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:
- Tolga Egrilmezer: Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Rio Tinto Aluminium
- Kenneth Willings: Senior Vice President, Health, Safety & Environmental, Aleris
- Rolf Brunkhorst: Head of Sustainability, Schueco
- Daniel Weston (Chair): General Counsel & Global Head of Corporate Affairs, Nespresso
- Gerard Bos: Director, Global Business and Biodiversity Programme, IUCN
- Pippa Howard: Director, Extractives and Development Infrastructure Program, Fauna & Flora International
- 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
Tolga Egrilmezer, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Rio Tinto Aluminium
Tolga Egrilmezer is an experienced global executive with extensive experience in the aluminium industry. Tolga’s most recent experience was for the Sapa Group, a world leader in aluminium solutions. He joined Sapa Group in 2002 and held increasingly senior executive roles reflecting his breadth of experience in commercial, business transformation and operations, culminating in his appointment as a member of the Sapa Executive Board in 2011. His experience includes serving as President of Sapa Asia based in Shanghai, with responsibility for Sapa’s P&L in China, Vietnam and India and its sales network in South Korea and Japan. Tolga was Vice Chairman of the Board of Directrors in Sapa Group’s joint venture in China with Chinalco 2011 – 2015. He also established Sapa’s commercial excellence platforms, created Sapa’s global strategic accounts division and led its global R&D centers in Europe, China and North America.
Kenneth Willings, Senior Vice President, Health, Safety & Environmental, Aleris
Mr. Willings has governance and program development experience in the Aluminum and Chemical industries. This experience includes the setting of corporate policies, initiatives, and the development and implementation of audit programs regarding Health, Safety, Environment, Transportation, and Product Compliance/Stewardship aspects for the multiple manufacturing organizations. In addition, he has engaged with professional and trade associations regarding development and implementation of environmental regulations at the local, state and federal levels.
Mr. Willings has served as Senior Vice President, Health, Safety and Environmental since October 2009 at Aleris. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, HS&E since joining Aleris in December 2004. Mr. Willings has more than 35 years of EHS experience in the manufacturing industry, including plant and corporate level positions. He has been an active member in industry trade associations and EHS professional organizations throughout his career and is presently active in Aluminum Association committees. Mr. Willings earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Illinois State University.
Rolf Brunkhorst, Head of Sustainability, Schueco
Rolf Brunkhorst studied Mechanical Engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and has experience working in a broad range of managerial positions for various companies in areas such as energy machinery, lifting and storage technology, room systems, solar shading and daylight usage, windows and façades, in the Aluminum sector since 1992. He has been Head of Sustainability at Schüco International KG since 2011.
Global sustainability development increasingly and largely requires compliance with comprehensive sustainability criteria from the fields of economy, ecology and sociology. The complete life cycle and the entire value added chain must be considered in this respect. Rolf Brunkhorst works closely with national and international institutions and initiatives on this common task.
Daniel Weston, General Counsel & Global Head of Corporate Affairs, 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.
Gerard Bos, Director Global Business and Biodiversity Programme, IUCN
Gerard Bos is Director of the Global Business and Biodiversity Programme at the International Union of the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) since 2012. He is passionate for driving Transformational Change through multi-sector collaborative platforms with the aim to challenge current and future business models of the corporate sector. In order to get to a sustainable world that values and conserves nature, decision makers in business, civil and government need to systematically explore how to avoid or mitigate any negative impact and optimize the opportunities to scale up the positive impact on people and nature. This is at the heart of the Business engagement strategy at IUCN.
Gerard’s career started in the banking world with Barclays Bank, followed by 17 years in finance, procurement and supply chain roles in the building materials sector with Holcim. He has working experience on all continents, lived in many countries and speaks fluently five languages.
Pippa Howard, Director, Extractives and Development Infrastructure Program, Fauna & Flora International
Pippa Howard is a registered Professional Natural Scientist with over 25 years’ experience in biodiversity conservation, environmental management, impact assessment, development and sustainability. Currently Director of FFI’s Extractives and Development Infrastructure Programme, she directs FFI’s engagement with the corporate sector, leading programmes to both advise and steer biodiversity management. Pippa brokers collaboration and cooperation between business, government and civil society to address both practical and policy challenges to biodiversity conservation. Pippa lectures on the MPhil Conservation Leadership Programme at Cambridge University and is a mentor and tutor on the MBA programme at the Judge Business School.
Heather Campbell, CEO Bush Heritage Australia and Chairman of the Board, Sustainability Victoria
Heather is the CEO of Bush Heritage Australia and the Chairman of the Board of Sustainability Victoria. 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 land management, research, 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.