Governance and team


The governance of Good Energies Foundation comprises a Foundation Board and a Grant Committee, supported by a Managing Director and programme staff. The Grant Committee makes recommendations on grant requests to the Foundation Board.

 

Managing Director, Johannes van de Ven, leads the Foundation day to day. He and the Good Energies Foundation's Committee develop the Foundation's strategic direction. In previous roles, Johannes worked in investment banking and development finance in Rio de Janeiro and New York. Johannes studied moral theology and development economics and holds a PhD from the University of Louvain.

 

Grant Manager, Stephanie Jones, is responsible for the Energy Programme, assesses grant proposals, evaluates on-going projects, and researches potential Foundation partners. She previously worked for the Consortium for Energy Efficiency, developing strategies for efficiency programmes in North America. Stephanie studied Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University and has a Masters of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

 

Grant Manager, Mireille Perrin, heads the Forests Programme, assessing proposals and working with partners to identify strategic opportunities for philanthropy. She has worked for the International Water Management Institute in Sri Lanka and held various roles at the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). She also worked on trade, investment and the environment for the European Commission in Pakistan and as a consultant to UN agencies. She studied International Relations, earning a Master’s degree from the Graduate Institute for International Studies in Geneva and a Bachelors of Science from the London School of Economics.

 

Junior Grant Manager, Stephanie Velinsky, processes grant applications and approved grants, participates in due diligence of potential partners, and monitors and evaluates grants. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs from the University of St. Gallen and experience working with philanthropies.