Advisory Board

The European Business and Biodiversity Campaign is advised by an independent and external advisory board. Its members support the European Business and Biodiversity Campaign in an honorary capacity.

Richard Appleyard
Richard left BP in 2005 after 28 years working in a many departments including BP Solar. Since leaving he has been working in the renewable energy sector with a focus on photovoltaic energy. He now a partner of LPR Power which focuses on the development of photovoltaic projects in Spain, Southern-Europe the UK and USA, selling and purchasing photovoltaic plants and strategic business development in the field of photovoltaics.
Annelisa Grigg
Annelisa has nearly twenty years of experience of working on corporate sustainability issues gained both within the private sector, as a manager within KPMG's global sustainability services and within the NGO community. She has spent the last 7 years specializing in the intersection between biodiversity and business,. She led NGO, Fauna & Flora International's work with the private sector, developing partnerships with companies such as Cargill, Anglo American, BAT and Rio Tinto. She now works as an independent consultant, focusing on corporate biodiversity strategy and implementation and leads the Natural Value Initiative – a project aimed at building awareness within the finance sector of the potential link between biodiversity and shareholder value.
John van Himbergen

John van Himbergen John van Himbergen started as a researcher at the Universities of Leiden and Amsterdam. In 2006 he switched to become a policy advisor at the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. His fields of expertise were ground source heat and the sustainable use of the subsoil. After one year, he became Policy Advisor Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. In this function he was responsible for communicating biodiversity related issues and to coordinate the policy ‘priority payment for biodiversity’.
Michael Rademacher

Michael Rademacher currently works more than ten years for the HeidelbergCement Group. His specialty is quarry restoration and nature protection. After his start at HeidelbergCement in Germany he has taken up international responsibilities as the Global manager Biodiversity and Natural Resources. He is also active in the EU Cement Association (CEMBUREAU), the EU Aggregates Assocation (UEPG) and in the CSI task force biodiversity (WBCSD).
Cornis van der Lugt
Since May 2009, Cornis van der Lugt is Coordinator: Resource Efficiency in the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). At the UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE), he was responsible for private sector collaboration and corporate responsibility (CESR) from 2000-2009. This included activities under the UN Global Compact of the UN Secretary-General and the Global Reporting Initiative. He was also nominated expert in the ISO 26000 process. His current work includes Green Economy research and TEEB-related collaboration with the WRI, IUCN and others on business impacts and dependencies on biodiversity and ecosystem services.He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa and an Executive MBA from HEC in Paris, France.
Sebastian Winkler

Sebastian Winkler, a Mexican-French-German national who grew up in French-speaking Africa, is currently working as Senior European Advisor to the Global Footprint Network and he also advises Rosia Montana Gold Corporation on sustainability and strategy. In 2010 he was leading a number of international biodiversity negotiations for the Spanish Presidency of the European Union. Until recently he worked as the head of the countdown 2010 secretariat and as a senior advisor European Policy at IUCN. Before, he held several other functions at IUCN and worked at UNEP's Economics, Environment and Trade Unit in Geneva.

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