Sylvie Goyet

Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Director

Sylvie has been Director, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change at SPC since September 2015.

Prior to joining SPC, she was the Director General of FIBA – Fondation Internationale du Banc d’Arguin, a private Swiss foundation working in West Africa on coastal and marine issues. While at FIBA, she also presided and led the transforming of the regional West Africa Coastal and Marine Regional Programme (PRCM) into a large partnership, helped operationalize the regional MPA network RAMPAO and construct the BACoMaB Conservation Trust Fund (Mauritania) as its first President.

Sylvie held previous positions as the Regional Coordinator of the UNOPS/UNDP/GEF MedWetCoast project (France), Programme Manager at WWF International (Switzerland), Programme Officer at UNDP Black Sea Programme (Turkey), UNEP Caspian Sea Programme (Azerbaidjan), and UNDP Suva (Fiji).

Sylvie is a French and Swiss citizen, holds a Master degree in Environmental Management from the University of London, an MBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master in International Business from the Business Management School of Lyon.

Sylvie presently serves on the Board of the BioGuine Foundation (Guinee Bissau) and of the Wild Touch Association (France), on the Scientific and Technical Committee of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. She is an Executive Committee member of the Conservation Finance Alliance (CFA) and an instructor for the MOOC ‘Gestion des Aires Protégées’ at Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne.


Raphael Billé
RESCCUE Project Coordinator

Raphaël joined SPC in January 2014 to take on the position of RESCCUE Project Coordinator. Before that, he led for 7 years the development and management of both Biodiversity and Climate Change Adaptation programmes at IDDRI – a Paris-based, non-profit think tank undertaking independent research and providing innovative policy solutions. In this capacity he planned and supervised activities on a wide variety of topics ranging from high seas biodiversity governance to tropical deforestation, from climate adaptation policies to biodiversity economics and coastal zone management.

Holding a PhD in environmental management (AgroParisTech) and two masters in urban & regional planning and environmental economics, Raphaël started his career as Scientific Attaché at the French Embassy in Pakistan, before joining UNDP in Indonesia as a Junior Professional Officer. Raphaël later established himself as an independent consultant and was contracted mainly by IUCN, bilateral cooperation agencies and international organisations.


Jean-Baptiste Marre
RESCCUE Project Deputy Coordinator

Jean-Baptiste joined SPC in August 2014 to take on the position of RESCCUE Project Officer. Before that, he completed a joint PhD in Environmental Economics between the University of Western Britany and Queensland University of Technology. His research was about the economic valuation of coastal and marine ecosystem services in support of decision-making, with applications in New Caledonia and Australia. He notably collaborated with Ifremer, CSIRO and various universities in Australia, and with the French Initiative for Coral Reefs (Ifrecor).

Holding a master degree in Environmental and Sustainable Development Economics (AgroParisTech), Jean-Baptiste started his career as a research assistant at IRD. He also worked as a consultant at the Centre of Industrial Economics (CERNA), MinesParisTech, where he contributed to two macroeconomic studies for the World Bank on natural capital and sustainable growth.

His key expertise areas include environmental and ecological economics, ecosystem services and natural capital assessment, integrated coastal management, marine protected areas management and governance, economic valuation and in particular non-market valuation.


Aude Chenet
Environmental Sustainability Coordinator

Aude has been responsible for SPC’s environmental responsibility at the corporate level since 2013. This includes developing and implementing SPC’s greenhouse gases emission reduction policy and more broadly working to decrease SPC’s environmental footprint as well as informing and mobilising staff on how each of them can take action. She is also a trained meeting facilitator and uses this ability to help various stakeholders share experience and make progress together on thorny environmental issues.

Holding a Masters degree in environmental and water management, Aude started her Pacific experience in 2003 as a project manager for the Foundation of the Peoples of the South Pacific International (FSPI). Since then, she hold various positions in the environment sector in Micronesia (Kiribati , Marshall Islands), Melanesia (Fiji, New Caledonia) and Polynesia (Wallis and Futuna).



Margot Mesnard
Administrative Assistant

Margot joined SPC in April 2016 to take on the position of Programme Assistant in the Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Programme which includes an administration and finance support role to the CCES Programme and the Director, to the RESCCUE project and to the Strategy, Performance and Learning Unit. Before that, she contributed for 2 years to the set up and launch of the first Caribbean Diplomatic Academy at the University of the West Indies.

Holding joint Masters’ degree in International Cooperation and Development (Sciences Po Bordeaux) and specialized on Small Islands Developing States, Margot started her career as an assistant to the Delegation of the European Union to the Eastern Caribbean and to UNDP in Trinidad and Tobago. She worked mainly on gender and climate-change mainstreaming projects and held coordination and personal assistance positions.