This dedicated team ensures the NRSC’s objectives are met and its members honor their commitments. They are responsible for implementing the action plan approved each year by vote.
This team encompasses a member-elected executive committee (Board) and an Operations Team.
“OUR WORK IS TO FOSTER THE MOST AUSPICIOUS CONDITIONS TO ALLOW OUR COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE TO MAKE MANIFEST, AND EVEN TRANSCEND, OUR AMBITIONS, OUR MISSION, OUR OBJECTIVES, AND OUR RESULTS.”
Catherine was the impetus behind the NRSC’s creation and manages its operations to this day. She is an entrepreneur and has, for many years, been the force behind collective initiatives spurring the beauty industry (cosmetics and fragrances) to be more wholesome in its methods, truer in its commitments, more caring and respectful of nature and living things. She is a collective-intelligence enthusiast and a founding member of the Fleurs d’Exception du Pays de Grasse producers’ association (The Extraordinary Flowers of Grasse) and, more recently, of the Responsible Mica Initiative. Her efforts are devoted to learning and promoting new behaviors, the key to a more just society and caringly preserved planet.
Éléonore has been an NRSC Project Manager since February 2016. She has a degree in Agricultural Engineering and a Master’s in Agricultural Economics, Natural Resources, and Development. Éléonore previously worked on Reunion Island in a decentralized department of the state, controlling European water-related funding and promoting and protecting local endemic medicinal plants. This role led to her greater involvement in the industry of natural ingredients used in cosmetics and fragrances. Eléonore sees her position at the NRSC as a way to achieve tangible results in the field, ensuring that the farmers who produce these exquisite natural raw materials are fairly compensated for their labor and commitment.
Liliana has been an NRSC Project Manager since May 2013. A trained agronomist specializing in sustainable development and ecology, Liliana previously worked in the United States to develop local agricultural techniques to combat hunger and poverty. She monitored and evaluated projects in Washington, D.C., her home country of El Salvador, and Ethiopia. Liliana assigns great importance to achieving concrete, sustainable, measurable results for the well-being of small producers, coupled with the protection and enhancement of their environment.
Violette joined the NRSC in March 2018. With a degree in Political Science and Sustainable Development Management, her work for various organizations – with missions ranging from agribusiness to humanitarian causes – served the single objective of protecting the things she cares about: small producers and the environment. She spent several years in Brazil on supply-chain sustainability projects, supporting growers’ organizations, and then pursued peacebuilding in Colombia. Now with the NRSC, Violette intends to forge innovative solutions to ensure fair division and vitally needed respect for our resources.
Rémi has been a consultant to the NRSC since 2011. With almost a decade of experience in agriculture and after 30 years at the Agence Française de Développement (French Development Agency) and the Fonds Français pour l’Environnement Mondial (French Facility for Global Environment), he supports the team in implementing projects in the field and forming growers’ organizations. He is now President of the NGO Man & Nature, an international solidarity association developing an innovative approach to biodiversity conservation through economic development of natural resources. As a former farmer, Rémi sees the NRSC as a way for small producers to receive fairer pay.