Sylvia Borren (1950) is Dutch-born, and migrated with her family to New Zealand (MA in Education and Religious Studies at the University of Canterbury 1975).
Until 2013 Sylvia Borren was co-chair of the Global Call for Action against Poverty (GCAP) and its Dutch chapter EEN. (In October 2009 173 million citizens joined to Stand Up and Take Action against Poverty) and she’s a member of the board of BRAC International, Bangladesh.
Since februari 2011 Sylvia Borren is Executive Director of Greenpeace Netherlands.
Her hobbies are recreational horse riding and swimming.
Immigration: who should control our borders?
"Although 'battle' suggests destruction, these were some of the most constructive debates I've taken part in. This was civilised conflict in the best sense of both words."
Julian Baggini, author, Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind, and The Ego Trick