IGS Council

About The Council

The IGS Council is responsible for the management of the Society in accordance with its bylaws, objectives and policies.  Meeting at least once a year, it sets IGS’s working program and supervises the finances. The Council consists of 10-16 elected Members, excluding the President and Vice President, and up to five co-opted Members. All are drawn from – and representative of – the IGS membership. There are five elected Council officers: President, Vice-President, Immediate Past President, Secretary and Treasurer.

Further details are available in the Bylaws.

Meet The Council

IGS Officers

Chungsik Yoo

IGS President

Dr Chungsik Yoo is a Chair Professor at the School of Civil and Architectural Engineering at Sungkyunkwan University in Korea. Chungsik is also Immediate Past President of the Korean Geosynthetics Society, and Vice-President of the Korean Tunnelling and Underground Society.

Nathalie Touze

IGS Vice President

Dr Nathalie Touze is President of the INRAE Ile-de-France Research Center at Jouy-en-Josas-Antony. She has been conducting research at this public institute for the past 27 years. Nathalie is the Immediate Past-President of the French chapter of the IGS and Chair of the IGS Sustainability Committee.

Edoardo Zannoni​

IGS Secretary General

Edoardo Zannoni is a Senior Civil Engineer at Knight Piesold Southern Africa, working on projects across the continent. He was previously President of the Geosynthetics Interest Group of South Africa.

Ian Fraser​

IGS Treasurer

Ian Fraser is Technical Director at TCS Geotechnics in the UK. 

Russell Jones

Immediate Past President

Dr Russell Jones is Commercial Director, Earth & Environment and Planning at WSP. He chairs the IGS TCs Coordination Committee and is Interim Chair of the Stabilization Technical Committee (TC-S).

Council Members

Dimiter Alexiew 
Sam Allen
Laura Carbone
Jacques Cote
Francesco Fontana
Jie Han
Takeshi Katsumi
Jacek Kawalec
Preston Kendall
Yoshi Miyata
Jabulile Msiza
Pietro Rimoldi

Tim Stark
Helmut Zanzinger
Erol Tutumluer
Chao Xu
Chiwan Hsieh
Hong Kwan (Hogan) Kim
Kasia Zamara
Dawie Marx
Vivek Kapadia
Andre Estêvão Silva
Fatma Baligh

IGS Secretariat Manager

Elise Oatman

For IGS Council contact information please use the IGS Directory or contact the Secretariat Manager.

Past Council Members and Officers

Council Members:

Chungsik Yoo
IGS President

Nathalie Touze
IGS Vice President

Edoardo Zannoni
IGS Secretary Chair

Ian Fraser
IGS Treasurer

Russell Jones
Immediate Past President

Dimiter Alexiew 
Sam Allen
Augusto Alza
Gerhard Bräu
Laura Carbone
Jacques Cote
Francesco Fontana
Erol Guler
Pietro Rimoldi
Takeshi Katsumi
Jacek Kawalec
Preston Kendall
Hong Kwan (Hogan) Kim
Junichi Koseki
Flavio Montez
Boyd Ramsey
M. Venkataraman

Kent von Maubeuge 
Chao Xu
Martin Ziegler
Jie Han
Warren Hornsey
Chiwan Hsieh
Kent von Maubeuge

Council Members:

Russell Jones
IGS President

Chungsik Yoo
IGS Vice President

Elizabeth Peggs
IGS Secretary

Peter Lagg
IGS Treasurer

Jorge G. Zornberg
Immediate Past President

Sam Allen 
Augusto V. Alza
Gerhard Brau
Jacques Cote
Kazem Fakharian
Francesco Fontana
Ian Fraser
Erol Guler
Warren Hornsey 
Chiwan Hsieh
Rajagopal Karpurapu
Takeshi Katsumi
Jacek Kawalec
Hong Kwan
Junichi Koseki
Flavio Teixeira Montez

Boyd Ramsey 
Pietro Rimoldi
Nathalie Touze-Foltz
Kent von Maubeuge
Chao Xu
Edoardo Zannoni
Martin Ziegler

Council Members:

