Steering Committee

TFD’s Steering Committee consists of up to 25 members and is led by two Co-Leaders. The Committee comprises a dedicated and passionate group of individuals who have been invited to join based on their leadership roles in the forest sector, or other related sectors. Committee members are chosen for their abilities to help build trust and a shared understanding within a collaborative environment. Between 2000 and 2010, TFD has engaged over 60 Steering Committee members. The relatively large size of the Committee enables diverse stakeholders and forest issues to be reflected, and its effectiveness stems from its members’ abilities to efficiently build vital connections and trust. In recent years the Steering Committee has increased its diversity over geography, stakeholder groups and has improved its gender balance. The Committee is supported by an Executive Team, set up in August 2010 to take forward the main decisions of the Committee. A list of past steering committee members is also available.

TFD Steering Committee Members 2020:

Name Organization Location
Chris Buss International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Switzerland
Kerry Cesareo WWF United States
Marcus Colchester Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) United Kingdom
Yulia Cuthbertson International Forestry Students Association (IFSA) Australia
Crystal Davis World Resources Institute United States
Gerhard Dieterle International Tropical Trade Organization Japan
Gary Dunning The Forests Dialogue United States
José Carlos Fonseca Iba - Indústria Brasileira de Árvores  Brazil

David Ganz

RECOFTC - The Center for People and Forests

Paula Guimarães The Navigator Company Portugal
Paul Hartman The Global Environment Facility (GEF) United States
Juan Carlos Jintiach COICA Ecuador
Victor López Ford Foundation Mexico
Antti Marjokorpi Stora Enso Finland
Ivone Namikawa Co-Leader Klabin Brazil
Mary Ndaro Care International Tanzania
Cécile Ndjebet African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests (REFACOF) Cameroon
Milagre Nuvunga Co-Leader MICAIA Foundation Mozambique
Sarah Price Sappi Belgium/Switzerland
Kittisak Rattanakrajangsri Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) Thailand
Fernanda Rodrigues Dialogo Florestal (The Forests Dialogue) Brazil
Francisco Rodríguez CMPC Celulosa Chile
Christopher Stewart Olam United Kingdom
Ruth Thomas Global Agribusiness Alliance (GAA) United Kingdom
Mark Wishnie The Nature Conservancy United States