Who we are

Sophie BloemenSophie BloemenCo-director

Sophie is a political economist and co-founder and director of Commons Network. She has been active in civil society for over 15 years, working from a feminist perspective on ideas, proposals and projects for a post-growth economy.

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 WoerdenLead Degrowth and Caring Economy

Winne focuses on climate justice, global health and new economic thinking

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

Godelieve is 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.