSING EUROPE is administered by a board of directors, known as the Board, comprising of the President and eight members. Neither the President nor the Board members represent their own country or their organisation. The length of its members’ mandate is three years; it is renewable. A third of the Board members is renewed every year.

HOUSING EUROPE is organised in five (5) thematic committees open to all member organisations. The President is elected by the General Assembly on merit for three years to represent all the members, this mandate is not renewable. 

Board of Directors

Bent Madsen - President
CEO of BL, Danish Social Housing

Christian Lieberknecht - Vice-President
Managing Director of GdW

Daniel Biard - Vice-President  
(Currently replaced by Pierre-François Gouiffès, Chairman of the Board at Entreprise Sociale pour L’habitat)

Gert Eyckmans
Director of VVH, Vereniging van Vlaamse Huisvestingsmaatschappijen
Belgium, region of Flanders

Andres Jaadla
Chairman of EKYL, The Estonian Union of Co-operative Housing Associations

Marco Corradi
President of ACER Reggio Emilia

José María Escolástico Sánchez
President of the Spanish Social Housing Association (AVS)

Marten Lilja
Vice-Chairman of Rijkbyggen

Martin van Rijn
Chairman of AEDES
The Netherlands


Working Committees

Chair: Robin van Leijen (Aedes, the Netherlands)

Vice-Chair: Dr. Ingrid Vogler (GdW, Germany)

Chair: Donal Mc Manus (Irish Council for Social Housing – Ireland)

Vice-Chair: Bernd Riessland (GBV, Austria)

Chair: Rikke Lønne (BL, Denmark)

Vice-Chair: Maite Arrondo, General Director of Housing of the Government of Navarra (AVS, Spain)

Chair: Dr. Özgür Öner (GdW, Germany)

Vice-Chair: Sanja Jerkovic (Ministry of Physical Planning, Construction and State Assets, Croatia)

Chair: Laurent Ghekiere (USH, France)

Vice-Chair: Christian Krainer (GBV, Austria)