Board Members

The EHMA Board sits at the heart of our governance process and Board Members play a pivotal role in shaping EHMA strategy and overseeing the delivery of its work programme.
Board positions are open to all EHMA Organisational and Individual Members, and we encourage applications that are subject to an electoral process that takes place as part of EHMA Annual General Assembly in June. 

Prof. Federico Lega
EHMA President
Bocconi University & University of Milan, Italy

Dr. Elly Breedveld
Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Prof. Sandra C. Buttigieg
University of Malta, Malta

MD, PhD Irma Jousela
Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa, Finland

Dr. Axel Kaehne
Edge Hill University, UK

Dr. Eva Turk

Dr. Alexandre Lourenço
(Seconded Board Member)
Associação Portuguesa de Administradores Hospitalares
Portuguese Association of Hospital Managers, Portugal

Dr. Antoni Peris Grao
(Seconded Board Member)
CASAP, Spain


  • Mr. Anders Wahlstedt, Norway, 2015-2018
  • Ms. Marianne Olsson, Sweden, 2011-2015
  • Prof. Aad de Roo, The Netherlands, 2010-2012
  • Prof. Naomi Chambers, United Kingdom, 2007-2010
  • Dr. Laraine Joyce, Ireland, 2005-2007
  • Dr. Robert F. Koning, The Netherlands, 2003-2005
  • Prof. Joan Higgins, United Kingdom, 2001-2003
  • Dr. Peter Baeckström, Sweden, 1999-2001
  • Prof. Tom van der Grinten, The Netherlands, 1997-1999
  • Prof. David J. Hunter, United Kingdom, 1995-1997
  • Dr. José Manuel Freire, Spain, 1993-1995
  • Prof. Mats Brommels, Finland, 1991-1993
  • Prof. Klaus-Dirk Henke, Germany, 1989-1991
  • Prof. Dr. Henk van Andel, The Netherlands, 1987-1989
  • Dr. Robert Maxwell, United Kingdom, 1985-1987
  • Prof. Jose Caldeira da Silva, Portugal, 1982-1985
  • Prof. Harmen Tiddens, The Netherlands, 1981-1982
  • Prof. Dr. Jan E. Blanpain, Belgium, 1979-1981
  • Mr. Colm Ó Nualláin, Ireland, 1977-1979