WINIR is governed by its Constitution that specifies that the WINIR Council, consisting of a President, Secretary, Treasurer, Publicity Officer and four other elected members (Art 6.3), is "responsible for the general welfare of the Network, its finances, the processing of membership applications, the maintenance of the membership lists, and the production and auditing of accounts" (Art 6.1). Furthermore, "the membership of the Network oversees and monitors its activities and organization, and may express its view by majority vote at a quorate Membership Meeting and by recorded ballots of the membership as a whole" (Art. 5.1).
The WINIR Council comprises:
Katharina Pistor (Columbia Law School, USA), President
David Gindis (University of Hertfordshire, UK),Secretary & Publicity Officer
Francesca Gagliardi (University of Hertfordshire, UK), Treasurer
Tobias Axelsson (Lund University, Sweden)
Georgina Gomez (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Massimiliano Vatiero (Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland & University of Trento, Italy)
Nadia von Jacobi (University of Trento, Italy)
In December 2021, Geoffrey Hodgson (Loughborough University London, UK), WINIR's Founding Secretary, stepped down for health reasons. Since it was formally launched in October 2013, Geoff has been the face and soul of WINIR. We owe him an immense debt of gratitude and look forward to his future contributions to the association, albeit not in a governance role. The Council unanimously approved David Gindis's interim appointment as WINIR Secretary, a role which he will combine with his Publicity Officer duties until the next Council election, due to be held before 2024.
WINIR is grateful to former Council members Ana Célia Castro (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Bas van Bavel (Utrecht University, Netherlands), Olivier Butzbach (Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy), Marie-Laure Djelic (ESSEC Business School, France), David C. Donald (Chinese University of Hong Kong, China), Kainan Huang (Shandong University, China), Klaus Nielsen (Birkbeck College, University of London, UK) and Ugo Pagano (University of Siena, Italy) for their service.
The Council meeting in Rio (see here) appointed Vinny Logan as the WINIR Events Manager. Vinny expertly handled this role until 2019.
More information about the activities of the WINIR Council can be found here.