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.)...


João Alves

Harvard University
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
10 Garden Street
Cambridge 02138
Massachusetts (MA)
United States

Email: joaoalvesunivieacat
Personal website:

NCA adherence: Austria

Last updated:
October 17, 2018


Gadiyara Chakrapani Anupama

Indian Institute of Astrophysics
II Block Koramangala
Bangalore 560 034

Phone: +91 80 2254 1344
Email: gcaiiapresin
Organization website:

NCA adherence: India

Last updated:
January 18, 2020


Kate J. Brooks

Murdoch University
Room 4.42, 4th Floor
Library Building, 90 South Street
Murdoch 6150
Western Australia (WA)

Phone: +61 8 9360 1278
Email: katebrooksresearchbizcomau
Organization website:

NCA adherence: Australia

Last updated:
March 3, 2020


Michel Dennefeld

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

Phone: +33 1 44 32 81 16
Fax: +33 1 44 32 80 01
Email: dennefeliapfr
Organization website:

NCA adherence: France

Last updated:
November 15, 2018


JJ. Matthew Kavelaars

NRC Herzberg Inst of Astrophysics
5071 W Saanich Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2E7
British Columbia (BC)

Phone: +1 250 363 8694
Email: jjkavelaarscadcgmailcom
Organization website:

NCA adherence: Canada

Last updated:
March 3, 2021


László L. Kiss

Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Konkoly Observatory
Konkoly Th.M. út 15-17
H-1121 Budapest

Phone: +36 -1-391-9324
Email 1: kisskonkolyhu
Email 2: kisslaszlocsfkmtahu
Organization website:

NCA adherence: Hungary

Last updated:
March 30, 2019



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

Phone: +86 99 1368 9001
Email: nawangxaoaccn

NCA adherence: China, Nanjing

Last updated:
September 17, 2018


Lee Anne M. Willson

Iowa State University
Physics-Astronomy Dept
A521 Zaffarano Hall
Ames IA 50011-3160
Iowa (IA)
United States

Phone: +1 515 294 6765
Fax: +1 515 294 6027
Email: lwillsoniastateedu
Personal website:
Organization website:

NCA adherence: United States

Last updated:
September 4, 2018


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