The Team

CHRISTOPHE BOURILLON – Executive Director

Email: cbourillon@wfsj.org

Christophe has 25 years of experience in senior management and communication at the national and international levels. He founded and led various industry associations, such as the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and drove other organizations through major transformations such as the Uranium Institute, the European Biofuels Association, and the European robotics association. He held senior management positions in larger organizations, such as Pechiney/Alcan (now Constellium) and logen. He was the publisher of the magazine ‘Wind Directions’.

As an active contributor to the UN negotiations on climate change, as well as a communicator for science-based organizations, Christophe is aware of the challenges in translating scientific reports into information that could be understood and used by non-scientific audiences. Therefore, it is important to continuously develop outreach activities towards policy makers, decision makers and build coalitions wherever possible.

Christophe holds a degree in Information and Communications from the Paris Sorbonne University and has completed Executive Education courses at the Rouen and Southampton business schools.


ANNE-MARIE LEGAULT – Project Manager

Email: amlegault@wfsj.org

Anne-Marie is a project manager at the World Federation of Science Journalists. She comes with 15 plus years of project management experience, both internationally and in Canada. From November 2017 until September 2018 she was the Federation’s interim Executive Director.

She started working at the WFSJ office as a project manager for the sub-Saharan infectious diseases project in 2016-2017 as well as the engagement segment of the EU Nuclear Safety Project. Anne-Marie developed, among others, our Health Toolbox, and the toolkits on Dementia and Nuclear Safety.

Before joining the WFSJ, she held various positions at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC/CRDI) in Ottawa and at Équiterre in Montréal. Anne-Marie is committed to capacity building for transmitting scientific knowledge to a wide audience. She holds a BSc. in geography from the Université de Montréal (UdeM) and a MSc in environmental studies from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).


ERIC LAUWERS – Project Manager & Communication

Email: elauwers@wfsj.org

Eric Lauwers is a project manager at the WFSJ office. He focuses, among others, on the business development and communication of the Federation and contributes to the ongoing projects. Eric has worked on several of our online resources for journalists and the World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ) in Seoul, South Korea (2015) and San Francisco, USA (2017). Presently, he is preparing and fundraising for the 11th World Conference (WCSJ2019) that will be held in Lausanne, Switzerland (1-5 July 2019). Eric has a background in managing not-for-profit organizations in the social economy and cultural sector. He has also worked as a project manager and as a photojournalist for international aid organizations.


JEAN-MARC FLEURY – Senior Advisor

Mr. Jean-Marc Fleury was the Executive Director of the World Federation of Science Journalists. He also holds the Bell Globemedia Chair in Science Journalism at Laval University, Québec City. He was previously Director of Communications at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa (Canada). He worked as a science journalist at Le Soleil newspaper in Québec City and the monthly magazine Québec Science. He has won several prizes for his articles. His degree is in Physics Engineering.