Executive Director & Former Secretaries-General

Executive Director

As part of IPSA’s organizational reform, the position of Executive Director was created in 2020 to replace that of Secretary-General. This move aimed at further professionalizing IPSA and ensuring managerial continuity at the Secretariat. Dr. Kim Fontaine-Skronski became the first woman to lead the IPSA Secretariat after nine consecutive male Secretaries-General from 1949 to 2020.

 

Former Secretaries-General

Guy Lachapelle
Guy Lachapelle
Concordia University
(2000-2020)
John Coakley
John Coakley
University College Dublin
(1994-2000)
Jean Laponce
Francesco Kjellberg
University of Oslo
(1988-1994)
John Trent
John Trent
University of Ottawa
(1976-1988)
André Philippart
André Philippart
Carnegie Endowment
(1967-1976)
Serge Hurtig
Serge Hurtig
FNSP, Paris
(1960-1967)
 
John Goormaghtigh
John Goormaghtigh
Brussels
(1955-1960)
Jean Meynaud
Jean Meynaud
FNSP, Paris
(1950-1955)
François Goguel
François Goguel
FNSP, Paris
(1949-1950)