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.
From betting to minimum pricing: saving the poor from themselves?
"Five debates a day sounds a bit daunting beforehand, but I really loved it. The speakers are so knowledgeable and passionate about their chosen topic, and the amount of time dedicated to questions from the audience was great as it really brought in alternative views."
Exeter University student