International Association

for Educational and

Vocational Guidance

Leadership 2019 - 2023

Executive committee


Dr. Gert VAN BRUSSEL is affiliated with the Open University of the Netherlands. He has more than 40 years of experience in the domain of career development in all kinds of roles: counsellor, consultant, entrepreneur, researcher, lecturer and presenter. He has authored professional and scientific articles and book chapters in the field of career development and entrepreneurship and is a member of the advisory board of Loopbaan Visie (Career Vision), the Dutch journal for career professionals. Gert has been a member of the Board of the IAEVG since 2015 and a past president and Honorable Member of NOLOC, the Dutch association of career professionals. 


Ilze Astrīda JANSONE, MS Ed., Qualification in Career Counselling, works at the State Education Development Agency of Latvia as the Euroguidance programme manager. Her work focuses on educational guidance with emphasis on learning mobility, guidance systems and policies, international peer learning, promotion of research, translation of guidelines, methods and tools.


Dr. Jane GOODMAN is Professor Emerita of Counseling at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, USA. She is a past president of the American Counseling Association, the National Career Development Association, and The Counselors for Social Justice. She is the author of several books and many articles and book chapters, primarily in the area of transitions, supervision, and the career development of adults. She received the Eminent Career Award from NCDA and is a fellow of ACA and NCDA.


Laurent MATTE has been engaged for over 30 years in the field of career development, with clients and colleagues as well as in the media and political arenas. He has been a career counselor, trainer, coach, project manager, union leader, volunteer, lecturer, service expert, institutional leader. Trained in Canada at Laval University (B.Ed. and L.Or.) and University of Sherbrooke (M.Ed.), he worked for public employment services and was President (2007-2016) of the regulatory college of guidance counsellors in Quebec, Canada.


Guðbjörg VILHJÁLMSDÓTTIR, Ph.D. is a full professor in career guidance and counselling at the School of Social Sciences, University of Iceland and current Head of career guidance and counselling department. Her research projects have evolved around career development of young people, what are the main social and psychological influences on careers and how they can be assisted in finding meaning in their careers. An ongoing research interest has been the evaluation of career education and counselling, both in Iceland and in the Nordic countries.


Teruyuki FUJITA is a professor at the Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan. He specializes in comparative policy studies on career education. He has worked for some universities in Japan since 1993, except for the five years after he was appointed as a principal researcher at the National Institute for Educational Policy Research of Japan in 2008. He concurrently served as the senior specialist for student guidance at the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

Board of directors

Prof. Peter C. WEBER has been Professor for Career Guidance and Counseling at the University of Applied Labour Studies in Mannheim, Germany since 2016 and researcher and assistant professor at Heidelberg University 2004-2016. He pursued studies in Education, Sociology and Economics in Bremen and Leiden and teaching and research in Career Guidance / Counseling, e.g. Lifelong Guidance, Knowledge and Competence of Counsellors, Information in Counselling Processes, HRD and Career Counselling, Digitalization in the field of Guidance, Guidance service and policy in Germany and Europe.

Gideon ARULMANI, PhD., Director, The Promise Foundation, India, is a clinical psychologist interested in culture counselling and livelihood planning. His Cultural Preparation Process Model has informed career intervention designing in many developing countries and emerging economies. He is Founder-Trustee, Indian Association for Career and Livelihood Planning, an International Fellow of Consortium for Multicultural Psychology Research USA, Visiting Senior Lecturer, Canterbury Christ Church University UK, Visiting Professor, Martin Luther University, India and International Fellow, NICEC. Hi is an international development consultant to various multilateral agencies.

Dr Mary McMAHON is an Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Queensland. She researches and publishes on career development across the lifespan and narrative career counselling and is a developer and co-author of the Systems Theory Framework of Career Development. Mary is the Vice-President of the Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA), the peak body for the career industry in Australia.

Professor Nancy ARTHUR is appointed as Dean Research, UniSA Business at the University of South Australia and Professor Emeritus at the University of Calgary, Canada. Nancy’s research focuses on Culture-Infused Career Counselling, diversity and social justice in professional practice, and the transition experiences of international students and workers. Prof Arthur is a Registered Psychologist (AB Canada), an elected Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association, and former Vice-President of IAEVG.

Jérôme ROSSIER is currently full professor of vocational and counselling psychology at the Institute of Psychology of the University of Lausanne and the former editor of the International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance. He has published more than 180 scientific articles and book chapters and co-edited in 2015 the Handbook of Life Design: From practice to theory and from theory to practice. He is currently member of the Psychological and educational sciences evaluation panel of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) and of the Scientific advisory committee for VET research of the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI).

Soledad ROMERO RODRÍGUEZ is a Professor at the University of Seville (Spain), PhD in Career Guidance and Master in Systemic Pedagogy. Her research interests are related to career guidance strategies and resources; Innovation in Higher Education; counselors training; qualitative research methods and social justice. She has coordinated and participated in research projects about career guidance in VET, career construction in vulnerability contexts and transitions in Higher Education. She has published career guidance resources and journal articles.

Gabriela CABRERA LOPEZ PhD in Education at the University of Barcelona, psychologist and counselor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Member of the Board of Directors of IAEVG since 2015. She has work into the educational guidance and implications of conceptual framework, counselling, training guidance practitioners, scholar transitions, educational civics and ethics; public policy, generic competencies and educational strategies for nonviolence. Publications: Orientación Educativa; Cuestionario de Exploración Vocacional para Secundaria; Formación Cívica y Ética; Cultura de la Legalidad.

Co-opted non-executive and non-voting member of the Board of Directors

Jean-Jacques RUPPERT studied psychology and educational sciences in Scotland, France and Poland. He was employed by the Luxembourg Ministry of Education, Children and Youth as an educational psychologist and career counsellor. He continues to lead the “Applied Vocational Psychology and Policy Research Unit (AVOPP), a scientific research institute, and is also a lecturer at the University of Applied Labour Studies (HdBA) in Mannheim, Germany.

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