Benita Lipps - Executive Director, DaVinci Institute
As Executive Director of the DaVinci Institute, Benita Lipps is responsible for strategic development, partnerships and member engagement. She specialises in leadership strategy, project curation, EU grant-writing, and transnational engagement. With a background in non-profit management, Benita has been working with innovators from science, society and culture for over 15 years, focusing on building bridges between sectors, cultures and countries. Her Institute provides the secretariat for European Society of Association Executives (AssociationExecutives.EU), and has been instrumental in the relaunch of the society, the redesign of its value proposition and the strengthening of its services. Benita herself is a board member of AssociationExecutives.EU. As chair of the event committee, she is developing peer learning, education and social engagement at the association.