Organizational Developments

Members of the board:

  • Mr M.A. Jankovich – Chair
  • Ms E.M. Vet – Vice Chair
  • Mr J.H.W. Loudon – Secretary, executive board member
  • Mr L.M. Van Hengstum – Treasurer
  • Mr M.J. Heineman – General member
  • Ms C. Van Asselt – Advisor to the board

Founding Patron:

Mr W. Pon


John D. Liu


Commonland is led by Willem Ferwerda (CEO and founder) and Jeroen Voorhuis (COO) and a management team that consists of:

  • Jim MacKintosh Director Landscapes Development & Support
  • Simon Moolenaar, Director Knowledge, Education & Innovation
  • Caroline van Tilborg and Michiel de Man, Directors Commonland BV


Advisory Council:

The council acts as our knowledge centre and members are frequently asked to give their advice on technical and political issues. In 2019

we welcomed Nanno Kleiterp and Daniel Christian Wahl to the council.

Nanno Kleiterp:

Nanno Kleiterp is chairman of the AndGreen Fund, which invests in commercial projects in agriculture production value chains to protect and restore tropical forests. He is also chairman of the Board of the European Development Finance Institutions, an association of 15 European Development Banks with a total investment portfolio of USD 50 billion. Until 2016 Nanno was the Chief Executive Officer of FMO, the

Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank. He is Senior Fellow at the World Resources Institute and author of Banking for a Better World.

Daniel Christian Wahl:

Dr Daniel Christian Wahl is an international educator specialising in biologically-inspired whole systems design and transformative

innovation. He studied biology, Holistic Science and Design. Daniel has worked with local and national governments on foresight and futures, facilitated seminars on sustainable development for the UNITAR affiliated training centre CIFAL Scotland, consulted companies like

Camper, Ecover and Lush on sustainable innovation, and has co-authored and taught sustainability training courses for Gaia Education, LEAD International and various universities and design schools. He is a member of the International Futures Forum, a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, co-founder of Biomimicry Iberia and brought Bioneers to Europe in 2010.

He is author of the book Designing Regenerative Cultures in 2016.