Chillon Castle Foundation
Chillon Castle Foundation is a private entity that was founded in 2002 to assure the running and conservation, hence also the restoration work, of this historical monument that is the property of the Canton of Vaud.
The Foundation Council is directed by the Foundation Bureau, and works closely with the castle’s management team, as well as with the Technical Commission.
The Foundation Council may be composed of seven to thirteen members and is headed by the Foundation Bureau, itself composed of three to five members, including the President and Treasurer.The actual members
Claude RueyPresident, former National Councillor and former member of the State Council, Nyon
Anne-Catherine LyonVice-president, Former member of the State Council, Belmont-sur-Lausanne
Laurent WehrliTreasurer, Mayor of Montreux Town Council and National Councillor, Glion
Danielle ChaperonProfessor of literature, specializing in dramaturgy and theater history, Lausanne
Christine ChevalleyMayor and Member of Parliament, Veytaux
Patricia Dominique LachatPrefect of Aigle district, Villeneuve
Sandra Laydu MolinariNotary, Montreux
Didier MüllerRegional Directorate for SME clients, BCV, Vevey
François CardinauxPresident of the Circle of Chillon Friends, Vevey
Nicole MinderFormer Head of the Department of Cultural Affairs of the Canton of Vaud, Lausanne
Corinne IngoldMayor of Villeneuve Town Council
Marie GétazArchitecte EPFL ESAA SIA, Vevey
Vincent GrandjeanState Chancellor
The Director is responsible for the general management of Chillon Castle Foundation.
With her four assistant managers, she ensure the running and conservation of the site and is also responsible for developing, proposing and implementing strategy.
Sophie Menghini, Operations Director
Aline Méan, Marketing, Communications and Sales Director
Marta Sofia dos Santos, Director
Maud Jenni Hédiguer, Heritage Conservation and Cultural Programming Director
Eva Pulfer, Finance, HR and Administration Director
The Technical Commission
Composed of five members, the Technical Committee is headed by a representative of the Canton of Vaud Buildings Department. It is in charge of the conservation of the monument. The Director and the architect appointed by the Foundation are present at its meetings.The actual members:
Bernard VerdonAssistant to the Cantonal Architect, SIPAL
Technical Commission President
Maurice LovisaCantonal Monuments and Sites heritage manager, DINF
Danielle ChaperonProfessor of literature, specializing in dramaturgy and theater history
Nicolas DelachauxArchitect, Boujol & Delachaux S.A.
Bernard ZumthorFederal expert
Antoine GrafArchitect, Graf & Rouault Architectes
Architect appointed by the Foundation
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