Finance Committee

From the IAU Statutes:

13.d. The General Assembly appoints a standing Finance Committee to advise the Executive Committee on its behalf on budgetary matters between General Assemblies, and to advise the General Assembly on the approval of the budget and accounts of the Union. The Finance Committee consists of not more than 8 members of different national affiliations, including a Chairperson, proposed by the National Members, and remains in office until the end of the next General Assembly.

From the IAU Working Rules:

24.a. Three months before a General Assembly, the Finance Committee shall prepare a list of at least 10 Individual Members of the Union who accept to serve on the Committee for the next triennium if elected, including a nominee for Chair. The General Secretary shall forward this list to the National Members and invite additional nominations from them with a deadline of one month before the General Assembly. The Finance Committee shall verify that the resulting slate complies with the rules in Statutes 13 and with general principles of scientific, geographical and gender balance. Members shall not normally serve more than two consecutive terms, and it is desirable that roughly half of the members are replaced at each election. The Chair of the Finance Committee shall present the resulting slate of nominations to the National Members together with the report of the Committee on the previous triennium at the beginning of the General Assembly, for final election at its closing session. The Finance Committee remains in office until the end of the next General Assembly (cf. Statutes § 13.d.)...


Michel Dennefeld

Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
98bis Bd Arago
75014 Paris

NCA adherence: France

Last updated:
November 15, 2018


Gadiyara Chakrapani Anupama

Indian Institute of Astrophysics
II Block Koramangala
Bangalore 560 034

NCA adherence: India

Last updated:
January 18, 2020


Phil Puxley

1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Suite 1475
Washington 20004
United States

NCA adherence: United States

Last updated:
November 15, 2018


Robert Szabo

Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences (ELKH)
Konkoly Observatory
Konkoly Thege Miklos ut. 15-17.
H-1121 Budapest

NCA adherence: Hungary

Last updated:
February 15, 2021


Gregg A. Wade

Royal Military College of Canada
Dept Physics
Box 17000 Station Forces
Kingston ON K7K 4B4
Ontario (ON)

NCA adherence: Canada

Last updated:
December 6, 2017



Xinjiang Astronomical Observatory
Chinese Academy of Sciences
150, Science 1-Street
Urumqi 830011
China, Nanjing

NCA adherence: China, Nanjing

Last updated:
September 17, 2018


Patrick Alan Woudt

University of Cape Town
Department of Astronomy
Private Bag X3
7701 Rondebosch
South Africa

NCA adherence: South Africa

Last updated:
February 22, 2021


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