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 many departments including BP Solar. Since he left the company, he has been working in the renewable energy sector with a focus on photovoltaic energy. He is 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 specialising in the intersection between biodiversity and business. She led 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 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 has been working for 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

Cornis van der Lugt is a Geneva-based consultant with over twenty years’ experience in international diplomacy, business and research. He worked with the UN Environment Programme from 2000-2010 in the field of CSR and represented the UN Global Compact in the ISO 26000 process. He served in expert working groups of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and worked closely with the London-based think tanks SustainAbility and AccountAbility. He is a contributing author to the ‘TEEB for Business’ (Earthscan 2011) and ‘Green Economy’ (UNEP 2011) reports. He holds a PhD in International Relations and Executive MBA from HEC, Paris, and is Senior Associate at Stellenbosch University Business School (Cape Town) and Utopies Consulting (Paris).
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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