Danielle Hirsch worked for three years in Mexico, Paraguay and Kenya during and after her studies in Economics. In 1995 she started working as an international consultant, working for governments and international agencies in Central and South Asia, Latin America and Eastern Africa. At the same time, she became a volunteer at Both ENDS in 1995, where in 2003 she became policy advisor on water management. She was elected director of the organisation in 2008. Over the years she has been working in many of Both ENDS’ projects, mainly in the field of international financial flows, water and climate. Although she’s often still involved with projects, she now focuses primarily on policy influencing, both of the public as well of the private (financial) sector. Under her mandate, the organization has doubled in staff and more than tripled its budget. Danielle is a fellow of the Donella Meadows Leadership Fellows Program since 2008. She is also a member of the board of the Netherlands Water Partnership and is member of the Sustainability Advisory Board of MeesPierson.