Who we are

Sophie BloemenSophie BloemenCo-director

Sophie is a political economist and philosopher with over 15 years of experience in civil society and as a social advocate. She is co-founder and director of Commons Network.

Thomas de GrootThomas de GrootCo-director

Thomas is an activist, writer and policy advisor. He is also our co-director. Thomas has an academic background in China Studies and he worked in journalism, advertising and politics.

Winne van WoerdenWinne van WoerdenResearcher Degrowth and Health

Winne is driven by a passion for social and ecological justice and is particularly interested in new economic thinking and practices and its relation to human health and well-being.

Jens KimmelJens KimmelChief Storyteller

Jens has worked on the urban commons and democracy for years. From our Amsterdam HQ, Jens works as our Chief Storyteller.

Supervisory board

Godelieve van HeterenGodelieve van HeterenChairperson of the Board

ecoming a global health and social transition advocate. She also chairs the Dutch European Movement.

Spring GombeSpring GombeBoard member

Spring Gombe-Götz is Policy Advocacy Manager at the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi).

Sandra BosSandra BosBoard member

Sandra is Senior Researcher and Project Leader at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and Director at Burennetwerk.