From October 2022, Gonnie leads the Impact, Learning and Development (IL&D) function at WBA. Before taking on the role as IL&D Director, she has started up WBA’s operations, including Communications, HR, Finance, and IT. Gonnie is fascinated by human development in relation to sustainability and energised by the role of organisations and businesses in creating a world that works for everyone. She has gained experience in communications, social innovation, CSR, and HR with a focus on organisational and leadership development in multiple organisations and this experience set the basis for her work at WBA. Gonnie loves finding the essence of why things work, and her enthusiasm for her new role is fuelled by connecting the impact of WBA’s work to the learning and development of the people of WBA. Besides building WBA from scratch, Gonnie is most proud of being the driving force behind the new world of work transition at Microsoft in The Netherlands.