Marja Van Loef
Business Research Impact Fellow
Office hours: Flexible
I have a passion for the environment and I make sure that sustainability and resilience is my top priority at home and at work. We only have one planet and need to look after it! Born and raised in the Netherlands I moved to the UK some 30 years ago and settled in Corwall where I raised my 3 children and studied at Exeter University. I was fortunate to work with many SMEs in Cornwall and the IOS the past 20 years and make their businesses more sustainable and resilient. I hope to carry on my work with the IIB and am excited being part of the Exeter University Family!
Tourism Development (sustainable) and Policies-Msc Exeter University
Open Degree-Bsc Open University
I worked on the IHLS Project until April 2021 as the Business Research Fellow, followed as the IDPM (Impact Development Partnership Manager) on the SS HLS Project (Smart Specification Higher Level Skills).
I have worked for the CoaST project (Cornwall Sustainable Tourism Project) and the EUROPARC Federation as the Senior Sustainable Tourism Consultant and Verifier. The EUROPARC Federation is an umbrella organisation for the National Parks and Protected Areas in Europe. Having worked on smaller local and large scale European projects, I have gained experience in the areas of working with SME's, tourism organisations, research, engagement, communication and auditing.e areas of working with SME's, tourism organisations, research, engagement, communication and auditing.
I am a member of the following:
EUROPARC Federation; Senior Associate Verifier and Consultant
CoaST Project; Senior Consultant
Permanently Brilliant; Director