Janice Weatherley-Singh
Director, WCS EU
Janice Weatherley-Singh Ph.D, has been the Director of WCS EU since 2014. She oversees all of WCS’s engagement with the EU institutions relating to policy engagement and fundraising in support of WCS’s global conservation goals. Originally from the UK, Belgium has become her adopted nationality and home, having lived there since 2003. She began her career working on an agri-environmental research project in Mexico before working on project development for a local Wildlife Trust in the UK. She then moved to Brussels to work for IUCN on EU biodiversity policies, followed by a position with A Rocha International to support work on conservation policies and the development of global conservation programmes, and has also undertaken short consultancy contracts for organisations such as WWF. In 2019, she obtained a PhD in tropical forest governance and REDD+ as an external student with Wageningen University in the Netherlands. She also has a BSc in Geography from the University of Birmingham and an MSc in Rural Resources and Environmental Policy from the University of London.
Arnaud Goessens
Associate Director, EU Policy
Arnaud works on the science-policy interface related to wildlife trade, One Health, and pandemic prevention, and leads on engagement with the Belgian government on conservation issues. In his previous position with WCS Mozambique based in Maputo, he worked as program manager on strengthening management systems and coordinated counter wildlife trafficking work. In 2011, he conducted research on the management of mangrove forests in Malaysia and has several field experiences working with sea turtles in Malaysia and numerous wild animals such as howler monkeys and endangered macaws in Costa Rica. He served in intergovernmental organizations including UNDP and the European Commission. He holds a Master of Science in Bioengineering from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and a Master of Public Administration in Environmental Policy from Columbia University in New York City. Twitter: @ArnaudGoessens
Caroline Abid
SWM Chief of Party
Caroline Abid coordinates for WCS the Sustainable Wildlife Management Programme, a seven-year African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) initiative funded by the European Union to reduce unsustainable use of wildlife and enhance food security in several ACP countries. She manages the interactions between the WCS sites participating in this project and between WCS and its partners (CIFOR, CIRAD, FAO). She is involved in technical, financial, compliance and communication processes and is in charge of support to all sites for the production of domestic proteins. By training, she is an environmental engineer (Ecole Centrale Paris, France). She has managed projects and teams on different environmental topics: site remediation, air and water quality, waste management, energy, flood prevention, sustainable building and environmental regulation. In her previous position, she was Director of a regional agency in an environmental consulting firm in France. She has also worked, as a volunteer, with the World Ocean Council (WOC), a global, cross-sectoral ocean industry leadership alliance committed to Corporate Ocean Responsibility.
Guillaume Baralle
SWM Technical Assistant
Guillaume Baralle currently serves as SWM technical assistant at WCS. Guillaume is a Bioengineer in Forest and Wildlife Management graduated from Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech (Belgium) and specialized in the study and management of African megafauna. Mainly working on project in Africa, he participated during summer 2018 in the study of the anthropogenic impacts on the Raponda Walker Arboretum in collaboration with the ANPN in Gabon. In 2019, he conducted a study about the potential use of tracks as a new monitoring tool for carnivores, especially cheetah, using 3D model of the footprints.
Camilla Davila
Event and Communications Assistant
Camilla Davila serves as the Event and Communications Assistant for WCS EU. Her portfolio includes event organization, social media, internal communications, and support across the WCS Europe team. Working in communications and advocacy since 2018, her expertise spans environmental justice, human rights, public health, and international affairs. A seasoned writer and creative, Camilla has worked for the Secretariat of an INGO supporting National Public Health institutes across Europe, Africa, and Asia (2022) as well as the NY office of an INGO advocating for the protection of civilians and medical personnel in conflict (2019). She holds a Bachelor's in Environmental Studies (University of Pennsylvania) and a Dual Master’s in Public Policy (Sciences Po Paris & University of Tokyo), specializing in Global Health and International Relations. Born and raised in the Bronx, she lived in Paris and Tokyo before settling down in Brussels.
Elisabeth Carton de Wiart
Finance and Admin Officer
Elisabeth Carton de Wiart manages the finance and administration of WCS EU in Brussels. After having completed an MA in Business Administration (majors in accounting and internal control) at the ICHEC Brussels Management School, Elisabeth trained as an external auditor at Price Waterhouse both in Belgium and in the UK. She then worked in various international companies based in the UK, in France and in Belgium as a financial controller/ finance manager. Her focus has always been to provide reliable financial data in the most efficient way, whilst ensuring adequate internal controls are in place.

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