Dr. Anne-Marie Warris
Dr. Anne-Marie Warris brings to the Board significant experience in chairing, facilitating and participating in various fora encompassing national, regional and international organizations including dealing with cross-cultural boundaries. This experience is complimented by her strategic thinking, enthusiasm, energy, and preparedness to go the extra mile.
Her technical expertise is in sustainable matters and climate change, with a specific focus on monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV), both in relation to policy developments and delivery of services.
She has received several awards as a recognition of her skills and expertise. She was invited to give the Royal Academy of Engineering lecture on ‘A low carbon world – is it realistic?’ in April 2010 and is an elected Fellow of IETA and an Honorary Fellow of ETG (UK) Ltd. The ISO sub-committee responsible for environmental management systems received the prestigious ISO L D Eicher Leadership Award in September 2016 which reflects Anne-Marie’s leadership of the subcommittee over 9 years.
Anne-Marie helped lead the development of the first edition of the VCS Standards.
“Quality, integrity and transparency are my personal focus for Verra to help drive change in behaviour and protect our planet. This focus is essential for Verra as it navigates the changes in the voluntary carbon market, provides additional benefits for the VCM linked to UN SDG such as SDVista or provides and explores other market mechanisms such as plastic credits. I am privileged to have been elected to serve as vice chair on Verra’s Board of Directors and I look forward to working with the Board and Management.”