Board of Directors

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.

Alfredo Carrasco

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

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Darrel Schoeling

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

An entrepreneur, writer and travel executive based in New York,...

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Hans van Poelvoorde

Hans van Poelvoorde was born in Maastricht, The Netherlands. After obtaining his degree in Mechanical Engineering (MSc) at Eindhoven University he worked...

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Paul A. Baker

Paul is Dean of the School of Geological Sciences and Engineering at Yachay Tech in Urcuqui, Ecuador.  

Paul is also Professor of Earth and...

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Prof. Dr. Dennis Geist

CDF President

Dennis Geist is a former professor of Volcanology at the University of Idaho and is currently a Program Director for the U.S. National Science...

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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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The “Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands”, in French “Fondation Charles Darwin pour les îles Galapagos”, Association International sans but lucratif (“AISBL”), has its registered office located at Drève du Pieuré 19, 1160 Brussels, and is registered under the trade registry of Brussels under the number 0409.359.103.

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