Executive Management

The Executive Management (Board of Directors) has the following key responsibilities:

  • To implement the strategies and policies agreed by the Supervisory Committee 
  • To report quarterly to the Supervisory Committee and annually to the General Assembly
  • To manage the day-to-day business of Interpret Europe

The activities of the Executive Management are generally based on an annual management plan derived from Interpret Europe's strategic goals. Reporting is based on this plan.

As the legal representatives of Interpret Europe (Board of Directors), the managing directors authorise coordinators to undertake tasks on their behalf. Interpret Europe is currently managed by two directors and their assistant and by 23 coordinators who all have their own teams:

Managing directors

Thorsten Ludwig (Germany)
Markus Blank (Austria)

Management assistant

Helena Vičič (Slovenia)

Managing
coordinators

Subject
coordinators

Country
coordinators

News
Marie Banks
(UK)
Cultural Heritage
Patrick Lehnes
(Germany)
Austria
Claudiu
Silvestru
Social Media
Dijana Pita Costa
(Slovenia)
Natural Heritage
Peter Phillipson
(UK)
Belarus
Valeria
Klitsounova
Marketing
Alexander Colvine
(France)
Live Interpretation
Marc van Hasselt
(Netherlands)
Bulgaria
Margarita
Kaisheva
Training
Valya Stergioti
(Greece)
Children's Interpretation
Johanna Eisank
(Austria)
Croatia
Dragana Lucija
Ratkovic-Aydemir
Research
Nicole Deufel
(Germany)
Tourism
Nuria Mohedano
(Spain)
Italy
Maurilio
Cipparone
Conferences
Bill Taylor
(UK)
 Norway
Kristian
Bjørnstad
  Poland
Magdalena
Kuś
  Serbia
Gordana
Milanović
  Slovenia
Janja
Sivec
  Spain
Verónica
Álvarez
  Switzerland
Sebastian
Bellwald
  Ukraine
Nataliia
Gudkova

Our mission

To serve all who use
first-hand experiences to
give natural and cultural heritage
a deeper meaning