Annick de Witt

Annick de Witt

Founder

Annick de Witt (Ph.D.) is a researcher, author, teacher, and facilitator, with a broad background in the field of sustainability transformation. She’s the founder of Worldview Journeys, and affiliated with the Nature and Conservation Policy Group at Wageningen University in the Netherlands.

Annick’s extensive research into worldviews and sustainability has resulted in over a dozen academic publications as well as a new worldview-measurement, which forms the foundation of Worldview Journeys’ platform.

She has written, amongst others, a book on ‘Sustainability from the inside-out’ (in Dutch). Annick is also a passionate speaker and skilled facilitator, with a background in the Art of Hosting and The Work that Reconnects.

Topher Hunt

Topher Hunt

Developer

Topher Hunt is a full-stack web developer who specializes in Ruby on Rails, Elixir, relational databases, and writing highly readable code.

Most of his work focuses on projects relating to education, psychology, human development, and organizational change. In the past he has worked for, amongst others, Lectica and Holacracy One. His passion is developing technology in service of a better world.

Topher contributes to Worldview Journeys as main developer and is thus the creative brain behind the platform and all its technological possibilities.

Simon Schilt

Simon Schilt

Researcher

Simon is a dreamer, thinker and doer with a broad background in sustainability science, international development and social/sustainable entrepreneurship.

He has co-founded two startups. The first in the field of circular infrastructure and the other a sustainable food brand. As a result of his his entrepreneurial experience and his studies of social science and sustainability, Simon has developed a strong interest in worldviews and behavioral change for sustainability.

For Worldview Journeys and his Master thesis he researches the role of transformative education in the transition towards sustainable societies.

Emilia de la Sienra

Emilia de la Sienra

Educator Mexico & Australia

Emilia de la Sienra (Ph.D) is a biologist, with a Master in environmental management and a Ph.D in sustainable futures. She also did professional studies in law and environmental education. Her area of specialty is sustainability education, with a focus on worldviews and transformative learning.

Emilia brings more than 20 years of work experience in the government, academic, and consulting sectors, both in Mexico and abroad. Currently, she lives and works in Australia.

For Worldview Journeys, she’s working on the Spanish translation of the Worldview Test, while aiming to integrate it into environmental education efforts in Mexico and Australia.

Maarten Robben

Maarten Robben

Advisor

Maarten Robben is a lead ‘serious game’ designer and partner at Frisse Blikken (Fresh Forces). He is specialized in designing and facilitating live games and simulations for systemic change within and between organisations.

Maarten contributes to Worldview Journeys as an advisor, thinking along with the overall strategy and beyond. He brings great energy and enthusiasm, as well as extensive experience in consultancy, organizational change, business and organisation development, and of course, ‘serious gaming’.

Tim Manschot

Tim Manschot

Advisor

Tim Manschot is an experienced entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in the environmental and social innovation industry.

Tim has been involved with a wide range of social and sustainability initiatives and enterprises, including Cool Endeavour, Heroes & Friends, Forest Forces Foundation, and Starters4Communities.

Tim contributes to Worldview Journeys as an advisor, sharing his sharp business insight, his creative entrepreneurial ideas, and his extensive experience with social start-ups.

Klaas van Egmond

Klaas van Egmond

Chair of the board

Klaas van Egmond is a researcher, author, and speaker who’s been engaged with sustainability issues for half a century. He’s a professor at Utrecht University, and the author of two books: ‘Sustainable Civilization’ and ‘Homo universalis; moral compass for a new European renaissance’.

He’s also a pioneer. In his time as director of the Dutch Environmental Assessment Agency, he originated a new worldview-approach, offering policy-makers more integrated perspectives, including cultural aspects of sustainability. Klaas also co-initiated the Sustainable Finance Lab. As a former member of the influential Dutch Social-Economic Council, he’s always in conversation with society and decision-makers, to inspire more life-enhancing policies and approaches.

As chair of the board, Klaas contributes with his immense wisdom, engagement, and creativity.

Zairah Khan

Zairah Khan

Board member

Zairah Khan is a regenerative design expert with a broad background in systems thinking and transformation, psychology and sociology, permaculture and nature-based solutions.

She is also the founder of BlueO2, an organisation that designs collaborative, regenerative projects, combining head, heart and hands, and reconnecting humans with nature.

As Board Member of Worldview Journeys, Zairah brings great energy and creativity; an entrepreneurial spirit; and an ability to bring people together in collaborative spaces aiming to serve the whole.

Froukje Jansen

Froukje Jansen

Board member

Froukje Jansen is a presenter, journalist, debate leader, and program maker with a distinct social profile. She started her career as a professional gymnast and dancer.

Recently, she was seen as a reporter on the TV program RTL Live, where she interviewed a diversity of charities. Over the years, she‘s made several TV programs around social and environmental themes. She’s also involved with a diversity of foundations and initiatives that aim to contribute to a better planet.

As Board member of Worldview Journeys she brings a media-savvy approach and a creative spirit.