Governance | TEREZA


TEREZA is represented by Chief Executive, supported by the Supervisory Board and the Board of Directors. We are proud to rely on experts in the fields of education, sustainability and nature protection among others.


Chief Executive

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Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Bedřich‘s background: Since the beginning of the seventies, I have been dealing with the environment both professionally - today as a professor of the Charles University - and working for its improvement: as the Minister of the Environment after November 1989, currently as a teacher or as a member of the Government Council for Sustainable Development. I also held important international offices within the European Union and the United Nations (Chairman of the Scientific Council of the European Environmental Agency, Chairman of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development).

Why TEREZA? I have been cooperating with TEREZA for more than 20 years and I continue to appreciate the work of all its employees, not only for their enthusiasm, perseverance and the beneficial effect of their activities, but also for the extraordinary care and quality, including the professional quality of their work.


Member of the Supervisory Board

Milan‘s background: As a biology teacher, I have always actively contributed to an environmental protection. Whether as a long-time director of the Secondary School for the Protection and Rehabilitation of the Environment - Schola Humanitas in Litvínov, as a Chairman of the Environment Committee of the Parliament of the Czech Republic or now in the position of deputy mayor for the environment in my native town of Litvínov. I like to hand my ornithological experience down to children especially from kindergartens in our town. I take care of a small farm and the education of my three children aged 5 to 13 years.

Why TEREZA? Cooperating with TEREZA is inspiring, especially for its efforts to positively influence the youngest generation in the care of the environment. The results of its work are admirable and strengthen me not only in the belief that the non-governmental and non-profit sector has an irreplaceable role in shaping our children's relationship to their surroundings, nature and active lifestyles.


Member of the Supervisory Board




Chairman of the Board of Directors

Filips‘s background: Over the past few years, I've been taking care of my own business and our wine shops named Na břehu Rhôny. For already 25 years, I have been a member of the GEMINI Association, where I now act as an Admiral - Statutory Representative. Ten years ago, GEMINI co-founded and managed the Center for Democratic Studies. Here I am still a member of the Board of Directors. I was also at the birth of the Center for Civil Education, today at the Faculty of Humanities of the Charles University. That is why my business activities have an important purpose for the future - to help sponsor our two nonprofit organizations, in which we realize the mission that we truly believe in. To defend stagnation in my spiritual development, I lecture at the Faculty of Arts of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice at the Department of Aesthetics and Art History.

Why TEREZA? In TEREZA, I had the pleasure of working as an assistant to the then Director Jana, then for two educational programs and mainly as a lecturer and trainer when introducing an educational reform in the Czech Republic. TEREZA still attracts me for the fact that its activity has a deep and long-term meaning and not to be at least somehow a part of its fulfillment would be extremely inhumane.


Member of the Board of Directors

Květa‘s background: At present, I am the director of the elementary school in Jílové u Prahy. This position takes up most of my time. My enjoyment at work is a stay in the school garden, which is part of the large campus of the school. The specificity of our school is that we have a zoo-corner with small animals inside the school - from walking leaves to agamas. In the garden, we have a mini-farm with rabbits, goats and sheep. Among other things, we have won Eco-Schools Award for the third time.

When I have some spare time, I teach ethics, I dedicate myself to my family and grandchildren. I have been a town representative for many years, and a member of the Board of Ethics of the Czech Republic.

Why TEREZA? For me, TEREZA is mainly associated with the Eco-Schools and the Forest at School programs. I like the enthusiasm, the erudition and the energy of the people working in TEREZA. My presence at the Board of Directors is just a small fragment that complements the crystal mirror that does not reflect the image of today's world, but it rather changes it. I'm so grateful for the fragment.


Member of the Board of Directors

Jan‘s background: Next year, I will end a quarter century in Czech electronic media. I co-founded TV Studio 6, hosted TV Prima's motor and competition TV shows, TV Academy at CT 2 and for the last two years, I have returned to hosting at Czech Radio Two. What I love about my job is the fact that I can help spread optimism, good news and good mood, and that there are still places where someone supports such an approach. For many years, I have also been involved in projects of the Terra Klub charitable trust, such as the Eurorébus competition or the DreamCatcher project.

Why TEREZA? TEREZA does something that sounds to me as a father of three children as very meaningful. If I can help, I'll help with a pleasure.


Member of the Board of Directors

Jan‘s background: After completing my landscape architecture studies I fulfilled civil service in environmental centre Toulcův dvůr, where I later worked as a director of one of its organisations. I was also a chairman of Czech network of environmental education centres Pavučina. Next few years I was building our straw passive house with my own hands. It was a success and the house has been collecting several awards, including the Czech E.ON Energy Globe Award in 2018. I have been working as a deputy-mayor of a community where we live from the same year.

Why TEREZA? For many years I have been watching increasing focus of TEREZA to accomplish its educational goals and evaluate its impact. TEREZA became an inspiration to me and a living example of best practice. Then I worked there for a year myself and discovered its internal face: organisation based on freedom and democracy with amazing people, hardworking from their intrinsic motivation.


Member of the Board of Directors

Jan‘s background: As a little boy, I wanted to be a gardener, and when I grew up, I was taught that socialist-realistic visual art is enriched by the smoke of the factories. I started suspecting then that such an economy does not do any good to nature and who believes in such a thing will not benefit the nature. My participation in founding the 9th organization of the Czech Union of Nature Conservation and then TEREZA thus seemed logical. I am a lawyer and from the beginning of the 1990s, I have also been active in communal politics.

Why TEREZA? Environmental education and its effects, it is a long-truck run, from the youth, so that when they grow up and perhaps make decisions, they do so with an insight. For a long time now, TEREZA has done it professionally, diversely and in large scale, focusing on the future; and that is why I like to support it.