Current IRG Committees

 

 

Executive Council

Position Member Term*
President Dr Rod Stirling, Canada 2026
Vice-president Dr Miha Humar, Slovenia 2026
Members Representing regular members:  
  Dr Christian Brischke, Germany 2025
  Dr Elena Conti, Italy 2026
  Dr Hiroshi Matsunaga, Japan 2024
  Representing corporate members:  
  Mr Paul Merrick, USA 2026
  Mr Frank Noetzel, Germany 2026
  Dr Tripti Singh, Australia/NZ 2025
(ex officio) Dr Jeff Lloyd, USA 2026
(ex officio) Dr Alan Preston, USA 2025
Secretary (ex officio) Dr Mats Westin, Sweden 2025

Scientific Programme Committee

Leadership   Term*
Chair Dr Miha Humar, Slovenia 2026
Vice-Chair Dr Rod Stirling, Canada 2026
     
Sections Members    
  Section 1: Biology 2026
Chair Dr Mark Mankowski, USA  
Vice-Chair Dr Makoto Yoshida, Japan  
  Section 2: Test Methodology and Assessment 2024
Chair Dr Erik Larnøy, Norway  
Vice-Chair Ms Lesley Francis, Australia  
  Section 3: Wood Protecting Chemicals 2025
Chair Mr Patrick Meckler, Germany  
Vice-Chair Dr Kevin Candelier, France  
  Section 4: Processes and Properties 2025
Chair Dr Jan Van den Bulcke, Belgium  
Vice-Chair Dr Jinzhen Cao, China  
  Section 5: Sustainability & Environment 2026
Chair Dr Boštjan Lesar, Slovenia  
Vice-Chair Dr Liselotte de Ligne, Belgium  
     
Secretary - ex officio Dr Mats Westin, Sweden 2025

Finance Committee

Position Member Term*
Chair Dr Jeff Lloyd, USA 2026
  Dr Mats Westin, Sweden 2025
  Dr Rod Stirling, Canada 2026

Communications Committee

Position Member Term*
Chair Dr Alan Preston, USA 2025
Members Dr Lili Cai, USA 2025
  Dr Lukas Emmerich, Germany 2026
  Dr Tamara Franca, USA 2025
  Dr Dennis Jones, Sweden 2025
  Dr Lina Nunes, Portugal 2024
  Dr Yao Peng, China 2026
  Dr Notburga Pfabigan, Austria 2025
  Dr Anna Sandak, Slovenia 2024
  Mr John Williams, UK 2026

Ron Cockcroft Award Committee

Position Member Term*
Chair Dr Lone Ross, Norway 2026
Members Dr MIha Humar, Slovenia 2026

Nominations Sub-committee

Position Member Term*
Chair Dr Lone Ross, Norway 2026
Members Dr Miha Humar, Slovenia 2026
  Dr Joris Van Acker, Belgium 2026
  Dr Rod Stirling, Canada 2026

 


*Year when term of office ends