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The Board is the day-to-day management of the association. They hold the responsibility for everything that happens at the SIB. Every year a new Board is chosen for a full academic year. Each Board member has a specific function within the team. Some are full-time, some are part-time, but they all work at the Office at the Pelsterstraat 23 on the top floor. Committees and project groups assist the Board in organising activities.

The Advisory Council gives the current Board solicited and unsolicited advice and the Audit Committee oversees the financial health of the association. Several times per year the Board is held accountable for their actions during the General Members Assembly. This is the formal meeting where members can voice their opinion and reflect on the functioning of the association.

Below you can find who holds which position within the Board and how you can contact them. The 76th Board of SIB-Groningen is Board Burke.

Saoirse Burke - President

Saoirse Burke is the President of SIB-Groningen. She leads the Board of the association. She carries the final responsibility and has the important job of organising the communication and cooperation within the Board, as well as motivating and coordinating Board members. You can reach Saoirse at

Hanna Roy - Secretary & Commissioner of External Affairs

Hanna Roy holds the functions of Secretary and Commissioner of External Affairs. She is responsible for the general administration of our association, as well as for the communication with companies and other organisations who support the SIB financially or otherwise. You can contact Hanna at, or for matters related to External Affairs at

Martijn van der Meer - Treasurer

Martijn van der Meer, as our Treasurer, is responsible for the financial part of the association. He also plans the budgets for each organ of the organisation. The Treasurer takes care of the communication with these organs to stay up-to-date and coordinate the finances of the entire association. The Audit Committee oversees the Treasurer. You can contact Martijn at

Annika Geschke - Commissioner of Internal Communication & Public Relations

Annika Geschke is our Commissioner of Internal Communication and Public Relations. As Commissioner of Internal Communication, she is the main person available for questions of members. She is responsible for the committees, project groups and Disputen, and will provide information about the different opportunities the SIB has to offer to become an active member. As Commissioner of Public Relations, Annika is also responsible for all the coordination of PR within the association, for example by creating the posters and banners for events. She also keeps the website up to date and manages the social media accounts. You can contact Annika at, or for PR-related matters at

Eef Peeters - Commissioner of Intellectual Activities

Eef Peeters is the Commissioner of Intellectual Activities. She is responsible for all the intellectual activities which the SIB organises, for example the weekly lectures or symposia. For this she keeps contact with the speakers and the organisations which the SIB cooperates with for the intellectual activities. You can reach Eef at

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