Marianne is a TNC global leader with over 20 years’ experience in 4 different TNC regions –North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe. Marianne leads the Europe team as a catalyst for global conservation impact, supporting and leveraging the vital work of the Conservancy across all regions – India, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia Pacific and North America, and is the Chair of the TNC UK Foundation Limited. TNC Europe has offices in Berlin, Brussels, and London and engages with business leaders, governments, philanthropists and global change agents to support and accelerate public and private funding, public policy and large scale and lasting global conservation impact.
Marianne is a native of Norway and lives and works in Berlin. During her tenure with the organization, she established TNC’s first in-country presence in Baja California, Mexico, began new TNC country programs in Haiti and Cuba and was the first female regional director at TNC. Before joining the Conservancy, she worked as an international development consultant and operations manager of a manganese mining company in Panama and worked in the timber industry in Norway. She has a master’s degree as a Fulbright Scholar in Latin American Studies with concentration on political ecology.