EuRA is managed by an elected governing council of nine, with a President and a Vice-President in office for a period of one year, which can be extended to two at the invitation of the Council.
Council members serve for a two year term on a voluntary basis. Each council member represents their local region, ensuring any national issues are addressed on a European level.
The Executive Group is made up of representatives from EuRA's six regions; UK & Ireland has two members, Nordic consisting of Denmark, Sweden, Norway & Finland has one member. Southern consisting France, Spain, Portugal, Italy & Greece has two members. Central consisting Germany, Austria and Switzerland has two members. Benelux consisting Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg has one member. Eastern consisting Albania, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia & Ukraine has one member.
This is your EuRA Executive Group:
Andrew Scott is the Vice President of Dwellworks UK office and brings over 20 years experience of the mobility industry to the EuRA Board. As a provider and procurer of services, Andrew brings a unique perspective to the association.
Andrew is a keen advocate of the EuRA Global Quality Seal, having guided over 20 County Homesearch and Dwellworks offices through the process. Dwellworks was one of the very first organisations to achieve the EuRA Global Quality Seal.
“I am delighted to be joining the EuRA Council representing the Northern Region. Members who achieve the EuRA Global Quality Seal are acknowledged for having reached the very highest standards in relocation services. This carefully audited benchmark is essential to both providers and clients alike and should be the objective of all relocation providers, large and small.”
Stuart McAlister is a British citizen who has been based in Hungary for around 20 years. Stuart studied business at Sheffield Hallam University and worked as a government administrator, TEFL teacher and IT trainer/manager before discovering the world of relocation in 2001.
He founded his company, Inter Relocation in 2002 as a small destination services and immigration compliance provider in Budapest. From humble beginnings with a staff of 3 the company grew both locally in Hungary and then outbound over the following years to the point where Inter Relocation now delivers relocation services in 21 countries across Central and Eastern Europe.
One of the cornerstones of Inter Relocation’s business model is the provision of in-house immigration compliance and over the last 13 years, Stuart has gained a broad knowledge of the immigration process and challenges across a diverse region encompassing both EU and non-EU states.
Susana Bourne, Founder and Managing Director of Antares Relocation comes from a family background in this industry. Susana began her relocation career in 2001 working in the beginning together with her mother, Diane Kiddell, who founded the very first relocation company in Spain and was also a EuRA Board Member for several years.
Susana has always worked in the service industry where she has had experience managing challenging global projects in multinational companies. Before starting Antares Relocation, Susana has worked in some of the most important relocation companies in Spain.
Susana is British national, born in Madrid, and has lived in Spain most of her life. She completed her schooling and went through university in the UK. Her constant exposure to both the Spanish and British Cultures give her an unenviable bi-cultural background. Her enthusiasm for working with and understanding people and their varied needs makes the relocation world a natural environment in which to develop her career.
Susana has been involved in EuRA since her introduction to the relocation industry. In 2008 Susana was part of the Eura Development Committee, a committee helping set up the guidelines and contents for the Eura Quality Seal.
Susana is ERQ3 Graduate with the Fellowship status, the highest award from the EARP Programme, and holder of the MIM Qualification. She has also obtained the GMS Qualification from the Worldwide ERC. Her company, Antares Relocation, holds the EuRA Global Quality Seal. Susana brings to the Board an in depth knowledge, of and experience in, international mobility.
The Northern Region is also represented by Michèle Bramstoft of Copenhagen Relocations – Immigration & Relocation Solutions. “I am honoured to have this opportunity to be part of the EuRA board. The EuRA has been a guiding force throughout my relocation career and I aim to help it continue this positive vein.”
In relocation terms, Michèle is a ‘3CK’ or 3rd Culture Kid, having spent her formative years living outside of the USA in the Saudi Aramco residential compound of Dhahran. She joined the relocation industry 20 years ago after moving to Denmark [from France]. Michele holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of Thomas, [Houston]Texas and a ‘Brevet d’État from C.R.E.P.S. in Bordeaux, France. Michèle now makes her home with her husband and daughter in Copenhagen.
Copenhagen Relocations provides comprehensive immigration and destination services into and out of Denmark; and is committed to adding value to the relocation process and improving the quality of expat life in Denmark. We envision “Happy Transferees”, when the person moving is happy, mobility stakeholders are happy and relocation is successful.
Copenhagen Relocations has been a member of EuRA since 2000 and is a proud holder of the EuRA Global Quality Seal since 2010.
Isabel lived as an expat child until she was 19 years old and returned to her home country, Portugal, for university studies. By the age of 13 she had lived in 6 different countries (Brazil, Portugal, Bahrain, Spain, Luxembourg and France), been to 5 different schools and learned 5 different languages - it was my "normality".
