Governance

How decisions, advice, management and funding are organized in GBIF

The GBIF Secretariat

The GBIF Secretariat, located at the Natural History Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark, is charged with developing, executing and reporting on the GBIF work programme.

The tasks of the Secretariat include:

  •  operating the GBIF portal and associated informatics products
  •  coordinating  activities of the network related to data mobilization, publishing and management
  •  monitoring data gaps and use of GBIF-mediated data for science, and
  •  operating central communication and collaboration services

Feel free to get in touch with any of the Secretariat staff, listed below. Click on the name for contact details.

Donald Hobern
Executive Secretary
Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Universitetsparken 15


Copenhagen

+45 35 32 14 70
Executive Secretary
Tim Hirsch
Deputy Director and Head of Participation
Universitetsparken 15
Copenhagen

+45 35 32 14 76
Deputy Director and Head of Participation
Anne Mette Nielsen
Head of Administration
Universitetsparken 15
Copenhagen

+45 35 32 14 81
Head of Administration
Susanne Lønstrup Sheldon
HR Manager/PA to the Director

Copenhagen

+45 35 32 14 70
HR Manager/PA to the Director
Søren Bundgaard-Jensen
Financial Officer
Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Universitetsparken 15

Copenhagen

+45 35 32 14 82
Financial Officer
Marlene Dalsgaard Nielsen
Administrative Assistant
GBIF Secretariat
Universitetsparken 15

Copenhagen

+45 35 32 14 92
Administrative Assistant
Olaf Bánki
Senior Programme Officer for Participation
Universitetsparken 15
Copenhagen

+45 35 32 14 89
Senior Programme Officer for Participation
Mélianie Raymond
Senior Programme Officer for Node Development

Copenhagen

+45 35 32 14 96
Senior Programme Officer for Node Development
Sampreethi Aipanjiguly
Communications Officer
Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Universitetsparken 15

Copenhagen

+45 35 32 14 97
Communications Officer
Alberto González Talaván
Senior Programme Officer for Training
Universitetsparken 15
Copenhagen

+45 35 32 14 83
Senior Programme Officer for Training
Éamonn Ó Tuama
Senior Programme Officer for Interoperability

Copenhagen

+45 35 32 14 94
Senior Programme Officer for Interoperability
Burke Ko
Informatics Liaison



+45 35 32 15 11
Informatics Liaison
Tim Robertson
Head of Informatics

Copenhagen

+45 35 32 14 87
Head of Informatics
Andrea Hahn
Programme Manager

Copenhagen

+45 35 32 14 91
Programme Manager
Jan Legind
Data Manager



+45 35 32 15 10
Data Manager
Kyle Braak
Developer

Copenhagen

+45 35 32 14 79
Developer
Federico Mendez Hernandez
Developer



+45 35 32 15 07
Developer
Oliver Meyn
Developer



+45 35 32 15 12
Developer
Ciprian Vizitiu
Webmaster and System Administrator
Universitetsparken 15, 2100 CPH Ø
Copenhagen

+45 35 32 14 78
Webmaster and System Administrator
Andrei Cenja
System Administrator

Copenhagen

+45 35 32 14 95
System Administrator