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 15Copenhagen+45 35 32 14 76
Deputy Director and Head of Participation
Anne Mette Nielsen
Head of Administration
Universitetsparken 15Copenhagen+45 35 32 14 81
Head of Administration
Tim Robertson
Head of Informatics
Copenhagen+45 35 32 14 87
Head of Informatics
Andrea Hahn
Product Manager
Copenhagen+45 35 32 14 91
Product Manager
Sampreethi Aipanjiguly
Communications Officer
Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Universitetsparken 15
Copenhagen+45 35 32 14 97
Communications Officer
Olaf Bánki
Senior Programme Officer for Participation
Universitetsparken 15Copenhagen+45 35 32 14 89
Senior Programme Officer for Participation
Matthew Blissett
Software Developer
Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Universitetsparken 15
Copenhagen
Software Developer
Kyle Braak
Software Developer
Copenhagen+45 35 32 14 79
Software Developer
Søren Bundgaard-Jensen
Financial Controller
Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Universitetsparken 15
Copenhagen+45 35 32 14 82
Financial Controller
Andrei Cenja
System Administrator
Copenhagen+45 35 32 14 95
System Administrator
Kyle Copas
Science Writer
Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Universitetsparken 15
copenhagen+45 35 32 14 75
Science Writer
Marlene Dalsgaard Nielsen
Administrative Assistant
GBIF Secretariat
Universitetsparken 15
Copenhagen+45 35 32 14 92
Administrative Assistant
Christian Gendreau
Software Developer
Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Universitetsparken 15
Copenhagen
Software Developer
Alberto González Talaván
Senior Programme Officer for Training
Universitetsparken 15Copenhagen+45 35 32 14 83
Senior Programme Officer for Training
Morten Høfft
Web Developer
Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Universitetsparken 15
Copenhagen
Web Developer
Burke Ko
Web Developer
+45 35 32 15 11
Web Developer
Jan Legind
Data Manager
+45 35 32 15 10
Data Manager
Siro Masinde
Programme Officer for Content Mobilisation
Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Universitetsparken 15
Copenhagen+45 35 32 14 77
Programme Officer for Content Mobilisation
Mélianie Raymond
Senior Programme Officer for Node Development
Copenhagen+45 35 32 14 96
Senior Programme Officer for Node Development
Dmitry Schigel
Programme Officer for Content Analysis and Use
Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Universitetsparken 15
Copenhagen+45 35 32 14 85
Programme Officer for Content Analysis and Use
Susanne Sheldon
HR Manager/PA to the Director
Copenhagen+45 35 32 14 70
HR Manager/PA to the Director
Ciprian Vizitiu
Webmaster and System Administrator
Universitetsparken 15, 2100 CPH ØCopenhagen+45 35 32 14 78
Webmaster and System Administrator