History

The Klosters Forum was launched in 2017 by a small group of international female professionals who sensed the importance and urgency of preserving our natural environment and who strongly believe in the power of collaboration.

The Klosters Forum is Swiss yet global, selective yet diverse, and solution-orientated yet open-minded.
Like its host country Switzerland, The Klosters Forum is discrete, unbiased and acts as a neutral moderator and convener amongst its invited expert participants.

CORE TEAM

CAMILLA TER HAAR

Co-Founder / Non-Executive Director

Camilla is a commercial barrister at 39 Essex Chambers specialising in international and domestic commercial and construction law, co-authoring the book, Remedies in Construction Law.

Camilla received an MA in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh, attained her CPE Graduate Diploma in Law from City University London, and holds an MA in Advanced International Studies from Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies. camilla@theklostersforum.com

STEPHANIE VON MEISS

Co-Founder / Executive Director

Stephanie has a background in sustainability consulting, business consulting and media. She has previously organised the Nexus Youth Summit in London, a series of ethical fashion events and started her own sustainable shirt company.

 

Stephanie holds an MA in Sustainability and CSR from EOI in Madrid, and an MA in Business Studies from Edinburgh University. stephanie@theklostersforum.com

Clare Heaton

Director of Operations

Clare was the Legal Advisor at the White Cube gallery having previously trained at Norton Rose Fulbright. Clare received a BA Honors in English Literature from the University of Newcastle and attained both her Graduate Diploma in Law and completed the Legal Practice Course at BBP Law School, London. clare@theklostersforum.com

Noëmi Staehelin

Programme Director

Noëmi is co-founder of Residently, a property-tech start-up based in London. Since April 2020 she has changed direction and started building an FBA e-commerce business, scaling a home decor brand. Noemi holds a Master of Science in Global Affairs from New York University.

PETER FLYNN

Forum Director

Pete is a Director at PwC. Within PwC’s financial services industry, as Operations Director, Pete worked on the formulation of strategy and its translation into action and delivery. Prior to PwC, Pete spent over 20 years as an officer in the Parachute Regiment, latterly joining the Royal Household, as Equerry to TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

This is a role akin to a Chief of Staff in Their Royal Highnesses Private Office. Pete sits on the Board of the Royal National College for the Blind, the charity Supporting Wounded Veterans and is on the steering committee of the PwC Foundation. He also remains involved with a number of other charities, including the Princes Trust, Veterans Aid and the Beyond Food Foundation.

Lalie Jacout

Events Director

Lalie has spent many years in event management, hospitality and interior design. She is one of the founding owners and the interior designer for the renowned cocktail bars The Little Yellow Door, The Little Blue Door, and The Little Orange Door in London.

As an avid believer that an extraordinary surrounding, setting and meal can engender greater outcomes, Lalie has come onboard with TKF to bring some of her dynamic energy to the forum. As a life-long skier and Klosters lover she can think of no better or more beautiful place to host such a forum.

Previously Lalie has spent many months volunteering in the Calais ‘refugee camp’ referred to as the Jungle where she worked as the donations warehouse manager and then as the head of the Vulnerabilities Team. Lalie attained her MA from Trinity College Dublin in History of Art and Architecture and Ancient History and Archaeology.”

Chloë McCallum

TKF Social Media & Podcast Manager

After graduating in Intermedia Art from the University of Edinburgh, Chloë gained media and marketing experience at the BBC and various environmental organisations. She is passionate about the use of social media to promote socially responsible issues, including environmental protection and plant-based living.

Alongside working for The Klosters Forum, Chloë also works as an Marketing and Account Manager for HomeViews, the independent review platform for residential property developments. She is an exhibiting artistand has volunteered abroad for various wildlife organisations in Africa and Central America.

Advisors for Systems Change

Josephine von Mitschke-Collande

Joséphine has more than 10 years’ experience working in sustainability with a focus on holistic changes for the socio-ecological transformation. Since 2019 she is Systems Innovation and Ecosystem Lead at EIT Climate-KIC.

Joséphine has worked for the Club of Rome, and for several international organisations such as the European Commission, the UN and UNESCO. She is a certified Warm Data Lab host from the International Bateson Institute and is experienced to host groups for facilitating comprehension of processes and patterns of interdependency in complexity. Joséphine holds an MSc in International Relations from the University of Bristol and graduated in Political Science from Panthéon Sorbonne, University of Paris.

Heiko Specking

Heiko has over 25 years of experience working in sustainable development, connecting the broad spectrum of philanthropy engagement with social -environmental viable investment practices.

 

Driven by his passion for regenerative principles and key topic such as water, agriculture, biodiversity or the purpose driven economy, he is keen about co-creating systems change, so that new, more consciously interconnected and resilient systems can emerge.

Heiko is the founding Director of specking+partners, which provides wealthy individuals, foundations and corporations with guidance on responsible behaviour and sustainable strategies. Heiko is an advisor for systems change to The Klosters Forum.

TOPIC SPECIFIC ADVISORS

Andrew Sharpless

CEO of Oceana
Plastic Pollution Advisor

Craig Leeson

Film Director - A Plastic Ocean
Plastic Pollution Advisor

Sally O’Brien

Senior Vice President - Pew Charitable Trusts
Plastic Pollution Advisor

Erik Bruun Bindslev

Founder of Merika
Food System Advisor

Will Hunter

Founder of the London School of Architecture
Built Environment Advisor
TKF AMBASSADORS

Alexandra Moosally

Amber Nuttall

Anna Gavazzi

Peter Simon

Constantin Bjerke

Daisy Leitch

Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis

Georgia Oetker

Irina de Liedekerke Stolberg

Olivia Wilkinson

Natalie Munk

Amanda Kayne

Nachson Mimran

TKF BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Dr. Susanne von der Becke

Chair of the Board of Trustees

Christine Labes

Founding board member

Christina de Labouchere

Board member

Beatrice Langloh

Founding board member

Susanne von Meiss

Founding board member