The Team

Adrian Dellecker

Adrian Dellecker

Head of Strategy and Development (ad-interim)

Adrian is a political scientist and environmental advocacy expert. Before joining the institute he was Head of Policy and Advocacy in WWF International’s Global and Regional Policy Unit.

Anaïk Anthonioz Blanc

Anaïk Anthonioz Blanc

Programme and Communication Assistant

Anaïk has a Masters degree in International Peace Studies from the University of Trinity College Dublin, and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of Geneva. Before joining the institute, Anaïk worked as a communication intern at the United Nations in Geneva and was then a consultant at the CITES Secretariat.

Anca Damerell

Anca Damerell

Research and Projects Coordinator

Anca has a PhD in Geography from the University of Cambridge, a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies, Romania and Université d’Artois, France, and a Master’s in Environmental Protection from the University of Edinburgh.

Andrew Thompson

Andrew Thompson

Administration, logistics and events support

Based in Cambridge, UK, Andrew provides administration, logistics and events support to the institute.

Carole Cassidy

Carole Cassidy

Communication Manager

Carole is an integrated communications specialist, experienced in leading creative and innovative campaigns to influence behavioural change.

Jessica Villat

Jessica Villat

Head of Communication

Jessica is a communication and sustainability professional with international strategy-building experience, change management skills, and a passion for improving the well-being of nature and people.

Jon Hutton

Jon Hutton

Director

Jon is an ecologist and conservation leader with decades of experience in nature, natural resources, rural development and the complex interplay between politics, economics and environmental policy.

Melanie Ryan

Melanie Ryan

Head of Programme (ad-interim)

Melanie is a programme management, design, engagement and facilitation expert with extensive experience in international cooperation, science-policy and environmental programmes.

Michelle Demateis Schmitt

Michelle Demateis Schmitt

Project Finance Account Manager

Michelle has over 10 years’ experience in project finance, providing financial management, oversight and operational expertise for the effective coordination of WWF projects and programmes.

Richard Gauld

Richard Gauld

Head of Operations

Richard has over 17 years’ experience in strategy implementation, operations and performance evaluation in the public and not-for-profit sectors.

Sandrine Jimenez

Sandrine Jimenez

Logistics and Administrative Coordinator

Sandrine organises travel and events and carries out many other administrative functions, ensuring the smooth running of the Luc Hoffmann Institute.