Upon the mandate of the General Assembly, the Executive Committee has the overall responsibility of managing the Association and specifically of defining the annual development plan and budget, revising them as needed, managing the growth and sustainability of the Association, and controlling and guaranteeing the correctness of the operational activities, in particular the financial management and results.


Giorgio Prister
Major Cities of Europe

The President acts in the interest of the members and in compliance with the statute. He ensures the fulfillment of the Major Cities of Europe (MCE) mission, its financial sustainability, its successful development, the members’ satisfaction, and the growth of the memberships. The President coordinates and chairs the MCE Executive Committee. He legally represents MCE as does each member of the Executive Committee.


Vice – President

Glyn Evans
Major Cities of Europe

Working in collaboration with the President, the members of the Management  Team and of the Organising Committee (OC) and others as appropriate, to propose, evaluate and implement organisational initiatives that benefit MCE members and/or contribute to the well-being of the MCE organisation. Supporting the OC in developing and implementing the programmes of conference, of the workshops and of webinars

It Supervisor

Paolo Boscolo

As Technical Director works in collaboration with the Executive Committee, manages, proposes, evaluates, implements, and maintains, the MCE technological solutions and tools, supervises the technological operations, defines, and controls the services and products provided by external organizations.


Stephan Klein

The Treasurer is responsible for the bookkeeping of the Association and for the management of the funds of the Association. He /she cooperates with the President in the definition of the proposal for the Development Plan and budget and prepares the annual accounts. He/she oversees the operations of the other bodies in order to verify that they respect the approved Development Plan and budget of the Association.

Nadira Hussain

Chief Executive Officer at the UK Society of innovation technology & modernisation (Socitm)

An experienced ICT and change management leader with 25+ years, Nadira has worked primarily in local government; leading the ICT service, managing wider teams including digital, business improvement, transformation and customer services. Nadira has implemented numerous complex change programmes across shared services to deliver new operating models, efficiencies and service improvement. At Soctim, Nadira continues to focus on the work she initiated as president of the society (15/16), building the leadership, skills and diversity of the sector’s workforce. Her passion is to tackle inequality, promote professionalism, improve personal development opportunities and champion women role models

Ruth Buckley

Chief Information Officer Cork City Council, Digital Cities Champion, I Wish Founder

Ruth Buckley is CIO at Cork City Council. As a member of senior management team for over 20 years she has led an ambitious digital transformation program, the delivery of a Digital strategy for the city and is a founder of the Cork Smart Gateway. As of founder member of I Wish, Ruth fully supports women in technology and diversity in the workplace. Ruth holds two internationally recognized project management certifications PMP and IPMA and has managed complex business transformation projects for over 20 years in both the private and public sectors.

Alessandra de Seneen

Secretary General INSOR and Partner 4changing

Since 2018 Secretary General of the National Institute of Rural Sociology (INSOR) a non-profit association for the study and research of the Italian rural society and its evolution; she’s also a partner of a consulting company – 4changing – with particular focus on change management, digital transformation and green transition.
She collaborates with several Italian Universities and Rome Business School as a professor in management and business organization.
In 2020, together with colleagues working in research and in the agri-food sector, published a “guide” to help companies operating in the agri-food sector to create sustainable business model (*).
Previously she worked at Accenture as Executive Partner in the Information Management division and at IBM where she grew professionally until becoming Senior Executive in the Business Consulting Services division.
She’s a member of the Major Cities of Europe Organising Committee and of the Comitato Bioetico per la Veterinaria e l’Agroalimentare (CBV-A).