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The ACE secretariat is based in Brussels, Belgium. Its role is:

  • To manage the operations of the organisation,
  • To run common projects,
  • To support and serve its members,
  • To align its members on common positions, sector goals and commitments,
  • To represent its members towards other stakeholders and the media,
  • To build, maintain, and provide expert knowledge on the environmental credentials of beverage cartons.

The secretariat has a staff of five:

  • Carpentier Annick

    Annick Carpentier, Director General

    +32 (0)2 504 0713
    Curriculum Vitae

    Annick has extensive policy and strategy experience in the area of EU sustainability and environmental policy. Before taking up her duties as ACE Director General, she worked at Eurometaux, the European Federation of the Non-Ferrous Metals Industry, as Sustainability Director. Prior to that, she was Secretary General of the International Confederation of Inspection and Certification Organisations (CEOC) and Deputy Managing Director at CEPI (the Confederation of European Paper Industries).

    Annick, a Belgian national, holds academic degrees in translation (German-English), in political sciences and a special degree in environmental management. 

  • Drča Maja

    Maja Drča, Advocacy & Communication Manager

    +32 (0)2 504 0716
  • Siebel Sarah Melina

    Sarah Melina Siebel, Regulatory Affairs Manager

    +32 (0)2 504 0717
    Curriculum Vitae

    Sarah Melina is the Regulatory Affairs Manager at ACE.  In this role, she supports the ACE representative and advocacy activities at EU level on key environmental policy issues affecting the beverage carton industry. Further, she is involved in the association’s activities on environmental and food safety Working Groups.

    Sarah Melina, a German national, has a background in European Studies and has been working in the EU environment since 2007. Before joining ACE in February 2016, Sarah Melina held the role of Senior Manager Sustainability at another Brussels´ based packaging organization. It was there that she developed expertise regarding the environmental and public health aspects of packaging materials in the context of EU legislation.

  • Spyropoulos Chrysi

    Chrysi Spyropoulos, Office Manager

    +32 (0)2 504 0710
    Curriculum Vitae

    Chrysi is responsible for the overall management of the office. In this role she provides administrative support to all staff and supports the Director General to ensure all organisational and governance aspects of ACE operate efficiently. Her responsibilities include financial coordination, office management, events organisation, and assistance in the preparation of reports and materials.

    Before joining ACE in November 2013, Chrysi has acquired experience and expertise in several positions in European and international Brussels-based organisations in a variety of sectors (public transport, public health, regulatory affairs, chemicals and food ingredient sectors). This has given her opportunities to strengthen her organisational and operational skills and work in multi-cultural environments. Chrysi is a Greek-Belgian national and holds a Degree in Administrative and Linguistic Studies and a Certificate in Business Studies.

  • Quarato Lucrezia Maria

    Lucrezia Maria Quarato, Junior Policy & Communication Manager

    +32 (0)2 504 0712
    Curriculum Vitae

    Lucrezia is the Policy & Communication Assistant at ACE. In this role, she supports the work of the Advocacy & Communication and Regulatory Affairs Managers.

    Before joining ACE in May 2016, she worked for a non-profit organization and a consultancy in the field of European projects. This has allowed her to acquire competence and skills in the management of EU R&I project dissemination and communication material. Lucrezia is an Italian national and holds a MA in European Studies, as well as a Certificate in European project planning and management.