As a professional, Isabel started working in destination services firstly at international events, later developing and specializing in global mobility. She created her first DSP company in 2003, paving her way into a recent industry in Portugal.
As founder of Moving-ON Professional Mobility, the motivation to innovate and diversify mobility support services came first in the agenda. As a result, Isabel worked on a research & development initiative, on the new business area of online relocation support services and launching the world’s first relocation e-shop in 2013.
Diverseness also came with expanding the operation to new African locations, with offices in Mozambique, where experience and industry knowledge become a motivation to continue recreating and a challenge for continuous improvement.
“I soon understood the crucial role of being part of EuRA, reaching to global partners and alliances, to the latest industry trends in a changing world, undergo training, network and learn. Industry meetings over the years have proved to be the most valuable assets in my relocation career, in the consolidation of my company and in the professional development of my teams.”
Process improvement oriented, customer-centred and motivated by new projects, in 2008 Isabel was part of the Eura Development Committee, a committee helping set up the guidelines and contents for the Eura Global Quality Seal.
A French native and graduate of Kedge Business School with a major in international business administration, Pierre Jeronimo started in the relocation industry 21 years ago in Central and Eastern Europe and has held senior management positions with Corstjens, Sirva, Pelichet and Sterling Relocation in several countries including Hungary, The Netherlands, France and Switzerland.
Pierre is one of the mobility pioneers in Central & Eastern Europe starting in Hungary in the early 90s for the Dutch group Corstjens. Throughout the 90s he spent quite a lot of time in Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine and Russia to serve international corporations and embassies in this region.
He is the CEO and owner of Geneva Relocation, HR Relocation and Ellen Baur & Partner Relocations GmbH. His Group has offices in Geneva, Lausanne and Zürich.
Since 2013 Pierre is the President of the Swiss Association of Relocation Agents (SARA) (till June 2017), a former Vice-President of FIDI Switzerland and a founding member of GroupExpat, the Swiss Association of International Human Resources Managers. Well integrated within the Swiss business community he is a member of numerous local associations including the Geneva Rotary Club.
“My passions are history (Middle Age and the 18th Century), ski and mountain hiking. I spend a lot of my free time with wife and my 4 kids aged 9 to 19. In my career, my family and I have been expats in several countries”.
Alistair has worked in the relocation industry for over twelve years, working in Senior Management positions for both a Relocation Management Company and a Destination Service Provider. For the past five years he has been Managing Director of Relocation Support Services (RSS) one of the leading providers of Destination Services in the UK. Reporting to the Board of Directors, Alistair has full responsibility and accountability for the performance of the company.
Alistair’s primary role is to deliver the best levels of client and employee satisfaction at all times. He drives business goals with enthusiasm and professionalism, and continuously demonstrates excellence in all he does, ensuring that the end result is always a completely satisfied customer.
He has completed the Global Mobility Specialist certification and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Communication. RSS achieved the EuRA Global Quality Seal in 2014.
Isabelle Prémont is the owner and managing director of Map Relocations and am&pm Relocation. Born in Belgium and raised around the world. After her expat experience in the United States, she settled in Belgium where she studied hotel management. Before making her entrance into the world of global mobility, she enjoyed a career in the hospitality business with emphasis on sales and marketing.
In 2011 Isabelle joined Map Relocations as Operations Director and shortly after she decided to take over the company. Although Map Relocations has been delivering relocation services to expats in Luxembourg and The Netherlands since 1998, Isabelle opened offices in the cities of Luxembourg and Rotterdam, to cement Map's presence in those regions.
In May 2015 Isabelle became president of the Belgian Association of Relocation Agents (ABRA) and in 2016, with the desire to grow and extend the range of services, she took over the Belgian company am&pm relocation.
Elisabeth Sommer is a representative for the Central Region and is founder and Managing Director of Elisabeth Sommer Relocation in Munich, Germany. Elisabeth studied in the hospitality industry and had worked many years with Sheraton Corporation and with Data General, before taking a career break to study the Italian language in Rome.
Upon returning to Germany in 1989, Elisabeth relocated from the Frankfurt area to Munich in Bavaria. With her experience gained in the service sector and with international corporations the Relocation Industry was a natural fit for a new career path. After several years working in relocation, Elisabeth set out on her own in 1996 opening Elisabeth Sommer Relocation out of her home in suburban Munich. Since this time it has grown to a staff of 10 dedicated relocation professionals in an office in downtown Munich.
Elisabeth has been an early member of EuRA and credits this with building relationships throughout the world with other professionals, advancing her knowledge of the industry and difficulties companies and individuals encounter associated to moving into new homes, work and culture. Elisabeth looks forward to enhancing this knowledge and sharing with others in this ever changing global industry.