Standing Technical Committee (STC)

The Regular Sessions of the Executive Committee have the services of a Standing Technical Committee of maximum four pre-eminent experts with international experience in the management of FMD or similar highly contagious animal viral diseases, selected on the basis of individual expertise, with the objective of providing guidance to the Sessions of the Commission, to review proposed studies and their progress, and to identify issues affecting FMD management that need be brought to the Agenda of the Commission Sessions, and where appropriate, to the Member States.


David J Paton (Professor)
Director of Science, MA, VetMB, PhD, MRCVS

Institute for Animal Health Ash Road Pirbright Surrey GU24 0NF

Christianne Bruschke
Chief Veterinary Officer
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation
PO Box 20401
2500 EK The Hague
The Netherlands

Preben Willeberg
DVM, PhD, Dr. Vet. Sc., Dr. Vet. Sc.h.c., Dipl. ECVPH
Senior Veterinary Global Health Specialist
Hanebjerg Skovvej 20
DK-3210 Vejby


Matthias Kramer
Niedersächsisches Landesamt für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit (LAVES)

Abteilung 3, Tiergesundheit Postfach 3949 26029 Oldenburg