Our Team

View profile

John Rossant

Founder and Chairman, NewCities
read more

In 2010, John Rossant founded the NewCities Foundation. He believes it is imperative that different stakeholders work together to improve the quality of life and work in 21st century global cities.

View profile

Sébastien Turbot

Executive Director, NewCities
read more

Sébastien Turbot is the Executive Director for the NewCities Foundation. An enthusiastic storyteller, Sébastien leverages content design to transform complex into simple, mundane into exciting and boring into engaging.

View profile

Olivia Onderdonk

Deputy Executive Director & Director of Research and Events, NewCities
read more

Olivia is Director of Research and Events for NewCities. In this role she has dual-responsibilities; directing the research ventures, including fellowships and pilot projects of the Foundation, as well as the design and management of the thought-leadership events and workshops that discuss and disseminate best practices in urban development.

View profile

Stéphanie Grandperret

Director of Finance and Administration, NewCities
read more

Stéphanie Grandperret joined NewCities in 2012 and acts as Director of Finance and Administration. In this role, she directs the finance and administrative activities of every NewCities entities. She also works on memberships and partnerships; and contributes to the organisation of our annual NewCities Summit.

View profile

Adam Cutts

Manager, Research and Urban Innovation Programs, NewCities
read more

Adam joined NewCities in 2015 as research coordinator, working to help initiate and support the Foundation’s research and pilot projects at all scales.

View profile

Michael Woodbridge

Manager, Research Programs
read more

Michael joined NewCities in early-2018 in the role of Manager, Research Programs. Michael places an emphasis on successful knowledge transfer: advancing NewCities' mission by identifying the mediums which best enable the sharing of vital information across stakeholders. 

View profile

Esther Perrin

Project Coordinator, NewCities
read more

Esther joined NewCities in early 2017. Esther joined NewCities in early 2017. As the Project Coordinator, she manages the foundation’s various programs with a particular focus on fundraising and event curation.

View profile

Andreia Furtado

Communications Manager, NewCities
read more

Born in the Azores of Portugal and raised in Montréal, Andreia joined NewCities in 2017 as Communications Coordinator. In this role, she puts her creative mind to work to raise NewCities profile through the media.

View profile

Rachel Dare

Graphic and Web Designer, NewCities
read more

Rachel joined NewCities in September 2013, following the completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design Communication at Chelsea College of Art, the University of the Arts, London.

View profile

Timothy Gribaudi

Director, LA CoMotion Initiative, NewCities
read more

Timothy grew up in Paris, and after obtaining his BA in History and Politics at the University of York in England, he spent two years working in Spain and London. He then studied for a research degree at the University of Oxford.