International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language

Linking, developing and supporting English Language Teaching professionals worldwide


Who is who at IATEFL


Head Office

If you have a query or need some help, please contact the IATEFL team: [email protected] or call +44 (0)1795 591414

Chief Executive: Jon Burton

Deputy Chief Executive: Louise Atkins

Conference Organiser: Alison Medland

Deputy Conference Organiser: Alison Stanbury (maternity cover)

Sponsorship and Exhibition Officer: Leanne Smith

SIGs & Publications Officer: Eleanor Baynham 

Key Administrator: Katy Suckling

Membership Officer: Natalie Chambers

Senior Bookkeeper: Iwona Minkowska

Finance & General Administrator: Linda James


Patron, Trustees and Advisory Council


Professor David Crystal, OBE, FBA

Board of Trustees

President: Harry Kuchah Kuchah

Vice President: Gabriel Diaz Maggioli

Treasurer: Colin Mackenzie

Secretary: Ros Wright

Membership and Marketing Committee Chair: Mojca Belak

SIG Representative: Judith Mader

Associates Representative: Lou McLaughlin

Digital Committee Chair: Shaun Wilden

Trustees can also be contacted by emailing [email protected]

Advisory Council

As Patron: David Crystal

As Editor of the ELTJ: Dr Alessia Cogo

Individual members: Amos Paran, Roy Cross, Catherine Walter, Johannes Wassenberg and Adrian Underhill


Executive Committees

Associates: Lou McLaughlin (Chair), Nazlı Güngör, Marta Bujakowska, Natalie Chambers

Conference: Ros Wright (Chair), Louise Atkins, Angelos Bollas, Daniel Xerri, Leanne Smith, Alison Stanbury, Alison Medland, Sarah Mount and Jon Burton

Digital: Shaun Wilden (Chair), Louise Atkins, Heike Philp, Syke Annamma Kumaran, Maria-Araxi Sachpazian and Mercedes Viola

Finance: Colin Mackenzie (Chair), Iwona Minkowska, Karsten Gramkow, Wayne Rimmer and Lizzie Wojtkowska-Wright

Membership & Marketing: Mojca Belak (Chair), Anthony Gaughan, Gerhard Erasmus and Natalie Chambers

Publications:  Harry Kuchah Kuchah (Chair), Vicky Saumell, Rakesh Bhanot, Eleanor Baynham 


Other Committee Members

Scholarship Committee: Maureen McGarvey (Chair), Amos Paran, Ben Beaumont, Adrian Tennant, Christian Ludwig, Alison Stanbury, Nora Tartsay-Nemeth

Voices Editor: Tania Pattison

The Editor of Voices can also be contacted by post via Head Office, at IATEFL 2-3 The Foundry, Seager Road, Faversham, Kent, ME13 7FD, United Kingdom

Conference Selections Editor: Tania Pattison

IATEFL Representative on the ELTJ panel: Shelagh Rixon

IATEFL Representative on the ELTJ Management Board: Catherine Walter


Committee Members can also be contacted by emailing [email protected] and your email will be passed to the relevant person.


Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

In a large organisation like IATEFL, people are always on the move and contact details can rapidly become out of date. Please see the individual SIG committees below or email [email protected] if you have any difficulties.


Business English Special Interest Group (BE)

Coordinator: Evan Frendo and Dana Poklepovic

Administration & Sponsorship Coordinator: Maria Szugfil

Event Coordinator: Andreea Katia Nechifor

Publications Coordinator: Sara Awad

Treasurer: vacancy

Website Coordinator & joint BESIG Online Team Coordinator:Rob Howard and Oksana Hera

BESIG Online Team: Grace Alchini, Kirsten Wäachter, Mercedes Viola, Sue Annan, Pete Rutherford, Andrzej Stezik

BESIG Editorial Team: Roy Bicknell (Editor-in-chief), Markus Dietz, Lynn Nikkanen, Mandy Welfare

Events Team: Irina Schmidt, Mauline Lawrence

Sponsorship Team: Iryna Mozhova


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English for Speakers of Other Languages Special Interest Group (ES(O)L) 

Coordinator: Lesley Painter-Farrell

Newsletter Editors: Oya Karabetca, Mike Chick and Caroline Okerika

Reviews Editor: Lesley Painter-Farrell

Social media manager: Roshii Jolly

Web Site Coordinator: Pauline Blake-Johnston

Committee Members: Janet Golding


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English for Specific Purposes Special Interest Group (ESP)

Coordinator: Aysen Guven and Caroline Hyde-Simon

Joint Events and Webinar Coordinators Semih Irfaner and Agnieszka Dudzik

Journal Editor-in-Chief: Mark Krzanowski

Web Manager: Semih Irfaner

Public Relations and Scholarship Manager: Albena Stefanova


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Global Issues Special Interest Group (GI)

Coordinator: Varinder Unlu

Discussion List Moderator: Iqbal Dhudhra

Discussion List Animator: Bill Templer

Event Organisers: Leonor Marin and Julie Pratten

Publications Coordinator: Linda Ruas and Rose Aylett (co-opted)

Issues month coordinator: Dragana Stegic

Newsletter Editor: Stella Smyth

Membership and Social Networks: Vacancy

Social Media Coordinator: Gergö Fekete

Materials & Publications coordinator: vacancy

Webmaster: László Hajba

Advisory Committee: Dennis Newson, Wolfgang Ridder and Margit Szesztay


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Inclusive Practices and Special Education Needs Special Interest Group (IPSEN)

Coordinator: Anne Margaret Smith

Secretary: Rom Neves

Treasurer: Jana Jilkova

Events Coordinator: Anette Igel 

Newsletter Editor: Anna Pires

Web Manager: Parisa Mehran

Social Media Coordinator: Rachael Harris

Committee member without portfolio: Giovanni Licata



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Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group (LA)

