Honorary members


From time to time, the Council of INSOL Europe are entitled to confer honorary membership on any person who, in their opinion, has given outstanding meritorious service to the insolvency profession or who has performed outstanding work on behalf of the Association. The following have been appointed life-long Honorary Members of INSOL Europe.
 
Honorary ChairmanMarc Udink
Marc Udink
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the work of INSOL Europe as Secretary General 2002 – 2013.


Honorary Officer
Chris Laughton
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the work of INSOL Europe as President 2010 - 2011 and Treasurer 2015 - 2020.
Honorary PresidentNeil Cooper
Neil Cooper
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the work of INSOL Europe since his first involvement in 1982, culminating in his Presidency  1997 – 1998 and extended service as a member of the Executive and to the insolvency profession as a whole.  


Honorary Officer
David Buchler
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the work of INSOL Europe as Treasurer 2003 - 2015.
Maître Marc André (France)
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the work of INSOL Europe as President 2002 – 2003 and co-chair of EECC 

Dr Manfred Balz (Germany)
In recognition of meritorious service to the work of INSOL Europe

Alastair Beveridge (UK)
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the work of INSOL Europe as President 2018 - 2019 and Council member.

Dr Eberhard Braun (Germany)
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the work of INSOL Europe as President 2003 - 2004

Mr J. Willem Byvanck (the Netherlands)
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the work of INSOL Europe as President 1998 – 1999 and Chair of the Sponsorship Committee

Avv Giorgio Cherubini (Italy)
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the work of INSOL Europe as President 2001 - 2002

Ms Christine Derrett (United Kingdom)
In recognition of her outstanding contribution to the work of INSOL Europe as Editor of Eurofenix 

Maître Isabelle Didier (France)
In recognition of her outstanding contribution to the work of INSOL Europe as President  1999 - 2000

Ms Patricia Godfrey (United Kingdom)
In recognition of her outstanding contribution to the work of INSOL Europe as President 2009 – 2010 and Chair of the Lenders Group

Marcel Groenewegen (the Netherlands)
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the work of INSOL Europe as President 2020 – 2021

Frits Hamminga (the Netherlands) deceased 
In recognition of meritorious service to the work of INSOL Europe

Steve Hill (United Kingdom)
In recognition of meritorious service to the work of INSOL Europe

Gordon W. Johnson (USA)
In recognition of meritorious service to the work of INSOL Europe

Horst Johlke (Germany)
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the work of INSOL Europe as President  1996 - 1997

Dr Steffen Koch (Germany)
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the work of INSOL Europe as President  2016 - 2017, co-chair of the Turnaround and co-chair of the Strategic Task Force 2025

Dr Bruno M. Kübler (Germany)
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the work of INSOL Europe as President  1992 - 1994

Radu Lotrean (Romania)
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the work of INSOL Europe as President  2017 – 2018, and co-chair of the Eastern European Countries' Committee 

Jim Luby (Ireland)
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the work of INSOL Europe as President  2011 – 2012 and Treasurer 2015 - 2017

Dr Carlos Mack (Germany)
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the work of INSOL Europe as President  2008 – 2009 and co-chair of EECC

Jane Marshall (Ireland)
In recognition of her outstanding contribution to the work of INSOL Europe as President  2000 - 2001

Dr Hector J. Miguens (Argentina)
In recognition of meritorious service to the work of INSOL Europe

Piya Mukherjee (Denmark)
In recognition of her outstanding contribution to the work of INSOL Europe as President 2019 – 2020

Alberto Nunez-Lagos (Spain)
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the work of INSOL Europe as President  2015 - 2016 and co-chair of the Turnaround Wing

Prof Paul Omar (UK)
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the work of INSOL Europe as Secretary to the Academic Forum

Maître Catherine Ottaway (France)
In recognition of her outstanding contribution to the work of INSOL Europe as President  2013 – 2014 and chair of the Constitution Committee

The Hon Mr Michael Quinn (Ireland)
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the work of INSOL Europe as President  2005 – 2006 

Prof Tomas Richter (Czech Republic)
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the work of INSOL Europe as Chair of the Academic Forum 2019 - 2022

David Rubin (UK)
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the work of INSOL Europe as Chair of the Sponsorship Committee

Rutger Schimmelpenninck (the Netherlands)
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the work of INSOL Europe as President  2007 - 2008

Jernej Sekolec (Austria)
In recognition of meritorious service to the work of INSOL Europe EU Relations

Prof Daniel Staehelin (Switzerland)
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the work of INSOL Europe as President  2012 - 2013

Michael Thierhoff (Germany)
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the work of INSOL Europe as President  2006 - 2007

Frank Tschentscher (Germany)
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the work of INSOL Europe as President 2021 – 2022

Richard Turton (Director and Honorary President) (United Kingdom) Deceased
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the work of INSOL Europe as Director  1992 – 2003 and Honorary President for Life 2003 – 2004

Prof. Heinz Vallender (Germany)
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the work of INSOL Europe as Chair of the Judicial Wing 2006 – 2018 

Dr Jan C. Van Apeldoorn (the Netherlands) Deceased
In recognition of meritorious service to the work of INSOL Europe

Robert van Galen (the Netherlands)
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the work of INSOL Europe as President, 2014 - 2015

Prof Michael Veder (the Netherlands)
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the work of INSOL Europe as Chair of the Academic Forum, 2016 - 2019

Louise Verrill (United Kingdom)
In recognition of meritorious service to the work of INSOL Europe as Editor of Eurofenix

Renato Viale (Italy)
In recognition of meritorious service to the work of INSOL Europe

Gerry A. Weiss (United Kingdom) Deceased
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the work of INSOL Europe as President  1995 - 1996

Prof Bob Wessels (the Netherlands)
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the work of INSOL Europe as Chair of the Academic Forum 
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