ASI’s Board of Directors

ASI’s Board consists of two Directors from each of Production and Transformation, Industrial Users and Civil Society membership classes, elected by all ASI members, plus two Independent Directors to be appointed by the elected Board.

The current Directors are:

  • Lena Dahl, Environment Director – Sourcing and Manufacturing, Tetra Pak
  • Gervais Jacques, Managing Director – Atlantic Operations, Rio Tinto Aluminium
  • Alexander Nick, Director Sustainability, BMW Group
  • Daniel Weston (Chair), General Counsel and Director of CSV (Creating Shared Value), Nespresso
  • Giulia Carbone, Deputy Director Business and Biodiversity Programme, IUCN
  • Jan Boekelman, Treasurer, Chimbo Foundation
  • Heather Campbell, Chairman of the Board, Sustainability Victoria and General Manager Health, Safety and Environment,CSIRO
  • Sasha Courville, Head of Social Innovation, National Australia Bank

About the ASI Directors

Lena Dahl, Environment Director – Sourcing and Manufacturing, Tetra Pak

Lena Dahl started working for Tetra Pak in 2006, and is now responsible for the global coordination of the environmental work with the purchasing and manufacturing departments and facilities of the company. This includes environmental policy for responsible sourcing; supplier evaluation and sustainability certification of the packaging material, including central purchasing units, converting factories and sales offices, in order to enable FSC labelling of beverage cartons

Before joining Tetra Pak Lena was Forest Officer at WWF Sweden; coordinator of the WWF Sweden Forest & Trade Network (FTN) and responsible for the forest certification policy in WWF Sweden. WWF Sweden FTN is part of the Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN) that aims to create market conditions that help conserve the world’s forests while providing economic and social benefits for the businesses and people that depend on them.

Gervais Jacques, Managing Director – Atlantic Operations, Rio Tinto Aluminium

Originally from Thetford-Mines in Quebec, Gervais joined RTA in 1991 as a chemical engineer.  He quickly moved up to various management roles within the company, and later as COO B&A Atlantic Operations.  In August 2016, he was named Managing Director – Atlantic Operations.

He is also a member of the European Aluminium Association as well as the Aluminium Association, is Chairman of the HSE Committee of Rio Tinto Montreal, and is very much involved in many community organizations such as Centraide (United Way), the Red Cross and Pathways to Education.

Perfectly bilingual, he is also called upon to represent Rio Tinto at many company functions.

Alexander Nick, Director Sustainability, BMW Group

Alexander Nick leads the sustainability management team within the BMW Group’s Sustainability and Environmental Protection Department. His team’s responsibilities include integrating sustainability into the procurement, sales, finance and HR divisions. Alex and his team also coordinate BMW Group’s responses to sustainability ratings and external stakeholder engagement efforts. He is actively involved in mobility projects of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Alex has been a member of the ASI Standard Setting Group.

Prior to joining BMW Group, he worked as a Director for SustainAbility in London, a global strategy consultancy and think tank, and as a research associate for IMD Lausanne.

Alex works with various sustainability organisations, including the German Association of the Club of Rome.

Daniel Weston, General Counsel and Director of CSV (Creating Shared Value), Nespresso

Daniel joined Nespresso in April 2011, and took responsibility for sustainability in January 2015. In addition to his role as General Counsel of Nespresso, he recently led its Corporate Communications function for a 15-month period, and since January 2015 has also been Nespresso’s CSV Director (Creating Shared Value). He is also a Board Member and a member of the Investment Committee of the Nestlé Swiss Pension Funds.

In addition to his legal background (with particular strengths in antitrust, licensing and intellectual property enforcement), Daniel also has commercial management experience, having previously led a life science business as well as having led the negotiation of major pharmaceutical licensing deals.

Prior to joining Nestlé in 2007, Daniel worked for Novartis (in both its pharmaceuticals and consumer health businesses) and Johnson & Johnson, having previously spent 8 years with City law firms in London. He also worked for 9 months for a medical and educational NGO in Rwanda after his legal studies.

Daniel is a British citizen, a Solicitor of the High Court of England & Wales and a CEDR accredited mediator. He is a graduate of Leicester University and Guildford Law School in the UK, and Vlerick Management School in Belgium.

Giulia Carbone, Deputy Director Business and Biodiversity Programme, IUCN

Giulia Carbone is Deputy Director of the Business and Biodiversity Programme at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Her responsibilities include the management of the Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel, the development of standards such as the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative’s performance standard, and currently the principles and objectives for operating in Key Biodiversity Areas.

Previously, Giulia worked for the United Nations Environment Programme, where she was the coordinator of UNEP’s tourism work.

Giulia has a master of science degree from the London School of Economics in marine policy (1993), a master’s in environmental engineering from the Turin Polytechnic (1991), a bachelor of arts in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA (1990) and the Laurea in geography from the Università di Genova, Italy (1997).

Jan Boekelman, Treasurer, Chimbo Foundation

Jan brings strong international and multinational exposure in both business and NGO positions. He has held a number of executive board and supervisory board positions, building up an extensive knowledge and experience in corporate governance, risk management, strategy development and financial management and oversight. In addition to his role as Treasurer at Chimbo Foundation, he is also currently Finance Director/CFO and member of the Supervisory Board of EBN B.V., the Dutch state-owned investment company.

He has had a career in finance in three continents, following an MA in Econometrics from the University of Amsterdam.  He has more than twenty years experience in the extractives industry and also as a Board member of a development aid NGO, brings strategic and operational experience in developing countries.

Heather Campbell, Chairman of the Board, Sustainability Victoria and General Manager Health, Safety and Environment, CSIRO

Heather is the Chairman of the Board of Sustainability Victoria and General Manager Health, Safety and Environment at CSIRO.  She has been a Director of Earthwatch Institute Australia and Melbourne Polytechnic, and the CEO of Landcare Australia. She has over twenty years experience managing risk issues such as reputation, sustainability, environment, safety and government relations at the highest levels both locally and internationally within the agricultural, paper and packaging industries. Her specialties include strategy, risk management, safety, environment and sustainability, government liaison, and branding and marketing.

Dr Sasha Courville, Head of Social Innovation, National Australia Bank

Sasha is the Head of Social Innovation at National Australia Bank.  She was previously the Executive Director of the ISEAL Alliance from 2005-2012, and has been a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer for Water Stewardship Australia.  She brings expertise in next generation sustainability standards systems and online information platforms and tools to enhance access to information about standards, and extensive experience in strategy, multi-stakeholder engagement, natural capital and ecosystems services frameworks and shared value initiative design.