MEET OUR TEAM & SUPERVISORY BOARD

The ECF office in Amsterdam brings together 12 different nationalities, working as a dedicated team on realizing ECF's mission and vision. Our supervisory board helps and guides us in achieving our goals.

Do you want to work with us? Vacancies are listed below.


Team

Director

Strategic Team

Katherine Watson
(CA/FI) Director

Additional roles, see Declaration of Responsabilities (p. 6)

Enrica Flores d'Arcais
(DE/IT) Head of Business Development and Communications

Isabelle Schwarz
(DE/FR) Head of Advocacy, R&D and Knowledge Management

 

Programmes - Grants - Advocacy - Knowledge Management

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Maite García Lechner
(ES/NL) Programme Manager, Grants & Connected Action for the Commons

Vivian Paulissen
(NL) Knowledge Manager, Doc Next NetworkConnected Action for the Commons

Philipp Dietachmair
(AT) Programme Manager, Tandem Cultural Managers Exchange, Research & Development

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Nicola Mullenger
(GB) Programme Officer, Connected Action for the Commons  

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Szilvia Kochanowski
(HU) Programme Officer, Connected Action for the Commons

Alicja Paszek
(DE/PL) Grants Manager

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Olga Alexeeva
(NL/RU) Output Coordinator, Connected Action for the Commons

Lore Gablier
(FR) Programme Officer, Connected Action for the Commons

Menno Weijs (NL) Portfolio Holder

Menno Weijs
(NL) Project Manager, Doc Next NetworkConnected Action for the Commons

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Jenneken Aarssen
Project Manager Tandem 

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Marjolein Cremer
(NL) Senior Advocacy Officer

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Tsveta Andreeva
(BG) Senior R&D Officer

Helena Rytilahti
(FI) Project Officer, Grants

Communications & ECF Labs

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Lise Mathol  
(NL) Senior Communications Officer

Susanne Mors
(DE) Senior Communications Officer

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Maria Virto Marcilla
(ES) Funding and Partnerships Manager

Malka Jonas
(DE) Project Officer Communications

Friso Wiersum
(NL) Project Officer Communications

Marjo Borsboom
(NL) Communications Assistant

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Gianfranco Pooli
(IT) Programme Manager, ECF Labs

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Gunilla Redelius
(SE) Online Community Management, ECF Labs

Finance, HR, Administration

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Kati Visser-Telegdi
(NL/HU) Executive Secretary

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Barbara van Santen
(NL) Office Manager

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Gulzar Aslan
(NL/TUR) HR Advisor

Hans Peter Christen
(NL) Manager Finance

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Jan Baas
(NL) Facility Manager

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Pim Heijselaar
(NL) Assistant Controller 

Esther Claassen
(NL) Administrator

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Gillian Wijnhoven
(GB) Manager HR & Facilities

Aleid Verkruisen
(NL) Administrative Assistant


Supervisory Board

The ECF Board is the Foundation’s decision-making body and works closely with the management in overseeing how we work to achieve our goals. The Board decides on the Foundation’s finances and overall strategy, supervises its grants policy, and consults with the Advisory Council in defining ECF’s priorities.

The Board meets three times a year. It consists of a minimum of five and a maximum of twelve members, including a Treasurer, Chair and Deputy Chair. Both the Chair and the Deputy Chair act as the Foundation’s two Vice Presidents. The ECF President is an Extraordinary Member of the Board.

Members of the Board are broadly representative of the wider Europe and of the disciplines and fields of activity related to our goals.

Articles of Association of the European Cultural Foundation.

President - HRH Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands
President of ECF and Extraordinary Member of the Board

Chair - Görgün Taner (TR)
General Director of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV), Turkey

Deputy Chair - Rien van Gendt (NL)
Member of the Board of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, New York

Treasurer - Rob Defares (NL) 
Chief Executive Officer, IMC International Marketmakers Combination, The Netherlands

Members 

Isabel Alçada (PT), Writer, Counselor to the Presidentof the Republic, former Minister of Education, Portugal

Mária Hlavajová (SK), Artistic Director, BAK, Basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Nike Jonah (UK), Creative Producer, United Kingdom

Joachim Rogall (DE), President & CEO, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Germany

Mats Rolén (SE), Associate Professor, Former Research Director, Stiftelsen Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, Sweden

Christophe de Voogd (F), Reader and researcher, Institute of Political Studies, France

Igno van Waesberghe (NL), Advisor representing Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, The Netherlands


 

Vacancies

Thank you for your interest in ECF.

  • We are currently looking for a new managing director. Find the vacancy here.
  • We are currently looking for an intern for our STEP travel grants programme. Find the vacancy here.
  • We are currently also looking for an intern to support our Pilot Projects. Find the vacancy here.

Keep an eye on this page, our social media channels and subscribe to our eZine below in order to remain informed of other employment and internship opportunities at ECF.
 

ECF is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds.

For all enquiries regarding job opportunities, please contact Gulzar Aslan, HR Advisor.