We have a common goal: to safeguard and promote pure authentic natural and organic cosmetics. Based in Brussels, our international Secretariat works passionately to fulfil NATRUE's mission.
Dr Mark Smith - DIRECTOR GENERAL
Mark graduated with a M.Chem (Hons.) degree in chemistry and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. between chemistry and genetics. Before joining NATRUE in June 2014, he extended his research career with two positions covering biotechnology (Leeds, UK) and the biomedical/pharmaceutical sector (Montréal, Canada). Mark is a British national who has more than five years' experience in Scientific Management, and during the last ten years he has been involved in the successful coordination of strategic and collaborative interdisciplinary projects via academic departmental and international research. Mark became Director in July 2016.
Languages: English, French
Francesca Morgante – Label & Communication Manager
Francesca holds a degree in Development and International Cooperation from the Faculty of Political Science of the Bologna University. She joined NATRUE in 2010 with the aim of coordinating the development of the NATRUE Label worldwide. Before joining NATRUE, she was involved in various activities in NGOs in Italy, her home country, and abroad. Her skills include Fundraising, Communications, Public Relations and Event Management.
Languages: Italian, English, French
Carol Ward – Office Manager
Carol holds BTEC diplomas in Business studies and Computer studies. She is an Irish citizen who started working as a temporary secretary at the European Commission in 1992 and has since worked in several DGs within the European Commission over the years. In addition, she has worked in various International Associations gaining experience in Office Administration, from Secretarial to Personal Assistant. She joined NATRUE as Office Manager in 2012.
Languages: English, French, Dutch
Krystel van Hoof - Label & Communication Assistant
Krystel joined NATRUE in 2013 as Label & Communication Assistant. Prior to this, she gained experience in communications in international organisations. As a Dutch national with multilingual communication skills, Krystel holds a Master's degree in Germanic Languages and Literature from the University in Liège as well as in Translation from the University in Mons. Within the framework of these studies, she has completed a number of literature and linguistics courses in Scotland and Germany. In addition, she successfully graduated with a third Master's degree in Multilingual Communication and International Relations from the Free University of Brussels in 2012.
Languages: Dutch, French, German, English, Italian