Who we are: Secretariat

The role and function of the BBOP Secretariat is to coordinate and execute the program of work of BBOP under the guidance of the Advisory Group, and particularly its Executive Committee.  The Secretariat proposes workplans, prepares meetings and their agendas, drafts documents and raises funds to undertake the work.  Forest Trends and Wildlife Conservation Society provide the Secretariat for BBOP.

Forest Trends is an international non-profit organization that works to expand the value of forests to society; to promote sustainable forest management and conservation by creating and capturing market values for ecosystem services; to support innovative projects and companies that are developing these new markets; and to enhance the livelihoods of local communities living in and around those forests. We analyze strategic market and policy issues, catalyze connections between forward-looking producers, communities and investors, and develop new financial tools to help markets work for conservation and people.

Wildlife Conservation Society: The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild lands through careful science, international conservation, education, and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks. These activities change attitudes toward nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in sustainable interaction on both a local and a global scale. WCS is committed to this work because we believe it essential to the integrity of life on Earth.

Secretariat members:

photo of Kerry ten Kate

Kerry ten Kate – Director, BBOP (Forest Trends)


Ray Victurine

Ray Victurine – Director, Conservation Finance Program (Wildlife Conservation Society)


Amrei von Hase

Dr. Amrei von Hase – Senior Science Advisor, BBOP (Forest Trends)


Patrick Maguire

Patrick Maguire – Program Manager, BBOP (Forest Trends)


Sebastian Winkler – Senior Policy Advisor (Forest Trends)


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To see short biographies of the Secretariat members, click here.

BBOP Secretariat: Forest Trends and WCS