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Meet the Team

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    David B. McGinty

    Global Director

    David manages the fast-growing Secretariat team in the Hague. Previously, he has led public-private partnerships for an international NGO, been head of a private sector development and impact investing advisory firm, and taught management and law at the graduate level.

    David holds a Master of Law (LLM) degree from Villanova University and Juris Doctorate from Temple University. He spends his time outside of PACE as an angel investor, non-profit board member, and an avid supporter of the arts. He is married and the father of two children. 

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    Krista Kruft

    Engagement Lead

     Krista is responsible for PACE’s leadership engagement, partnership development and external communications. Krista is a Partnership Specialist with 20 years of experience in International Development in Asia, Latin America and Eastern and Southern Africa.

    Krista holds a master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology-Non Western Sociology with a Specialization in Development Economics, and has trained in Human Development/Psychology and Partnerships. Krista loves to read and dive into new topics that affect humanity. She lives in Amsterdam with her husband, 2 teenage kids and 2 dogs. 

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    Ke Wang

    Knowledge Lead

    Ke oversees content development and knowledge management at PACE.  She has over 10 years of experience leading interdisciplinary research and innovation teams, in both public and private sectors. 

    Ke is passionate about finding synergies in planet, people and profit, and has spent years deep-diving into circular business models in multiple European projects.  She holds a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University and an Executive MBA from Rotterdam School of Management.  She enjoys nature, culture, dancing and raising her two boys in a quadrilingual family.

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    Lotte Holvast

    Program Coordinator

    Lotte is the program coordinator of PACE and responsible for the financial management, compliance, and operational coordination of the Platform. Prior to joining WRI, Lotte worked as a project manager for a Dutch foundation which brings together leaders from philanthropic sector, corporates, government and knowledge institutes, and NGOs to facilitate collaboration and increase social impact.

    She holds a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Amsterdam and a M.S. in Developmental Economics from the University of Wageningen. Lotte lives in Scheveningen, a beach town in the Netherlands. When not working she if often found at the beach or she enjoys cycling in the dunes. 

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    Beth Hearn

    Communications Lead

    Beth is responsible for PACE’s communications, working to build the organization’s profile and influence. She is a communications specialist with more than ten years of experience, with a focus on sustainability and responsible business. Beth has a master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Amsterdam.

    She lives in Haarlem with her husband and two children.

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    Heyd Más

    Project Lead

    Heyd manages the portfolio of core and affiliate projects at PACE. She engages with partners, responds to project requests to address obstacles, and brings visibility of project status and learnings.

    Heyd is passionate about finding solutions to achieve a positive society-environment interaction. She has over 5 years of experience performing research on topics related to the circular economy and holds a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Groningen. Heyd enjoys traveling, meeting different cultures, and nature. 

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    James Pennington

    Counterpart (World Economic Forum)

    James contributes to PACE’s work through the World Economic Forum’s Circular Economy initiative, leading the work on policy engagement in emerging markets with a key focus on China and the African continent as well as leading the work on electronics. Prior to the Forum, James worked for the London based think tank Chatham House.

    James is a fluent speaker of Mandarin and has spent significant time working and studying in China. In his spare time James enjoys playing the guitar, harmonica and singing. 

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    Seth Olson

    Secondee (Resonance Global)

    Seth assists various Secretariat activities and brings expertise in multi-stakeholder collaboration, blended finance, enterprise-driven development, and corporate sustainability strategy.  Seth is driven to help identify and execute on opportunities to shape the economy of the future in a sustainable manner and holds a deep conviction in the power of business to be a force for good.

    He holds an M.S. in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University where he focused on agricultural and conservation finance. His preferred modes of transportation are skiing, biking, and walking.  

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    Alvise Lisca

    Secondee (Accenture Strategy)

    Alvise is a Consultant at Accenture Strategy in London and is supporting PACE with its learning and projects pillars, with a focus on Plastics and Textiles & Fashion. He previously worked with private sector clients on a range of sustainability and circular economy challenges across industries, specialising in business model innovation and new technologies.

    Alvise holds an MSc in Environmental Technology at Imperial College and developed a passion for entrepreneurship and new ventures. He started an insect farming business and is currently involved with a couple impact-focussed startups.

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    Rachel Tung

    Engagement Intern

    Rachel supports engagement and communications at PACE. She has a background in government issues management and has led community initiatives centred on intersectional and sustainable social advancement.

    Rachel earned an Honours BA in Political Studies and Certificate in Business from Queen’s University in Canada and is currently pursuing her MA in International Relations at Leiden University. She enjoys fashion, political theory, and event planning. 

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    Andrés Oliva

    Knowledge Intern

    Andrés provides assistance to the content development and knowledge programs at PACE. His previous experience involves social media management and event organisation for a circularity-oriented research institute.

    Andrés is currently completing the final semester of his Honours BSc in Earth, Energy, and Sustainability from Leiden University College. In addition to being passionate about the transition to a sustainable socio-economic model, he loves playing the guitar, hiking and exploring the coastal areas of the Hague, his current city, and Alicante, his hometown.