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David Barney, Christophe Delamare and Christoph Rembser have been elected to the Senior Staff Advisory Board (“the Nine”)

Three new members of the Nine in 2021
From left to right: Christophe Delamare, David Barney and Christophe Rembser (Image: CERN)

The electronic voting process for the Senior Staff Advisory Board (known as “the Nine”) closed at midnight on Friday, 27 August 2021.

The Senior Staff Advisory Board was created in 1981 to serve as a channel of communication between the senior staff and the Director-General. It is made up of nine members elected by the senior staff for a period of three years. The Nine share the ideas and experiences of the senior staff with the Director-General and offer advice on questions concerning scientific activities, organisational matters and use of resources. Elections for the Nine are held every year, ensuring an annual rotation of members.

Of the 577 senior staff members eligible to vote, 335 voted. Four candidates stood for election for Electoral Group 2 (Applied Physics, Engineering and Computer Science) and four for Electoral Group 3 (Administration, Human Resources, Finance and Purchasing & Safety).

David Barney, Christophe Delamare and Christoph Rembser were elected, replacing the outgoing Nine members Richard Jacobsson, Christoph Schaefer and myself. Tony Cass will be the new spokesperson for one year. The Board will now consist of these newly elected members together with [end of mandate in brackets]:

Stefan Lueders [2023] 
Eric Montesinos [2023] 
Tony Cass [2022]
Marine Gourber-Pace [2022]
Pascale Goy [2022]
Luca Malgeri [2022]

I wish to congratulate the newly elected members and warmly thank all the other candidates for having stood for election.

Special thank go to our polling officer, Alberto Pace. 

Isabel Bejar Alonso, outgoing spokesperson of the Nine


The Nine seek input for topics to be investigated throughout the year, so please feel free to get in touch, either by sending an email to the-nine@cern.ch or by contacting one of its members. 

Details on previous topics are available on the Nine pages (restricted to senior staff).