Russell Jones
IGS President

Chingsik Yoo
IGS Vice President

Elizabeth Peggs
IGS Secretary

Peter Legg, PrEng
IGS Treasurer

Jorge G. Zornberg
Immediate Past President

Mr. Sam R. Allen 
Prof. Dennes T. Bergado
Mr. Eric Blond
Dipl.-Ing. Gerhard Bräu
Jacques Cote
Mr. Ian Fraser
Dr. Fazli Erol Guler
Univ.Prof.Dr.-Ing. Martin Ziegler
Mr. Warren Hornsey 
Dr. Hsieh, Chiwan
Dr.Eng. Takeshi Katsumi
Dr. Jacek Kawalec
Prof. Jiro Kuwano
Eng. Flávio Teixeira Montez
Prof. Nicola Moraci

Eng. Victor Eduardo Pimentel
Prof. K. Rajagopal 
Mr. Boyd J. Ramsey
Ing. Pietro Rimoldi
Dr. Nathalie Touze-Foltz, Ph.D.
i. V. Kent P. von Maubeuge
Mr. Edoardo Zannoni

Council Members:

Dr. Jorge G. Zornberg, P.E.
IGS President

Dr. Russell Jones
IGS Vice President

Mrs. Elizabeth Peggs
IGS Secretary

Mr. Peter Legg, PrEng
IGS Treasurer

Prof. Fumio Tatsuoka
Immediate Past President

Mr. Sam R. Allen 
Mr. Eric Blond
Prof. Chungsik Yoo
Dr. Neil Dixon
Dr. Nathalie Touze-Foltz, Ph.D.
Mr. Juan Carlos Rivera Baca
Prof. K. Rajagopal
Mr. John W. Cowland
Prof. Jun Otani 
Mr. Pedro Abad Santos
Prof. Xiao-Wu Tang
Dr. Fazli Erol Guler
Prof. Dennes T. Bergado
Mr. Warren Hornsey

i. V. Kent P. von Maubeuge 
Prof. Nicola Moraci
Univ.Prof.Dr.-Ing. Martin Ziegler
Eng. Victor Eduardo Pimentel
Prof. Jiro Kuwano
Mr. Boyd J. Ramsey
Mr. Edoardo Zannoni

Council Members:

Dr. Jorge G. Zornberg, P.E.
IGS President

Dr. Russell Jones
IGS Vice President

Mrs. Elizabeth Peggs
IGS Secretary

Mr. Peter Legg, PrEng
IGS Treasurer

Prof. Fumio Tatsuoka
Immediate Past President

Mr. Sam R. Allen
Mr. Eric Blond
Prof. Chungsik Yoo 
Dr. Neil Dixon
Dr. Nathalie Touze-Foltz, Ph.D.
Eng. Germán Vivar
Prof. K. Rajagopal
Mr. Peter Legg, PrEng
Prof. Jun Otani
Mr. Pedro Abad Santos 
Prof. Xiao-Wu Tang
Dr. Abdelmalek Bouazza
Prof. Dennes T. Bergado

Ing. Pierpaolo Fantini
Dr. Han-Yong Jeon 
Mr. Mike Sadlier
Univ.Prof.Dr.-Ing. Martin Ziegler
Eng. Victor Eduardo Pimentel
Prof. Jiro Kuwano

Council Members:

Prof. Fumio Tatsuoka
IGS President

Dr. Jorge G. Zornberg, P.E.
IGS Vice President

Mr. Peter E. Stevenson
IGS Secretary

Mr. John W. Cowland
IGS Treasurer

Dr. Ing. Daniele A. Cazzuffi
Immediate Past President

Mr. Sam R. Allen 
Prof. Dennes T. Bergado
Dr. Abdelmalek Bouazza
Dipl.-Ing. Gerhard Bräu
Prof. Yun-min Chen
Dr. Neil Dixon
Ing. Pierpaolo Fantini
Eng. Jose Ferreyros
Mr. Nicolas Freitag 
Dr. Han-Yong Jeon
Dr. Russell Jones
Prof. Jiro Kuwano
Mr. Peter Legg, PrEng
Prof. Michele Maugeri

