Governance

The Social Employers are based in Europe’s political capital, Brussels, and is run by a secretariat managed by our Director, Thomas Bignal.

We are an independent, democratic and participatory organisation governed by a General Assembly, made up of all our member organisations, and a Board, which includes representatives of member organisations from each country we have members in. These structures define our strategy, steer our work and ensure our smooth functioning.

Our Board is currently made up of

  • Mr Gregor Tomschizek, President

Gregor Tomschizek is board member of Sozialwirtschaft Österreich and the Managing Director of Volkshilfe Niederösterreich (Austria).

  • Mr Stéphane Racz, Vice-President

Stéphane Racz is the Director General of NEXEM (France).

  • Mr Jiří Horecký, Vice-President

Jiří Horecký is the President of APSS ČR (Czech Republic).

  • Ms Elise Lay, Treasurer

Elise Lay is legal advisor at UNIPSO (Belgium).

  • Mr Rifat Fersahoglu-Weber, Board member

Rifat Fersahoglu-Weber is the President of AWO AGV and the Managing Director of AWO-Bezirksverband Braunschweig (Germany).

  • Mr Cristian Rovira, Board member

Cristian Rovira is the Vice-President of CONACEE (Spain).