Vera Bürgi studied history of art at the Universities of Lausanne and Zurich. She has many years of communication experience in the fields of culture and environmental protection, among others.
She began working for OceanCare in 2003. Initially, Vera Bürgi was responsible for public relations and campaign work, as well as part of the fundraising programme. From 2013 to 2019, she was the organisation’s Managing Director and shared management responsibility from 2019 with Sigrid Lüber until 2022, when Fabienne McLellan took the helm of the organisation.
Today, Vera Bürgi is contributing her many years of expertise in marine conservation and her strong linguistic skills to OceanCare’s organisational communication.
Parallel to her work for the ocean, Vera Bürgi works as a trainer and coach with the science-based Zurich Resource Model (ZRM) for self-management, developed at the University of Zurich. She is co-author of a ZRM non-fiction book.