Tree-spotted valley during a sunset, orange and pink sky.
South Africa's Karoo region, part of the Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany Biodiversity Hotspot.
© Wilderness Foundation/image by Chris Marais

CEPF is governed by senior representatives from our major donor organizations. The Donor Council approves priority areas and strategies for investment, and provides strategic guidance. (See the complete list of the Donor Council's responsibilities.)

The Donor Council typically meets twice a year, and also approves documents and actions electronically as needed. Find Donor Council meeting and electronic review documents here

The chairperson is elected by the Donor Council from candidates proposed by Donor Council members. The chairperson is independent of any of the global donors and can serve for a three-year term, renewable once.

Donor Council


Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Donor Council Members

Humberto Delgado Rosa
Director for Natural Capital
Directorate-General for Environment
European Commission

Valerie Hickey
Practice Manager, Environment
The World Bank

Gilles Kleitz
Director, Agriculture, Water, Biodiversity
Department of Ecological Transitions and Natural Resources
L'Agence Française de Développement

Kazuo Kobayashi
Director for Development Issues, International Bureau
Ministry of Finance
Government of Japan

Chantal Marijnissen
Head of Unit, Environment, Natural Resources and Water – DEVCO
European Commission

Carlos Manuel Rodriguez
Chairperson and CEO
The Global Environment Facility

M. Sanjayan
Conservation International