GBA Secretariat

The GBA Secretariat is made up of staff of the current host organization, the Responsible Business Alliance, and in-kind FTE contributions from member organizations.


GBA Board of Directors

The GBA Board provides oversight to the Secretariat and all GBA activities, to ensure achievement of the strategy. It is a multi-stakeholder governing body, made up of up to 20 members with equal representation between the public/civil society and private sectors. The Officers of the Board make up the Executive Committee, a smaller body authorized to provide guidance to the Secretariat in between Board meetings. Board of Director seats are nominated by members, and elected through an all-member vote.  Board members serve a term of two years, with the option of re-election for one further term.

Executive Committee

  • Guy Ethier, Chair of the Board
  • Steve Christensen, Executive Director, Responsible Battery Coalition and GBA Board Treasurer
  • Inhee Chung, Sustainability Advisor, LG Chem and GBA Board Member-At-Large
  • Stephen D'Esposito, President & CEO, RESOLVE and GBA Board Vice-Chair

  • Dan Baker, Finance and Strategy Director, JM Battery Materials
  • Gillian Davidson, Executive Sustainability, ESG & Responsible Supply Chain Advisor, Eurasian Resources Group and CAP Steering Committee Chair
  • Mickael Daudin, Deputy Director, Mines to Markets, Pact
  • Jos Dings, Director European Policy and Business Development, Tesla
  • John Drexhage, Consultant - Climate Change and Sustainable Resource Development, World Bank
  • Jonathan Eckart, Lead, Corporate Climate Action, World Economic Forum
  • Rich Fuller, Founder, Pure Earth
  • Elna Holmberg, Vice President Electromobility, Volvo Group
  • Anna Krutikov, Head of Sustainable Development, Glencore
  • Georg Leutert, IndustriALL Global Union
  • James Nicholson, Head of Corporate Responsibility, Trafigura
  • Thorsten Pinkepank, Director of Corporate Sustainability Relations, BASF
  • Julia Poliscanova, Vehicles and E-mobility Lead, Transport & Environment
  • Simon Thibault, Director - FDI Battery Value Chain, Investissement Quebec
  • Elizabeth Tate, Director, Public Policy & Global Sustainability, Clarios


Action Partnership Steering Committees

Action Partnerships are given a mandate by the Board to achieve specific outcomes related to the GBA strategy. These are guided by a Steering Committee, and the work is coordinated by a Project Management Office (PMOs). Steering Committee seats are allocated to ensure equal representation between public/civil society and private sector member organizations and are initially appointed by the Board (for new Action Partnerships), and subsequently voted on by members. Non-GBA members may be granted Observer seats to Action Partnership Steering Committees.  Additionally, Work Groups can be established to achieve specific deliverables – current examples include the GHG, Track and Trace, and Child Labor and Human Rights Work Groups within the Battery Passport. The establishment of new Action Partnerships is dependent on member interest and resourcing.


GBA Supervisory Council

The Supervisory Council provides overall guidance and stewardship, and has equal representation between public/civil society and private sector seats.  

  • Caroline Anstey, President & CEO Pact
  • Martin Brudermüller, CEO BASF (Co-Chair)
  • Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Assistant Secretary General, UN, and Deputy Executive Director UNICEF
  • Atle Høie, Assistant General Secretary, IndustriALL
  • Robert MacLeod, Chief Executive, Johnson Matthey
  • Benedikt Sobotka, CEO Eurasian Resources Group (Co-Chair)
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