The IEA officers are pleased to announce that, following the retirement last year of the very capable and popular office administrator, Lynn Strother, a new person has been appointed to the position. Dr Aleksandra Gamper from St. Petersburg in Russia has joined the IEA team. Aleksandra has office experience with an international professional organisation, similar to what she will be doing for us, and is familiar with HFE through family connections. Her educational background is in intercultural communication and linguistics. She has worked in both USA and Russia and speaks, apart from Russian and English, some French and Portuguese. We welcome her to the team.