Joint Coordinators & PCE organisers: Christian Ludwig and Lawrie Moore-Walter

Treasurer: Fumiko Murase

PCE Organiser & Marketing Officer: Leni Dam 

LASIG Showcase organiser: Lienhard Legenhausen

LASIG Showcase and Local Events Organiser: Anja Burkert

Local Events Organiser: Katja Heim 

Webinar Organiser: Giovanna Tassinari

Publications Officer: Jo Mynard

Membership Officer and Blog Editor: Micol Beseghi

LASIG Showcase Organiser and Blog Editor: Sandro Amendolara

Social Media Manager and Newsletter Editor: Djalal Tebib

Reviews and Reflections Editor: Diane Malcolm

Newsletter Editors: Michelle Tamala, Linda Ghout-Khenoune and Gamze Sayram (co-opted)


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Leadership and Management Special Interest Group (LAM)

Coordinator: Andy Hockley

Newsletter Editor: Loraine Kennedy and George Pickering

Secretary and Webinar Cooridnator: Jenny Johnson

Social Media Coordinator: Marina Gonzalez

Online presence and design: Vacancy

Website coordinator: Andy Hockley

Committee members: Liam Brown, Josh Round, Gerhard Erasmus and Evrim Üstünlüoğlu


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Literature Special Interest Group (Lit)

Coordinator: Rob Hill

Treasurer: Amos Paran

Newsletter Editor & Academic Journal Editor: Chris Klein-Wolf

Extensive Reading: Thomas N. Robb

Advisory Board Member & Academic Journal Co-Editor: Carel Burghout

Events Coordinator: Eveline Reichel

Social Media Coordinator: Christien van Gool

Web Coordinator: Malu Sciamarelli

Advisory Board Member: Alan Pulverness


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Learning Technologies Special Interest Group (LT)

Coordinator: Sophia Mavridi 

Treasurer: Vicky Saumell

Newsletter Editor: Graham Stanley

Social Media Manager: Raquel Ribeiro

Events Organiser: Nikola Fortova

Online Events Organiser: Heike Philp

Development Administrator: vacancy

Website Editor: Phil Longwell


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Materials Writing Special Interest Group (MaW)

Coordinator: Aleksandra Popovski

Events Coordinators: Clare Maas, Katherine Bilsborough and Fiona Mauchline

Publications Coordinator: Ceri Jones

Deputy Publications Coordinator: Penny Hands

Technology and Social Media Coordinator: Jennifer Dobson

Website Manager: Nicholas Tims


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Pronunciation Special Interest Group (Pron)

Coordinator: Catarina Pontes 

Social Media Coordinator: Beata Walesiak

Events Organiser: vacancy

Webmaster: Alex Selman

Finance OfficerPiers Messum

Journal Editor: Gemma Archer

Members-at-large: Jonathan Marks, Jane Setter, Robin Walker and Wayne Rimmer


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Research Special Interest Group (Re)

Joint Coordinators: Kenan Dikilitas and Ana Inés Salvi

Treasurer: Seher Balby

Events Coordinator: vacancy

Joint Outreach Coordinators: Elena Oncevska Ager and Loreto Aliaga Salas 

Newsletter Co-editors: Dario Banegas (co-opted), Amol Padwad (co-opted) and Emily Edwards (co-opted)

Online Discussion Board Moderator: Chris Banister 

Membership and Scholarships Coordinator: Larysa Sanotska

Membership Coordinator: Robert Cooper 

Web and Digital Media Manager: Ernesto Vargas Gil 

Publications Officer: Mark Wyatt

PCE Organiser: Yasmin Dar

Advisory member: Sian Etherington


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Teacher Development Special Interest Group (TD)

Coordinator: Tyson Seburn

Publications & #tdsiglive: Fiona Mauchline

Publications and website: Adam Simpson

Publications & scholarships / ECT: Chris Farrell

Publications & #tdsiglive: Cecilia Lemos

Publications: Serkan Aras

Website & Social Media: Michael Harrison

Developod: Christian Tiplady

Social media & Developod: James Taylor

Social Media & scholarships / ECT: Cecilia Nobre

Developod & scholarships / ECT: Tania Iveson


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Testing, Evaluation and Assessment Special Interest Group (TEA)

Joint Coordinators: Ceyda Mutlu and Mehvar Ergun Turkkan

Events Coordinator: Mehtap Ince

Newsletter Editors: Maggi Lussi Bell 

Social Media Manager: Saeede Haghi

Webmaster: Thom Kiddle

Webinar Team: Neil Bullock and Sharon Hartle

Member without portfolio: Dave Allan 


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Teacher Training and Education Special Interest Group (TTEd)

Coordinator (acting): Burcu Tezcan-Unal

Newsletter Editor: Jennifer Book

Publicity and membership managers: Matt Ellman and Bahar Gun

Webmaster: Kalyan Chattopadhyay

Events officer: Prof. Birsen Tutunis 

Webinar Manager: Lucy Pereira

Discussion list moderator: Ozlem Zengin

Treasurer: Adam Bandstra

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Young Learners and Teenagers Special Interest Group (YLT)

CoordinatorDavid Valente

Joint Publications Editors: Amanda Davies and Joan Kang Shin

Public Relations Coordinator: Bruno Andrade

Joint Events CoordinatorsLeticia Moraes, Helen Chapman, Maria Jesus Inostroza

Business Development Coordinator: Simon Pounder

Digital Coordinator: Sinem Daridere

Social Media Coordinator: Stephanie Xerri Agius


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