The ECF is governed by a Supervisory Board that includes pre-eminent leaders in the field of climate change. The Supervisory Board is charged with overseeing all our activities and strategies, approving our grantmaking decisions, as well as defining our strategic direction. We hold four Board meetings and three Executive Committee meetings per year to discuss strategic issues and approve grants. In addition, the ECF is supported by an Advisory Council, a group of leaders who provide advice to our management and act as high-level ambassadors to facilitate the foundation’s collaboration with wider networks.


Supervisory Board

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Kate Hampton (Chair)

Chief Executive Officer, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)

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Sharan Burrow (Vice Chair)

Former General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation

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Cornelia Quennet-Thielen (Vice Chair)

Former State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education and Research

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Jonathan Pershing (Vice Chair)

Program Director of Environment, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

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Antha Williams

Climate & Environment Program Lead, Bloomberg Philanthropies

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Connie Bw

Connie Hedegaard

Chair, KR Foundation

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Christie Ulman

President, Sequoia Climate Foundation

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Emma Howard Boyd

Former Chair, UK Environment Agency

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Douglas Griffiths

President, Oak Foundation

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Pascal Lamy

Vice President Paris Peace Forum & Coordinator of the Jacques Delors Institutes

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Fr. Augusto Zampini-Davies

Former Adjunct Secretary, the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

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John McCall MacBain (Founding Chair)

Co-Founder and Chair, McCall MacBain Foundation

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