Meet the Team

Who we are at the Integrity Council for Voluntary Carbon Markets

The Integrity Council encompasses deep and varied expertise from across the voluntary carbon market ecosystem including world-leading scientific, financial, practitioner, NGO, policy, indigenous, local and other forms of knowledge.

Our Governing Board

The board consists of 22 Board Members with representation across all the key stakeholder groups including experts in carbon market technologies, sustainable finance, eNGOs, UNFCCC process expertise, regulatory affairs, the corporate sector, science and academia, local communities and indigenous people.

Annette L. Nazareth


Giulia Carbone

Angela Churie

Angela Churie Kallhauge


Sonja Gibbs

Doris Honold

Michael Hugman

Ma Jun

Mark Kenber

Farrukh Khan

Kelley Kizzier

Dee Lawrence

Yasmine Moezinia

Kavita Prakash-Mani

Agustin Silvani

Rod Taylor

Carl Wesselink

Elected market representatives

Chosen via vote by the 250+ organizations that participated in the Member Consultation Group for the Taskforce for Scaling the Voluntary Carbon Market, acting in their personal capacity.

David Antonioli

Chris Leeds

Jeff Swartz

Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities

We have three Board seats reserved for members from traditionally underrepresented stakeholder communities. We have elected Board members that bring the necessary diversity of knowledge and experience to represent the Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities globally.

Jennifer Corpuz

Kanyinke Sena

Francisco Souza

Francisco Souza

Our Expert Panel

Our Expert Panel, which guides the governing body on technical issues, is made up of leading carbon market experts with long-standing experience in the environmental and social integrity of carbon markets.

Pedro Martins Barata, Co-Chair

Daniel Ortega-Pacheco, Co-Chair

Derik Broekhoff

Felipe de Leon Denegri

Gilles Dufrasne

Jürg Füssler

Gabriel Labbate

Lambert Schneider

Donna Lee

Ousmane Fall Sarr

Sudhir Sharma

Jessica Wade-Murphy

Subject Matter Experts

The Expert Panel members are supported by 14 subject matter experts who bring particular insight on specific aspects of how to evaluate carbon crediting programs and classes of carbon credits.

Amr Abdel-Aziz

Ana Aubad

Nate Van Beilen

Miguel Cortes

Michael Gillenwater

Kelley Hamrick

Xin Ma

Denis Machnik

Quirin Oberpriller

Karen Olsen

Sue Phillips

Randall Spalding-Fecher

Stephanie La Hoz Theuer

Stephen Thorne

Distinguished Advisory Group

Our Distinguished Advisory Group includes around 30 world-renowned leaders from across the voluntary carbon market value chain who provide strategic insight and advice to the Board.

Tim Adams

Matthew Arnold

Sandy Boss

Peter Boyd

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Kate Brandt

Mark Carney

Fu Chengyu

Jon Creyts

Alberto Carrillo Pineda

Paula DiPerna

Clara Furse

Jonah Goldman

Blas L. Pérez Henríquez

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim

Michael Jenkins

Tuntiak Katan

Lian Pin Koh

John Kilani

Joaquim Levy

Catherine McGuinness

Renée González Montagut

Alberto G. Musalem

Dilhan Pillay Sangrasegara

Laurent Segalen

Emilio Sempris

Nicholas Stern

Vera Songwe

Lord Adair Turner

Bill Winters

Ailun Yang 

Our Executive Secretariat

The Executive Secretariat supports the Governing Board and Expert Panel while overseeing all operational tasks on behalf of the Integrity Council. It comprises both a growing team of directly-employed staff, and benefits from the partnership and expertise of three leading climate, finance, and standards NGOs: the British Standards Institution (BSI), the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES). During its early months, the Green Finance Institute (GFI) played a pivotal role in the Executive Secretariat as the launch host and operational delivery lead. They continue to provide operational and strategic advice and support.

William McDonnell


Andrea Abrahams

Managing Director, ICROA – IETA

Tara Burke

Communications Director – ICVCM

Kate Busuttil

Head of Standards Development – BSI

Catalina Cecchi

Senior Manager for International Strategies – C2ES

Johnson Cerda

IP & LC Manager – ICVCM

Jessica Charlton

Executive Assistant to COO – ICVCM

Asmah Dahag

Assurance Manager – ICVCM

Ben Feldman

Director of Voluntary Carbon Market Formation – IETA

Michael Fernandez

General Manager – ICVCM

Dirk Forrister

President & CEO London – IETA

Mary Groom

Editorial Project Manager – BSI

Richard Iliffe

Technical Assurance Lead – ICVCM

Nat Keohane

President – C2ES

Pavan Kohli

Business Administration Manager – ICVCM

Amy Merrill

Senior Director, Head of Global Carbon Markets – C2ES

Neil Musk

Director of Standards Development – BSI

Muskan Nagpal

Communications Officer – ICVCM

Dan Palmer

Associate Director – BSI

Caitlin Padmore

Leads Standards Development, VCM – BSI

Hayley Parker

Program Manager – ICVCM

Sean Penrith

Consultant – Gordian Knot Strategies

Ellie Ruffels

Associate – UK Government Secondee

Lidia Ruiz

Technical Development Manager – ICVCM

Kate Stannard

Program Coordinator – ICVCM

Scott Steedman

Director General, Standards – BSI

Debbie Stowell

Technical Director – ICVCM

Tom Tyler

Project Manager – ICVCM

Sophie Wainwright

Communications Manager – ICVCM

Mikela Waldman

Associate VCM Formation – IETA

Julie Weller

Leads Standard Development Manager, VCM – BSI

Scott Willis

Deputy Technical Director – ICVCM

Hannes Zimmermann

Programme Manager for Voluntary Carbon Market Formation – IETA

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