Park Governance

The Aruba National Park Foundation (FPNA) is an independent foundation which manages a large surface area of Aruba (Arikok National Park and RAMSAR site #198 Spanish Lagoon). This task became even more complex with the addition of the Aruba Marine Park at the end of 2018 as well as the near future addition of 16 other designated protected (terrestrial) areas. With these additions, FPNA will manage 25% of Aruba’s surface. Hence, the need to change the organization and governance structure accordingly.

A new governance structure

While FPNA has from the onset operated under a one-tier governance structure, in the final quarter of 2018 preparations were made to amend the Articles of Association so that the Foundation can operate under a professional Executive Board as well as a Supervisory Board as of 2019. In present times, good corporate governance demands a managing board to be under supervision. An effective and professional management and management structure for the Foundation would therefore include the introduction of a professional Executive Board and Supervisory Board.

FPNA Supervisory Board

Chair: Fredis Refunjol
Vice chair: Jossy Laclé
Board member: Hellen van der Wal
Board member: Norman Kuipéri
Board member: Sanju Luidens-Daryanani

FPNA Executive Board

Chief Executive Officer: Roland de Cuba
Chief Conservation Officer: Natasha Silva

FPNA Management Team

Human Resources: Avonda Powell
Finance: Frank Judell
Marketing and Communication: Carl Quant
Research and Conservation: Gian Nunes
Conservation Education: Sietske van der Wal
Sustainable Recreation: Tyson Lopez

FPNA Executive Board: Roland de Cuba & Natasha Silva

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