Greenpeace International Announces New Co-Executive Directors
Bunny is a 30-year veteran of the organisation as an activist, ship’s crewmember, and most recently the executive director of Greenpeace New Zealand which, under her leadership, became a powerhouse of innovation in the Greenpeace world. Bunny has walked the decks of nearly every Greenpeace ship. Jennifer has walked the corridors of power. As Global Director of the Climate Program at the World Resources Institute she’s dealt with heads of state and CEOs. She’s been a leader of large teams at major organisations, a climate activist, and a constant innovator. Her other ports of call have included the Worldwide Fund for Nature, Climate Action Network, and E3G.
According to Board Chair Ana Toni, “We knew that both of these proven leaders could do the job on their own. But, when we looked at their amazingly complementary skills and experience, the blend of knowledge they would bring, and the challenges we know this job presents to any single individual, we looked back over the literature of co-leadership and were compelled by one of its core advantages: resilience. And so, we decided to seize the amazing opportunity of the two of them co-leading the organisation. It’s a move consistent with our general shift away from being a highly centralized, hierarchical organisation, to one that is leaderful: one in which everyone is empowered and where responsibilities are shared.” Details