Our Board of Directors advises the Rainforest Alliance’s work to create a better future for people and nature.
Jiten Tank is an associate in the Tax practice of Paul Hastings LLP, an international law firm, and is based in the firm’s London office. In addition to advising on legal matters concerning tax and corporate matters, Jiten also contributes a significant time helping charities, NGOs and not-for-profits on a pro bono basis. Having read Law at the University of Westminster and graduating with LLB Honours (2001), Jiten completed his Legal Practice Course at the College of Law (2002) and is admitted to practice as a solicitor in England and Wales. Jiten currently resides in Surrey with his wife and child.
Alik Hinckson oversees all operational support of the Rainforest Alliance including Finance, Human Resources, and Global Administration. With 15 years of senior financial management, he provides strategic planning, operational oversight, and serves as the chief financial officer.
Prior to joining the Rainforest Alliance, Hinckson was chief financial officer and executive vice president of Pact, an international NGO focused on providing access to healthcare, financial services, and natural resource management to vulnerable communities in more than 30 countries. Additionally, he has worked for Prep for Prep and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) as director of International Finance. While at IRC, Hinckson was responsible for leading a team of finance professionals in 32 countries in managing accounting, budgeting, and financial reporting in compliance with all host countries. He started his career at Deloitte in its Cosourcing Practice, providing international clients with financial analysis and internal audit services.
Grace Yu was a litigator on civil rights issues when she first came to work for the Rainforest Alliance in 1996, where she served both as legal counsel and major gifts officer. As legal counsel, she secured outside pro bono services from the law offices of Davis Polk and Wardwell, and with their assistance first established the legal framework with the Rainforest Alliance’s partners. She currently sits on the board of Ashden, which supports annual awards for innovative sustainable energy solutions, and The African Rainforest Trust, which is dedicated to conserving Tanzania’s Eastern Arc rainforest through local forest management and grassroots community conservation. She lives in London with her husband and two children.