Tere Badia, Secretary General (as of 1st April 2018)
Tere Badia holds a degree in Art History from the Universitat de Barcelona and a MA in Information and Knowledge Society by the IN3 (Internet interdisciplinary Institute) of the UOC.
She is dedicated to cultural research and production in various formats. She has carried out several studies on cultural policies, networks and R+D+i for visual arts. Tere has curated exhibitions and projects of contemporary art. She has been professionally linked to the Interarts Observatory in the 90’s, the communication and multimedia agency Goetzinger&Komplizen (Karlsruhe). Tere coordinated the platform DISONANCIAS in Catalonia for the promotion of the relations between artists and research departments of companies and organizations, as well as the network of visual arts production spaces of Catalonia xarxaprod. Until January 2018, Tere Badia was director of Hangar – center for artistic production and research in Barcelona.
Kornelia Kiss, Operations Director
Kornelia is an international project management professional with wide ranging experience in both the private and the public sector. Before joining CAE, she worked at the European Commission -DG Development Cooperation (DEVCO), as project manager promoting for peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development. Previously, she also worked at DG Trade, and also as a consultant for the OECD working on results frameworks and indicators. Before joining the Commission, she acquired strong project management and organising skills at leading multinational companies and at an international training company. Her academic background is in economics and business and management consulting.
Natalie Giorgadze, Communications & Community Director
Natalie is an essayist and blogger with solid experience in the non-for-profit sector. Attracted by power of words, she passionately searches for new, creative and effective ways of telling stories, stories that inspire and motivate. Before joining Culture Action Europe, Natalie worked as a communications officer for Women in Development Europe and as a freelance writer and project developer at Indigo, a cross-media project. Her previous NGO experience includes working for human rights and environmental networks. Natalie is trained as a journalist and holds a graduate degree in Cultures and Development studies.
Rosa Pérez Monclús, Senior Policy Officer
Rosa is a policy analyst specialised in the cultural field. Her background combines experience in the private sector as a strategy consultant, in the public management of culture in the UK and as a cultural policy assistant in the Ministry of Culture of Spain. She holds a BA in Humanities, a double degree in Economics and Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Cultural and Creative Industries. Her deep commitment to the cultural field has led her to pursue an on-going PhD in cultural policy at King’s College London.
Robert Maembe, Financial Consultant
Robert brings 15 years of audit, internal controls, finance and project management experience gained in multinational organisations. He ran pan-EMEA process improvement initiatives including designing and implementing IT solutions, standardising, centralising and automating financial processes. In 2013 he obtained an Executive Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Vlerick Business School to better serve small and medium sized organisations in their quest for growth and sustainability. From February 2016, Robert works with Culture Action Europe to implement accounting, and finance best practices in order to lay a strong foundation for the organisation’s ambitious growth plans.
Kathleen Keating, Policy Intern
Kathleen specializes in policy and comes from a political background, first working at the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. and then moving to the European Parliament. She holds a B.A. in Law & Society and European Union studies and will return to the States to continue her legal studies as a Juris Doctorate candidate. On a personal level, Kathleen’s experience as an artist feeds into her analytical interest in culture. Kathleen is working on ways to advance the conversation of diversity in the cultural sector – towards greater minority inclusion and participation of all European diasporas.
Alyson Drouin, Events & Administration Intern
Alyson is a recent graduate holding a BA honors degree in Art History and a college diploma in Humanities. Her interest in international cultural preservation and sustainability flourished during a semester abroad at Ca Foscari University in Venice. Since, Alyson has worked for the Ministry of Culture and Communication in Quebec and for a linguistic cultural centre while being a part-time substitute teacher which gave her experience providing administrative assistance in different cultural institutions.