The Aruba National Park Foundation, officially known as Fundacion Parke Nacional Aruba (FPNA), is an independent nature conservation foundation which manages a large surface area of Aruba, initially the Arikok National Park (2000) and more recently the RAMSAR site #198 Spanish Lagoon (2017). This task became even more complex with the addition of the Parke Marino Aruba, consisting of 4 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), at the end of 2018, as well as the addition of 11 other designated protected (terrestrial) areas in 2020. With these additions, 24.3% of Aruba’s terrestrial surface and 0.2% of its territorial waters is now protected and managed by FPNA. Hence, the need to develop the organization and governance structure accordingly.
Two-tier 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 Board of Supervisors as of 2019. In present times, good corporate governance demands a managing board to be under supervision. An effective and professional management team and management structure for the Foundation would therefore include the introduction of a Two-Tier Board Structure: a professional Executive Board and a Board of Supervisors.
The powers, duties, and responsibilities of FPNA’s Boards are determined by governance regulations and FPNA’s own constitution and by-laws.
View FPNA’s governance regulations for the Board of Supervisors (in Dutch):
View FPNA’s governance regulations for the Executive Board (in Dutch):
FPNA Supervisory Board
|Vice chair:||Hellen van der Wal|
|Board member:||Ewald Biemans|
|Board member:||Pierre Rafini|
FPNA Executive Board
|Chief Executive Officer:||Tyson Lopez|
|Chief Conservation Officer:||Natasha Silva|
FPNA Management Team
|Human Resources:||Avonda Powell|
|Communication & Marketing:||Edeline Berg|
|Research & Conservation:||Giancarlo Nunes|
|Conservation Education:||Sietske van der Wal|
|Sales, Sustainability & Recreation:||Vacancy|
FPNA’s Multi Annual Corporate Strategy 2023-2032
Fundacion Parke Nacional Aruba (FPNA) proudly presents its Multi Annual Corporate Strategy 2023 – 2032 (MACS) which will guide the organization as a future proof conservation organization for the next 10 years. This plan responds to new and urgent ecological, social, and economic challenges, and represents our enforced commitment to conservation with a focus on sustainability, biodiversity, ecosystem enhancement and restorative initiatives, while developing a base of social and economic support through value-creation.
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Fundacion Parke Nacional Aruba (FPNA) holds a deep commitment to transparency and accountability. We carefully manage our resources to maximize the funding that goes toward our conservation-driven activities and programs.
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