The Mission Innovation (MI) Secretariat provides a stable, long-term resource to drive forward MI activities through the use of collaborative, transparent and creative approaches. All Secretariat functions and tasks are delivered in close consultation with the MI Steering Committee.

Secretariat activities include

Central governance and member engagement

Managing MI’s governance processes, overseeing and delivering MI’s day-to-day operations, while maintaining active communication with all members to maximize their participation.

Effective strategy, coordination and, where relevant, delivery of MI programmes

Developing and implementing overarching strategy, guided by MISC and Senior Representatives, coordinating across all MI programmes (i.e. all Missions and Platform Modules) and supporting the development of new activities led by members e.g. new Missions. The team also delivers specific MI activities that are core to MI 2.0 and benefit all members.


Maximising impact through collaborations, communications and events

Profiling MI activities and member successes online, through traditional media, and at events. In addition, the team provides strategy, member engagement, and communications support to the host country for the annual Ministerial, and manages relationships with existing and new collaborating organisations.

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Secretariat Team members

United Kingdom

Eleanor Webster

Head of MI Secretariat
European Commission

Sharon Kearney

Operations Manager
United Kingdom

Helen Fairclough

Operations Manager

Jean-Pierre Rodrigue

Governance Manager
United States

Dylan Adler

Operations Officer

Carmen Heilmaier

Head of Communications
United States

Kirstin Janocha

Communications Manager
United Kingdom

Rebecca Vignols-Clewlow

Breakthrough Agenda and CEM Lead
United Kingdom

Tom Rollason

Private Sector Manager
European Commission

Ingrida Murauskaite-Bull

Insights Module Manager

Yaxuan Jiao

Insights Officer

Manoj Kumar S

Collaborate Module Manager

Stephanie Klak

Mission Strategic Lead

Irmgard Herold

Mission Lead

Effie Klippan

Mission Lead
United Kingdom

Belle Younsi

TAG Officer

Kotaro Nakamura

TAG Officer

Patrick McCauley

Insights Officer
United Kingdom

Andrew Pease

Insights and Missions Lead
International Energy Agency

Jean-Baptiste Le Marois

Insights Officer
International Renewable Energy Agency

Ann-Kathrin Lipponer

Insights Officer