At the Steering Committee meeting which took place on 15 February 2013 in Brussels, Ria Mortier, member of the Belgian Hoge Raad voor de Justitie/Conseil Superieur de la Justice was appointed member of the Executive Board. She takes up the vacancy that was created after Geert Vervaeke finished his mandate in the Belgian Council. Ria Mortier has been a member magistrate of the High Council of Justice since 2008 and was a member of the selection and appointments committee and numerous other working groups within the HRJ. Since September 2012, she holds the position of co-president of the HRJ and is chair of the selection and appointments committee. In 2007 she was appointed advocate general at the Court of Cassation. Ria Mortier has been actively involved in the Project Team on Standards for the selections and appointment of judges and the current project on Standards for the Evaluation and Irremovability of Judges.