Jisc chief executive officer Heidi Fraser-Krauss has been voted on to the board of GÉANT, the umbrella organisation for 39 national research and education networks (NRENs) in Europe.
Heidi, who has been elected for a three-year term, joins the former Jisc CEO Paul Feldman, who remains an independent member of the board.
Explaining why her appointment is important to the UK education and research sector, Heidi said:
“GÉANTsupports and convenes NRENs across Europe and connects them to more than 100 other countries. As a major player in this community and the provider of the UK’s NREN, Janet, Jisc supports the UK’s position as a global enabler of education and international research collaboration.
“My appointment allows Jisc to continue to support, advise and influence GÉANT’s direction for the benefit of researchers students, staff and the economies they serve.”
Alongside Heidi’s appointment, GÉANT’s general assembly has appointed a new chair. Andreas Dudler of SWITCH, who stands down after the maximum term of six years, the last two as chair, has been succeeded by Gilles Massen, CEO of Restena, Luxembourg.