About

Meet the team

With individuals and organisations across Europe, and a core staff team based in Brussels (Belgium), Zero Waste Europe works tirelessly towards meaningful impact and a truly circular economy in Europe.
Our different backgrounds and walks of life all converge on our common mission – to create a circular, fairer, just, waste-free future for all.

Coordination and management

Esra Tat

Executive Director

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Joan Marc Simon

Founder

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Aline Maigret

Head of Policy

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Jack McQuibban

Head of Local Zero Waste Implementation

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Stephanie Yates

Head of Network & Movement Building

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Ana Oliveira

Head of Communications

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Alice Marquet

Head of Operations

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Policy

Aline Maigret

Head of Policy

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Janek Vähk

Zero Pollution Policy Manager

Alternatives to incineration ● Material Recovery & Biological Treatment

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Dorota Napierska

Toxic-Free Circular Economy Policy Officer

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Larissa Copello

Packaging & Reuse Policy Officer

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Lauriane Veillard

Chemical Recycling & Plastic-to-Fuels Policy Officer

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Theresa Mörsen

Waste & Resources Policy Officer

Bio-waste ● Textiles ● Food waste

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Implementation

Jack McQuibban

Head of Local Zero Waste Implementation

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Nathan Dufour

Reuse Systems Manager | Leader of the ReuSe Vanguard Project (RSVP)

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Manon Jourdan

Implementation Officer

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Network

Stephanie Yates

Head of Network & Movement Building

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Giulia Lodi

Communications & Network Officer

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Communications

Ana Oliveira

Head of Communications

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Giulia Lodi

Communications & Network Officer

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Nanna Cornelsen

Communications Officer

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Seán Flynn

Media Outreach & Communications Officer

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Operations

Alice Marquet

Head of Operations

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Alexandra Clipa

Administration & Events Officer

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Anna Garstka

Human Resources Officer

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Desi Borisova

Finance Officer

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Mission Zero Academy

Kaisa Karjalainen

Director of the Mission Zero Academy

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Solène Fargeix

Business Development Manager of the Mission Zero Academy

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Mindy O’Brien

President of the Board

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Jaka Kranjc

Treasurer

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Janine Rölling

Secretary

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Antigone Dalamaga

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Juliette Franquet

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Maija Krastiņa

Board Member

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Nathalie Cadot

Board Member

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Enzo Favoino

Chair of the Scientific Committee

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Mariel Vilella

GAIA's Global Climate Programme Director

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Justine Maillot

Coordinator of Break Free From Plastic Europe and the Rethink Plastic alliance

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Iveta Cadrova

Movement-building Coordinator for Break Free From Plastic Europe

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Alexander Colling

Grants & Operations Manager for Break Free From Plastic Europe

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Laura Díaz Sánchez

Solutions Coordinator for Break Free From Plastic Europe

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Bethany Keeley

Europe Communications Officer for Break Free From Plastic

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Ioana Popescu

Coordinator of the Rethink Plastic alliance and Policy Coordinator for BFFP Europe

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Caroline Will

Communications Coordinator of the Rethink Plastic alliance

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