The IPC Executive Board Vice-President Martin Woolner (Plymouth University, UK) recently started a professional career as a freelance creative industries researcher and project lead. As a result he has decided to withdraw from his IPC Board position. Upon his appointment in Lucerne the General Assembly was aware of this possible development. In accordance with Article 26 of the IPC Statutes the Board now has appointed its member Ryszard Wójtowicz (Poland) to act as Vice-President until the next election, which will take place at the 23rd IPC Conference in Altötting.
At the 22nd IPC Conference in Lucerne IPC President Ernst Storm (Netherlands) announced that he will not be eligible to the board at the end of his term in the 2014 Assembly in Altötting. He has served IPC as its President since the 2003 Conference, that took place in Altötting, too.
In 2014 IPC Treasurer Patrick Deicher (Switzerland) is also at the end of his term; the EB has decided to nominate him for re-election and he has accepted his candidacy.
The resignation of both Martin Woolner and Ernst Storm calls for the candidacy of two new IPC Executive Board members. The board will decide on nominations and is calling for candidates. IPC members wanting to run or to propose a candidate, please do so by 1 July at the latest through Secretary-General
Sylvia Alting van Geusau at firstname.lastname@example.org.