Honorary Delegate

The title of Honorary Delegate is a significant honour bestowed by EuroSTAR Conferences and is awarded to individuals in recognition of their long-standing association with the conference. Honorary Delegate status entitles the bearer to attend the annual EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference free of charge.

How to qualify:

To achieve Honorary Delegate status an attendee must have been present at 20 editions of the EuroSTAR Conference. You must have attended as a delegate, speaker or Programme Committee member to qualify for the Honorary Delegate privilege. (Attendance as an exhibitor does not count towards this award).

If you believe that that you have attended 20 EuroSTAR Conferences – or that you will do so in the next few years, then please let us know! We are happy to check and confirm attendance records for you. Email [email protected] with any queries.

  • Dorothy Graham (2012)

    Dorothy Graham has worked in software testing for over 40 years and became the first Honorary Delegate in 2012. Dot chaired the very first EuroSTAR Conference in 1993 and again in 2009 and was awarded the Testing Excellence Award in 1999.

  • Mark Fewster (2014)

    Mark Fewster has more than 30 years of experience as a software tester and has been a regular contributor to EuroSTAR as a speaker and achieves Honorary Delegate status in 2014.

  • Stuart Reid (2014)

    Stuart Reid has worked in IT for over 30 years – in development, testing and education. He chaired the EuroSTAR Conference in 2007 in Stockholm and was presented with the Testing Excellence Award in 2001.

  • Paul Gerrard (2015)

    Paul Gerrard has been programming since the mid-1970s and loves using the Python programming language. He was the Programme Chair of the EuroSTAR 2014 Conference and in 2010 he won the EuroSTAR Testing Excellence Award.


  • Graham Freeburn (2015)

    Graham Freeburn has been involved in testing for over 20 years.  He co-founded the Scottish Testing Group in 2002 and has been Chairman of it ever since.

  • Anne Mette Hass (2017)

    Anne Mette Hass has worked in software testing for over 30 years.  Anne Mette has written the book “Guide to Advanced Software Testing” and teaches ISTQB Foundation and Advanced Test Manager and Advanced Analyst courses. 

  • Geoff Thompson

    Geoff is the UK Director of Testing Services for Planit Testing, part of the global Planit Testing group. He is a founder member of the International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB), the TMMi Foundation, and the UK Testing Board 

    In 2008 Geoff was awarded the European Testing Excellence Award.

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