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 2019:

Name Organization Location
Lennart Ackzell Federation of Swedish Family Forest Owners Sweden
Chris Buss Co-Leader International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Switzerland
Marcus Colchester Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) United Kingdom
Crystal Davis World Resources Institute United States
Gerhard Dieterle International Tropical Trade Organization Japan
Gary Dunning The Forests Dialogue United States

David Ganz

The Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC) Thailand
Paula Guimarães The Navigator Company Portugal
Juan Carlos Jintiach Coica Ecuador
Victor Lopez Ford Foundation Mexico
Antti Marjokorpi Stora Enso Finland
Chris Meyer The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) United States
Ivone Namikawa Co-Leader Klabin Brazil
Mary Ndaro Care Tanzania
Cécile Ndjebet African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests (REFACOF) Cameroon
Milagre Nuvunga MICAIA Foundation Mozambique
Sarah Price Sappi Belgium/Switzerland
Kittisak Rattanakrajangsri Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) Thailand
Matthew Reddy World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Switzerland 
Fernanda Rodrigues Dialogo Florestal Brazil
Francisco Rodríguez CMPC Chile
Christopher Stewart Olam United Kingdom
Mark Wishnie The Nature Conservancy United States