The Network Board is the Network’s decision-making body. Its members are Heads of PES from each member state, Norway and Iceland, as well as the Commission. The Employment Committee (EMCO) has observer status. The Board meets in June and December each year in the member state which holds the EU Presidency to set the strategic direction of the Network, debate labour market developments, and to monitor the implementation of the Work Programme. The Advisors for European PES affairs (Afepa) are supporting and preparing the Board in the decision making process, meeting twice a year in March and October. Beyond that, many experts from PES are involved in dedicated working groups or other learning activities. Collaboration on different levels is key for the Network’s progress.

Austria – Dr. Johannes Kopf
Austria – Dr. Johannes Kopf
Member of the Board of Directors, Arbeitsmarktservice ‐ AMS
Belgium (Le Forem) – Marie-Kristine Vanbockestal
Belgium (Le Forem) – Marie-Kristine Vanbockestal
Administratrice générale, Le Forem
Bulgaria – Dragomir Nikolov
Bulgaria – Dragomir Nikolov
Acting Executive Director of the National Employment Agency – EA
Croatia – Dragan Marincic
Croatia – Dragan Marincic
Assistant to Director General, Croatian Employment Service - HZZ
Cyprus – Alexandros Alexandrou
Cyprus – Alexandros Alexandrou
Director of the Department of Labour Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance
Czech Republic – Kateřina Sadílková
Czech Republic – Kateřina Sadílková
Director General of the Labour Office of the Czech Republic, Urad Prace České Republiky – UPCR
Denmark – Maria Schack Vindum
Denmark – Maria Schack Vindum
Director General, Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment - STAR
Estonia – Meelis Paavel
Estonia – Meelis Paavel
Head of Management Board, Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund - EUIF
EU Commission – Stefan Olsson
EU Commission – Stefan Olsson
Director Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion DG Employment
Finland – Marja-Riitta Pihlman
Finland – Marja-Riitta Pihlman
Director General Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment Regions and Growth Services Department
France – Jean Bassères
France – Jean Bassères
General Director of Pôle Emploi
Germany – Daniel Terzenbach
Germany – Daniel Terzenbach
Member of the Board, German Federal Employment Agency, Bundesagentur für Arbeit - BA
Greece – Maria Karamesini
Greece – Maria Karamesini
Governor of the Greek Public Employment Service - OAED
Hungary – Zoltán István Marczinkó
Hungary – Zoltán István Marczinkó
Deputy Secretary of State, Ministry of Finance
Iceland – Unnur Sverrisdóttir
Iceland – Unnur Sverrisdóttir
Acting Director General, Directorate of Labour, Vinnumálastofnun - VMST
Ireland – John Conlon
Ireland – John Conlon
Assistant Secretary, Department of Social Protection
Italy – Salvatore Pirrone
Italy – Salvatore Pirrone
Director General for Active Policies, Employment Services and Vocational Training, Ministry of Labour and Social Policies
Latvia – Evita Simsone
Latvia – Evita Simsone
Executive Director, State Employment Agency
Lithuania – Ligita Valalytė
Lithuania – Ligita Valalytė
Director of Lithuanian Labour Exchange
Luxembourg – Isabelle Schlesser
Luxembourg – Isabelle Schlesser
Director, Agence pour le développement de l’emploi - ADEM
Malta – Clyde Caruana
Malta – Clyde Caruana
Chairman, Jobsplus
Norway – Sigrun Vageng
Norway – Sigrun Vageng
Director of Labour and Social Welfare, the head of the Administration of Norwegian Labour and Welfare - NAV
Poland – Stanisław Szwed
Poland – Stanisław Szwed
Secretary of State in the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy
Portugal – Antonio Valadas da Silva
Portugal – Antonio Valadas da Silva
Presidente do Conselho Diretivo do Instituto do Emprego e Formação Profissional – IEFP
Romania – Daniela Gheorghita Barbu
Romania – Daniela Gheorghita Barbu
President of the National Agency for Employment - ANOFM
Slovakia – Marián Valentoviĉ
Slovakia – Marián Valentoviĉ
Director General, Central Office of Labour Social Affairs and Family
Slovenia – Mavricija Batic
Slovenia – Mavricija Batic
Director General of Employment Service
Spain – Gerardo Gutiérrez Ardoy
Spain – Gerardo Gutiérrez Ardoy
Director General, Servicio Público de Empleo Estatal - SEPE
Sweden – Mikael Sjöberg
Sweden – Mikael Sjöberg
General Director, Employment Service
The Netherlands – Fred Paling
The Netherlands – Fred Paling
Member of the Board of UWV Werkbedrijf
United Kingdom – Colin Stewart
United Kingdom – Colin Stewart
Director, Universal Credit Operations, Jobcentre Plus – JCP