SRDA’s founding members and board

Dr. Arthur Pober

Dr. Arthur Pober

Mindbright Inc.

Founder and Vice-President,
Acting-President SRDA

Arthur Pober is an internationally known authority in the areas of media, technology, education, and child psychology. Among his achievements, as President Emeritus, he is the creator of the rating system for the videogame industry in the United States and was the former head of special programmes for over 25,000 school children in New York City instituting screening for potential learning disabilities and special needs for youngsters. He serves as senior research fellow to the Annenberg Center for the Digital Future in California, and is the American consultant of the LFM-North Westphalia, responsible for initiating the 15 year Trans-Atlantic Dialogs dealing with the new evolving technologies throughout Europe. He was the International consultant of the European Advertising Standards Alliance (EASA) dealing with advertising self-regulation issues, as well as the Director of EASA’s Education programme. He designed a ten lessons educational module, the 3E Module, which promotes ethical advertising.

Spyros A. Pappas

Spyros A. Pappas

Pappas & Associates

Founder and President SRDA

Spyros Pappas is attorney at law, founder of the Brussels Law Cabinet Pappas & Associates specializing in community law. He has been Judge at the Hellenic Administrative Supreme Court, the first Secretary General of the National Centre of Public Administration, Professor and Director General of the European Institute of Public Administration in Maastricht, Director General in the European Commission where he set up the Consumer Policy dg, then he took over the dg for Information, Communication, Culture and Audiovisual Policy and finally the dg of Education and Culture that he also set up. The Recommendation on the Protection of Minors was elaborated under his responsibility. He has written many books and articles among others in the field of data protection, protection of personal data and privacy.

Matti Alderson

Matti Alderson

Vice-President Strategy & Policy SRDA

Matti Alderson is a management consultant providing advice and advocacy on regulatory policy and strategy to Governments and clients in the public and private sectors in the UK and worldwide on advertising, marketing and media regulation. An international conference chairman and speaker, writer and broadcaster, she has led a number of regulatory organizations: Director General of the Advertising Standards Authority; Chairman of the Direct Marketing Commission; Removals Industry Ombudsman, and has served on numerous others including: Commissioner, Press Complaints Commission; Director and Board Member PhonepayPlus; Vice Chairman European Advertising Standards Alliance Brussels; Board Member, Cabinet Office Better Regulation Task Force. She has an Honours Degree in Humanities and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the Communications Advertising and Marketing Foundation and a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute.

Irina-Raluca Geangali-Little

Irina-Raluca Geangali-Little

adsum consulting SRL

Founder and Secretary General SRDA

Irina Little is the Administrator of adsum consulting SRL, a young management and consulting firm located in Bucharest, Romania. Prior to this, she was Director of Administrative and Financial Operations for the European Advertising Standard Alliance (EASA), as well as EASA’s Manager of the (3E) Education Programme and Coordinator of the Central and Eastern European Council. She worked for EASA for 17+ years, until January 2016.

Stephan Dreyer

Stephan Dreyer

Hans-Bredow-Institute for Media Research

Founder SRDA

Stephan Dreyer is a Senior Researcher at the Hans-Bredow-Institut for Media Research, Hamburg. His research interest centers on public communication and the laws applicable to new media, particularly regulatory questions at the intersection of protection of minors, privacy and consumer protection as well as the challenges that regulation is facing in the light of new technologies, services and changing media use. Besides conducting research in the field of youth media protection, he is looking into the field of opportunities, issues and limits of regulation through technology or regulation through information/disclosure. He also conducts legal and comparative analyses of systems in the area of media-related governance. He conceptualized and organized European and international interdisciplinary scientific congresses as well as dialogue conferences, bringing together researchers, practitioners, regulators and politicians.