Prof. Jun Otani 
Dr. Ennio Marques Palmeira
Mrs. Elizabeth Peggs
Eng. Victor Eduardo Pimentel
Mr. Mike Sadlier
Univ.Prof.Dr.-Ing. Martin Ziegler

Council Members:

Prof. Fumio Tatsuoka
IGS President

Dr. Jorge G. Zornberg, P.E.
IGS Vice President

Mr. Peter E. Stevenson
IGS Secretary

Mr. John W. Cowland
IGS Treasurer

Dr. Ing. Daniele A. Cazzuffi
Immediate Past President

Mr. Patrice Allemand
Dipl.-Ing. Gerhard Bräu 
Mr. John H. Dixon
Mr. Nicolas Freitag
Prof. Michele Maugeri
Prof. Jun Otani
Dr. Ennio Marques Palmeira
Mrs. Elizabeth Peggs 
Eng. Jose Ferreyros
Prof. Yun-min Chen
Mr. Peter Legg, PrEng

Dr. Abdelmalek Bouazza 
Prof. Masashi Kamon
Mr. Bernard Myles MICE SVR DECEASED
Mr. Mike Sadlier
Dr. Eun-Chul Shin

Council Members:

Dr. Ing. Daniele A. Cazzuffi
IGS President

Prof. Fumio Tatsuoka
IGS President

Mr. Peter E. Stevenson
IGS Secretary

Ir. Wim Voskamp
IGS Treasurer

Dr. Richard J. Bathurst
Immediate Past President

Dr. Abdelmalek Bouazza
Ing. Pierpaolo Fantini
Mrs. Danette R. Halloran
Mr. John W. Cowland
Prof. Masashi Kamon 
Mr. Bernard Myles
Mr. Mike Sadlier 
Dr. Jorge G. Zornberg, P.E.
Dipl.-Ing. Gerhard Bräu
Mr. Stephen P. Corbet

Mr. Philippe Delmas 
Prof. Michele Maugeri
Dr. Ennio Marques Palmeira
Mr. Seung-Mock Shin

Council Members:

Dr. Ing. Daniele A. Cazzuffi
IGS President

Prof. Fumio Tatsuoka
IGS Vice President

Mr. Peter E. Stevenson
IGS Secretary

Mr. Phillippe Delmas
IGS Treasurer

Dr. Richard J. Bathurst
Immediate Past President

Dipl.-Ing. Gerhard Bräu 
Mr. Stephen P. Corbet
Prof. Michele Maugeri
Dr. Hiroshi Miki
Ir. Wim Voskamp
Eng. Ernesto Alió
Prof. Bao Cheng-Gang
Dr. Barry R. Christopher. P.E. 
Prof. Bao Cheng-Gang
Mrs. Danette R. Halloran
Mr. John W. Cowland
Prof. Masashi Kamon
Dr. Valentin Feodorov

Prof. Jean Lafleur
Dr. Eun-Soo Lee 
Maria de Lurdes Lopes
Mr. Bernard Myles MICE SVR DECEASED
Mr. James Paul DECEASED
Mr. Mike Sadlier

Council Members:

Dr. Richard J. Bathurst
IGS President

Dr. Ing. Daniele A. Cazzuffi
IGS Vice President

Mr. Peter E. Stevenson
IGS Secretary

Mr. Philippe Delmas
IGS Treasurer

Prof. Colin J.F.P. Jones
Immediate Past President

Mr. John W. Cowland
Mrs. Danette R. Halloran
Prof. Masashi Kamon 
Prof. Jean Lafleur
Prof. Song Lee
Maria de Lurdes Lopes
Mr. Bernard Myles
Mr. James Paul 
Dr. Valentin Feodorov
Mr. Mike Sadlier
Dr. James G. Collin, P.E.
Mr. Stephen P. Corbet

Prof. Jean-Pierre Gourc 
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Georg Heerten
Dr. Ennio Marques Palmeira
Ing. Pietro Rimoldi
Prof. Fumio Tatsuoka