The Federation


Apart from the BIPAR staff at the Permanent Secretariat, all chairs and members of committees and working groups provide their services on a voluntary basis and are not remunerated by BIPAR. Transparency vis-à-vis its members, the efficiency and coordination of the activities and efforts of BIPAR committees are guaranteed by annual activity plans. All major strategic decisions are submitted for vote to its supreme decision-making body, the General Assembly, which traditionally convenes annually in one of the countries where a BIPAR member association is domiciled. BIPAR is financed by membership dues from its national member associations.

Governing Board

BIPAR activities are governed by its Governing Board, a Management Committee and a Steering Committee.


GOVERNING BOARD (June 2023-June 2024):

  • Nicolas Bohême, Chair
  • Dominique Sizes, Vice-Chair
  • Yorck Hillegaart, Vice-Chair
  • Juan Ramón Plá, Secretary General
  • Christoph Berghammer, Treasurer


The MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE is composed of the members of the Governing Board and of the following 3 members:

  • Paul Carty, Chair of the EU Affairs Committee
  • Jean-François Mossino, Chair of the Agents' Committee
  • Onno Paymans, Chair of the International Affairs Committee


The STEERING COMMITTEE is composed of the members of the Governing Board, the Management Committee and of the following members (June 2023-June 2024):

  • Gerald Archangeli
  • Gunnar Hökmark
  • Steve Sartor
  • Roger van der Linden (Chair of the Brokers‘ Committee)
  • David Wahli

Standing Committees

  • EU Affairs Committee chaired by Paul Carty
  • Agents' Committee chaired by Jean-François Mossino
  • Brokers' Committee chaired by Roger van der Linden
  • International Affairs Committee chaired by Onno Paymans

Permanent Secretariat team

  • Nic De Maesschalck, Director
  • Isabelle Audigier, Legal Director
  • Rebekka De Nie, EU Policy Manager
  • Roxanne Steyaert, Legal Advisor
  • Aruna Manickam, Translator/Communication assistant
  • Katrien Vandecasteele, Office & Event Manager
  • Christine Legrand, Office Manager