Board of Directors

Board of Directors 2022

The role of the Board of Directors at CDF is to provide guidance and oversight of operations at the Charles Darwin Research Station, and to act as a liaison to the General Assembly.

Our board members come from a variety of backgrounds and countries, enabling them to provide expertise on a wide range of topics.

Yolanda Kakabadse

CDF President

Yolanda Kakabadse is a veteran of the environmental movement in Ecuador and internationally. She joined the Board of the...

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Alfredo Carrasco

General Assembly Member

Alfredo is an international consultant on environmental and social topics. He has experience working in Antarctica, Bolivia,...

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Darrel Schoeling

Darrel is director of expedition development at Lindblad Expeditions in New York.


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John Loudon

John Loudon is a non-executive member of the Board of the Charles Darwin Foundation and Executive Director of the COmON...

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Juan Pablo Moncayo

Originally from Quito, Ecuador, Juan Pablo (JP) Moncayo is a Principal within the Impact team at private equity firm Apax. In...

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Mark Bauman

Mark Bauman is a media and strategic communications executive, who has been recognized with numerous broadcast, web and print...

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Paul A. Baker

Paul is Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Duke University. He is Chair of the newly founded Andean Sustainable Development Solutions Network (part of...

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Ronnie Stewart

Ronald P. Stewart is the Head of York Preparatory School in New York City. The winner of an open scholarship to Wadham College, Oxford University, Mr....

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William "Bill" Sutherland

Professor for Conservation Biology in Cambridge, Bill has wide interests in conservation biology. He is interested predicting the impacts of environmental...

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