Some former EHF Board Members
David Pollock (United Kingdom)
David served as EHF president from 2006 to 2012. He has been actively involved in the humanist movement since 1961. He is a member of the board of trustees of the British Humanist Association (1965-75 and 1997 to date; chair: 1970-72) and a member of the board of the Rationalist Association (1979 to date; chair: 1989-91). He takes a special interest in policy and campaigning on the place of religion and belief in society and on other questions of public policy. He took a degree in classics at Oxford, had a 25-year career in the coal industry, was then successively Director of Action on Smoking and Health and of the Continence Foundation, and retired in February 2001. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
On first being elected as President after the General Assembly in Toledo in 2006, David Pollock made a short statement.
Naomi Phillips (United Kingdom)
Naomi Phillips is Head of Public Affairs for the British Humanist Association and so is responsible for the BHA’s campaigns covering a wide range of issues including public services, equality law, ethical issues, religion and schools, and social cohesion. She joined the BHA in 2007, following a spell working in a policy team at the Ministry of Justice. She has gained awards from both the University of Manchester and the London School of Economics for her academic achievements in the fields of Social Policy and Gender. She was elected to the EHF board in May 2010 but resigned from the Board in February 2012 when she left the employmentof the British Humanist Association.
Georges Liénard was a founding board member of European Humanist Federation, serving from 1992 to 2009, and was general secretary from 2000.
Born in 1933, Georges became a doctor in physical chemistry in 1962. As a Senior researcher at FNRS he did fundamental research in the field of heterogeneous catalysis up to 1992. He was President of Centre d’action laïque (CAL), umbrella of French speaking humanist associations in Belgium (1975 – 1983), a member of the Board of CAL and of its executive committee from 1975 to 2008. From 1975 to 1983, he was co-president of the Belgian “Conseil Central laïque”, the umbrella group of Belgian French and Flemish speaking humanist associations and a member of its Board up to 2008.
He was a participant in various specialised commissions concerning separation between Churches and State, secularism, ethics, etc. He served as a co-representative of IHEU at the Council of Europe, especially for ethical questions and secularism.
As general secretary he represented EHF and the Humanist member associations at the European Parliament, at the Convention “For the future of Europe” and at many hearings and meetings where Humanist positions were presented and developed. He is the author of many articles on humanism, secularism and “laïcité”.
After studying contemporary history at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Luc became a teacher of “non-confessional moral education” (1957-1970) and then an inspector-advisor (1970-1997) for non-confessional moral education at State secondary schools and teachers colleges in the Flemish community, Belgium. He has served as an advisor to several Belgian Ministers of Education, was a member of the Belgian delegation to the UNESCO Commission on Drug Prevention, 1972-1983. He has been Secretary General of the RIBZ (overseeing non-confessional moral education) since 1998. He was President of Unie Vrijzinnige Verenigingen (Union of Non-Confessional and Freethinkers Associations) (1992-1998), and has held many other positions in secular and humanist organisations, including IHEU.
He was a board member of EHF from — until 2010.