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.
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.
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.
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.
Adam joined NewCities in 2015 as research coordinator, working to help initiate and support the Foundation’s research and pilot projects at all scales.
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.
Born in the Azores islands of Portugal and raised in Montréal, Andreia is Communications Manager at NewCities. In this role, she puts her creative mind to work to raise NewCities profile through the media.
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.
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.
Chloé is the Executive and Project Assistant at NewCities. Prior to joining the NewCities’ team, Chloé interned at UN Environment in Washington, D.C. in communications. There, she explored the innovative power of cities to build environmental resilience while providing a safe and inclusive home for citizens.
Hannah joined NewCities as Events Assistant. Prior to joining the NewCities team, she worked in research, events, and communications at Women in Cities International, a nonprofit that advances women’s safety in urban environments. Hannah has a BA from McGill University in history, film studies, and gender studies.
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.
Shannon joined in 2018 as the Design and Communications Assistant. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Design at Concordia University, in Montreal.
Ziyi joined NewCities in 2018 as Communications Assistant. Born in China, she is currently an architecture student at McGill University and pursuing for a minor in Environmental Studies. She developed a focus on sustainable design and its wider impact on society.