Executive Committee

From left to right: EAN President, Mary Tupan Wenno, Vice President, Dr Maurits van Rooijen, Special Adviser, Jamie Merisotis

The EAN is governed by its Executive Committee. Executive members are elected for a two year period by members at the Annual General Meeting. All countries with EAN members are eligible for representation on the Committee, which is responsible for implementing the aims and objectives of the Network.

The Executive Director is responsible to the Executive committee for the day-to-day management of the EAN. The EAN President and Vice-Presidents are elected by the Executive Committee for a two year term.


President (interim)

Mary Tupan-Wenno, Executive Director, ECHO, The Netherlands


Prof Dr Maurits van Rooijen, Chief Executive Academic, Global University Systems UK


Fiona Andrews, Head of WP & Admissions, University of West of Scotland, UK


  • Dr Graeme Atherton, Director, National Education Opportunities Networks (NEON), UK
  • Imran Uddin, Director of Education & Student Policies, Artevelde University College, Belgium
  • Prof Blazenka Divjak, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Sue Welburn, Vice Principal Global Access, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
  • Dr Kerry Ferguson, Consultant, La Trobe University, Australia
  • Lea Meister, Representative of the European Students' Union, Belgium
  • Anna M Kelly, Director of UCD Access & LLL, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Harri Mikkonen, Director, North Karelia University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • Dr Arnold Mitchem, President Emeritus, Council for Opportunity in Education, USA
  • Kees Smit, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Martin Unger, Senior Researcher, Institute of Advanced Studies, Austria
  • Katja Urbatsch, Executive Manager, arbeiterkind.de, Germany

Special Adviser

Jamie P. Merisotis, President and CEO, Lumina Foundation for Education, USA

Executive Director (vacancy)

Executive Secretary (Ex Officio) 

Mee Foong Lee: EAN Secretariat, University of Roehampton, UK

Previous Executive Directors

  • Fran Ferrier (UK) 2012 - 2014
  • Dr Michael Cooper (Sweden) 2007 - 2012
  • Dr Irving Mitchell (Belgium) 2003 - 2007
  • Katherine Hewlett (UK) 2002-2003 (Acting Executive Director)
  • The Late Professor Maggie Woodrow (UK) 1991-2001

Previous Presidents

  • Roger Ellul Micallef (Malta) 2000 - 2008
  • Professor Olav Aarna (Estonia) 1996-2000


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