The Team

Adrian Dellecker

Adrian Dellecker

Head of Strategy and Development

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 Coordinator

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

Head of Programme, Ad Interim

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

Programme Administrator

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

Fabio Pianini

Fabio Pianini

Programme Communication Manager

Fabio is a communication and public affairs professional with experience in issue and stakeholder management for multinational energy companies. He is passionate about dialogic practices and their power to enable people to think and move forward together.

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.

Melanie Ryan

Melanie Ryan

Director

Melanie looks to advance conservation and sustainability in ways that incorporate inclusivity, diversity and innovation. An interdisciplinary expert in systems science, sustainability and environment, and collaborative design, her career spans diverse roles and sectors.

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.