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International Trustees

The International Trustees are responsible for safeguarding the values that underlie A Rocha's mission and maintaining the integrity of the A Rocha family.

Rebecca Irvin, Chair

Rebecca Irvin is an Associate Director and head of the Rolex Institute, which groups the company’s educational and philanthropic activities. She has supported A Rocha as a senior advisor, with particular emphasis on communications and fundraising, a board member of A Rocha Switzerland and, since 2009, an A Rocha International trustee.  More

Rebecca Irvin

Steve Beck

Steve Beck is the Co-founder of SpringHill Equity Partners, LLC, a private equity fund manager that provides growth capital and managerial support to small and medium sized enterprises in Africa and India. From 2002-2007 he served as Executive Vice President and then Chief Executive Officer of Geneva Global >> More

Steve Beck - International Trustee

Iris Funk

Iris Funk is a PhD student in Sociology at the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, Institute for the Study of Economic and Social Development, where she is researching the marginalization of single mothers in North Africa. More

Iris Funk - International Trustee

Rodney Green

Rodney was Chief Executive of Leicester City Council from 1996 - 2008, during which time it won 9 Beacon Council awards for innovation and excellence and became Britain’s first Environment City, first European Sustainable City and first major city to win the EU’s Eco-Management and Audit Scheme accreditation. More

Rodney Green, taken by Mel Ong at the Leaders Forum 2010

Dr Paul Kariya

Dr Paul Kariya is Executive Director of the Independent Power Producers Association of British Columbia, and continues as an adjunct faculty member at Trinity Western University. Prior to this, Paul was the Executive Director of Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the protection, conservation and recovery of Pacific salmon based in Vancouver BC. More

Paul Kariya - International Trustee

Ian Marlow

Ian runs a tax and accountancy business in South London, working with individuals and small businesses in the UK and further afield. He has an MBA in Small Business Administration and a Diploma in Theology. More

Ian Marlow

Steve Osei-Mensah

Steve is an independent consulting partner who specialises in operations and risk management, working with international companies including NGOs in emerging market situations. His focus is on helping clients with complex issues to build sustainable and ethical business practises, particularly in emerging markets. More

Steve Osei-Mensah photo

Prof Sir Ghillean Prance

Prof Sir Ghillean Prance was for eleven years Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, until his retirement in 1999. He trained as a plant taxonomist and is an expert on the flora of the Amazon rain forests, having led annual expeditions there over a period of 25 years and collected more than 450 Amazonian plants new to science. More

Prof Sir Ghillean Prance - Chair of International Trustees

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