The Aruba National Park Foundation (FPNA) is an independent nature conservation foundation which manages a large surface area of Aruba, initially the Arikok National Park (2000) and 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 change the organization and governance structure accordingly.
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 Two-Tier Board Structure: a professional Executive Board and a Supervisory Board.
FPNA Supervisory Board
|Vice chair:||Hellen van der Wal|
|Board member:||Ewald Biemans|
|Board member:||Pierre Rafini|
FPNA Executive Board
|Chief Executive Officer:||VACANCY|
|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:||Tyson Lopez|
FPNA Annual Report 2018
Learn more about the work of the Fundacion Parke Nacional Aruba (FPNA)! The FPNA 2018 annual report reflects important information about our conservation activities, park management and operations, including the people, partners and details on the financial health of our organization.