Standing Committee

The IEA Standing Committee (SC) consists of the IEA chair and six General Assembly representatives (elected for a three-year term). The committee serves as a board of directors for both IEA and the IEA Secretariat. The SC meets twice a year under the direction of the IEA chair to review IEA policy and project developments. Between General Assembly meetings, the committee serves as the IEA decision-making authority, and works with the IEA chair and executive director to implement General Assembly resolutions. The committee is also responsible for recommending committee members and new studies to the General Assembly.

Image of Standing Committee 2022
Left to Right: Barclay Anstiss, Sophia Gorgodze, Thierry Rocher, Ines Elezović, Stephen Provasnik, Maria Axelsson, and Roberto Ricci. 


Dr. Thierry Rocher

IEA Chair
Dr Thierry Rocher was elected to the IEA Chair position at the 59th General Assembly meeting in October 2018. Dr Rocher previously served as a Standing Committee member and General Assembly representative for France. He is the Director for Evaluation at (DEPP) at the Ministère de l'éducation nationale in France.

Dr. Stephen Provasnik

United States of America (USA)
Team Lead for International Activities Program at NCES