The Team

ANNE-MARIE LEGAULT – Interim Executive Director


Anne-Marie is the interim Executive Director of the World Federation of Science Journalists. She comes with 15 plus years of project management experience, both internationally and in Canada.

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).

THANH HUONG BUI – Financial & Administrative Assistant


Thanh Huong Bui is the financial and administrative assistant at WFSJ Office. She holds a Bachelors degree in Finance from Vietnam and a Master degree in Finance from the UK. Before joining the WFSJ, Thanh worked as a researcher and financial specialist in Vietnam. The WFSJ offers her an international work environment, which she really enjoys.

ERIC LAUWERS – Project Manager & Business Development


Eric Lauwers is a project manager at the WFSJ office. He focuses, among others, on the business development and communication aspects 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.