CJI would like to welcome our new Board Chair, Christopher Llanos SJ. Chris took on this role last October and brings with him a wealth of experience from Latin America and the Caribbean where he was Regional Superior of the Guyana Region and prior to that, the Jamaica Region. He also previously served on the board of CJI from 2003-2006.

We also welcome three new board members: Gilio Brunelli, Wambui Kipusi and Desmond Wilson. Gilio was born and raised in Italy. He is a consultant on international development, a part-time university teacher and a full-time volunteer for several causes. He led Development and Peace’s International Program Department for several years and has worked with Indigenous groups in the Amazon. Wambui grew up in Kenya and has a background in economics, business and policy. She has over 30 years public sector experience in several fields including housing, environment, socioeconomic wellbeing and employment, health and international development. Desmond is a CPA and was the CFO of the Catherine Donnelly Foundation for 16 years. He was involved in their investments stewardship, seeing their focus evolve from socially responsible investing, to incorporate divestment from fossil fuels and the deployment of an innovative impact investment strategy.