The electronic voting process for the Senior Staff Advisory Committee (known as “the Nine”) closed at midnight on Friday, 25 August 2023.
The Senior Staff Advisory Committee was created in 1981 to serve as a channel of communication between the senior staff (grade 8 and above) 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 feedback 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.
In August 2023, out of the 576 senior staff members eligible to vote, 326 voted.
Candidates stood for election for Electoral Group 2 (members of IT, RCS, SCE, HSE and ATS, and members of EP and TH who are NOT in Electoral Group 1)*.
Sophie Baron and Giovanna Vandoni were elected to replace the outgoing Nine members, Stefan Lüders and myself. Their mandate is from September 2023 to August 2026.
Christoph Rembser has been appointed as the new spokesperson for one year, starting in September 2023. The Nine now consists of the two newly elected members together with [end of mandate in brackets]:
- Marzia Bernardini 
- Markus Brugger 
- Cécile Curdy 
- Niko Neufeld 
- David Barney 
- Christophe Delamare 
- Christoph Rembser 
I wish to congratulate the newly elected members and warmly thank all the other candidates for having stood for election. Special thanks go to our polling officer, Alberto Pace.
Eric Montesinos, 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 mailto:email@example.com or by contacting one of its members. In 2023/2024 we meet once per week, on Thursdays from 12.15 p.m. to 1.45 p.m., and you are welcome to join the first 15–20 minutes of our meeting to raise your topic in person. We would appreciate your contacting one of us, either in person or by phone/email, in advance for more information, e.g. where we meet.
Details of previous topics are available on the Nine pages.
* Electoral Group 1: Research physicists/principal research physicists and applied physicists/principal applied physicists in EP or TH; Electoral Group 2: Members of IT, RCS, SCE, HSE and ATS, and members of EP and TH who are NOT in Electoral Group 1; Electoral Group 3: Members of DG, FAP, HR, IPT, IR and PF.