ECO Governance Board

The Natural Forest Standard operates under the governance of the appointed ECO Board, which will include appropriate representation of experts in forest conservation, ecosystem services and social issues whilst also representing the needs of the stakeholders and the efficient operation of the Standard. The ECO NFS secretariat, overseen by the Board, carries out the operational activities in relation to the administration of the main functions of the Standard.

Vicky Kelly, Director


Vicky has gained over 15 years’ experience working in a number of project-based, environmental and not-for-profit organisations.

It was during her time working with a forestry project development company that she saw the need and opportunity for a Standard to be developed that focused on the protection of Natural Forest and has worked closely with Ecometrica to bring this vision to reality.

Holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration plus being qualified as an ISO 14064 verifier has given Vicky the key skills and experience required to bring a new and exciting carbon Standard to the market.

David Jenkins, Finance Director


David trained as an accountant with Chartered Accountancy firms Grant Thornton and Plummer Parsons and qualified as an Accounting Technician in 1982. In 1988, he set up his first accountancy practice in Hastings; in 1997 when he started his second practice in Eastbourne, MDJ Services Ltd.

He specialises in providing financial and general management advice to businesses with a particular focus on business growth and development. Over the past thirty years working in accountancy practices, he has gained an in depth knowledge of many businesses and industries and isexperienced in dealing with not-for-profit organisations and their specific requirements.

Dr Ene Gloria da Silveria, ECO Advisor and Board Member


Ene Gloria graduated in Geology from Universidade de Fortaleza - UNIFOR (1982), is a Master of Geosciences and Environment from UniversidadeEstadualPaulista Julio de MesquitaFilho (1992), hasa Ph.D. in Geosciences and Environment (1998), and post doctorate in Regional Geology from the UniversidadeEstadualPaulista Julio de MesquitaFilho (2008).

Ene Gloria is a former Rector of UNIR for two terms (1998 - 2007) and is currently an associated professor level II. He has experience in Geosciences and environmental issues with emphasis in regional geology, mainly on the topic of Mercury in the Amazon and the Madeira River. He is anevaluator of Courses and Institutions from MEC/INEP and the Course Coordinator of the Post-Graduate-level in the Master of Regional Development and Environment of the Universidade Federal de Rondonia.

Eimear Dempsey, Secretariat and Technical Co-ordinator


Eimear is a recent graduate from Queen’s University, Belfast where she achieved a Master of Science degree in Environmental Management. Eimear also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and English from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

During her studies Eimear has gained knowledge in a host of environmental issues including climate change mitigation, local and regional sustainability and environmental legislation. Eimear has been working with ECO since August 2011.