Judy Rodrigues is the Executive Director of the High Carbon Stock Approach. She has extensive experience related to responsible sourcing of agricultural commodities linked to deforestation-risks, multi-stakeholder engagement, forest management certification and conservation. She holds science and commerce degrees in Natural Resource Conservation and Marketing with a minor in Women’s Studies from the University of British Columbia and McGill University, respectively.
Darren Brown is Technical Manager of the High Carbon Stock Approach. Darren’s experience is primarily in forestry certification and due diligence systems for the legal and responsible sourcing of timber and other forest impact commodities. He holds a BSc (Forestry) Hons. from the Australian National University and a double MSc in Sustainable Tropical Forestry from the Universities of Copenhagen and Padova.
Lee Kuan Lih
Lee Kuan Lih joined HCSA as a Finance Manager in 2020. He is responsible for the company’s book-keeping, budgets, and cash flow control. Prior to joining HCSA, he was a finance manager in Helikonia. He was also in charge of finance matters at Apple Crumby & Fish, a start-up e-commerce platform for essential baby products and had previously worked as an auditor. Kuan Lih holds a Bachelor of Business and Commerce (majoring in accounting and finance) from Monash University, Malaysia. He is also a Certified Practising Accountant as a member of CPA, Australia.
Quality Assurance Officer
Daneetha joined the HCS Approach in 2020 as the Quality Assurance Officer. She is responsible for supporting HCSA Grievance Mechanism Unit, HCSA trial applications and other HCSA QA work. Daneetha has experience in forest conservation and holds both, a diploma and degree in Forestry from University Putra Malaysia (UPM).
Anis Farhana Wahab
Anis Farhana Wahab is the Administrative Officer of the High Carbon Stock Approach. She supports the HCSA Executive Director, HCSA Executive Committee and working groups on HCSA governance and priority workstreams. She holds Bachelor of Science (Major in Biology with Minor in Psychology) from Carleton University.
Quality Assurance Administration Officer
Maisuroh Hasibuan is the Quality Assurance Administration Officer of the High Carbon Stock Approach. She joined High Carbon Stock Approach in 2019 and has been coordinating the Quality Assurance and Peer Review administrative processes. She has experience in river and water related community projects, and agricultural engineering. She earned her Bachelor’s in Engineering (Agriculture and Biosystems) from University Putra Malaysia.
HCSA Quality Assurance Intern
Fitrah Firdaos is the Quality Assurance intern of High Carbon Stock Approach. She joined HCSA in 2020 and has been assisting in coordinating the Quality Assurance and Peer Review Process. She graduated with First Class Honours of Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology from University of Technology Malaysia, where she double minored in Bio-conservation and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.
Andrew Tong joined HCSA as a Grant Manager in September 2019. He oversees grants management and grant compliance analysis; and plays a lead role in the preparation of grant-related reports and schedules to support financial activities of HCSA. Andrew has worked for small businesses, government sector, and some global brands and more recently in the non-profit sector. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Accounting degree from Multimedia University (MMU).
Jonathan Byers is HCSA’s GIS analyst and is responsible for managing HCSA Global Forest Watch Pro monitoring platform. Jonathan has a diverse background in natural and physical science research, cartography and GIS, non-profit management, education, and digital storytelling. Most recently he led a National Geographic funded project to study the habitat and behavior of the endangered Matschies’s tree-kangaroo in Papua New Guinea to assist community conservation efforts. He previously worked on cartography projects for Panthera to provide high resolution maps for tiger anti-poaching efforts in Malaysia, and for the National Park Service mapping glacier retreat in California and Alaska. Jonathan holds a MSc. Degree in Geography from the University of Montana.
Business Development Consultant
Natalia Merchan joined HCSA as a Business Development consultant in 2020. She is responsible for fundraising in general and building relationships with new donors. Natalia has over 10 years of fundraising experience with foundations, major donors, institutional and corporate donors. Prior to joining HCSA, she worked with Greenpeace as a major gifts’ advisor raising funds for the forests campaign. She holds a MSc. in Environmental development from the University of Amsterdam.