Plan Vivo Secretariat


Chris Stephenson, Head of Operations

Chris StephensonChris is corporate sustainability professional with Master’s degrees in Chemistry and Carbon Management. Chris heads up the Plan Vivo Secretariat team and reports directly to the Board of Trustees. He oversees the development of the Plan Vivo Standard in its application to land use & forestry projects that deliver meaningful benefits to the communities they support. Previously Chris held roles in the private sector, for FTSE-100 and IBEX-35 companies in London & Madrid, as well as conducting conservation & capacity-building work in Central America, SSA and Asia. Chris is fluent in English and Spanish.


Eva Schoof, Projects Officer

Eva SchoofEva graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an MSc in Environment and Development, where she specialised in environmental governance and natural resource management. Before joining Plan Vivo in 2015, Eva worked on a bio-ethanol project in Panama where she focused on project and grant management, technical support and communications. Her other previous posts include digital marketing and PR in the private sector. Eva is fluent in English, German and Spanish.