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THE CHARITY'S DETAILS:

  

ECO HVAR, UDRUGA ZA DOBROBIT LJUDI, ŽIVOTINJA I OKOLIŠA OTOKA HVARA

(A not-for-profit organization for the wellbeing of people, animals and the environment on the Island of Hvar)

Registered address: Pitve 93, 21465 Jelsa, Hrvatska / Croatia

OIB (tax identity number): 14009858487

General registration number (matični broj): 04089316

Number on the Register of not-for-profit organizations (RNO): 0254098

BANK DETAILS

Privredna Banka Zagreb d.d.
Poslovnica 220 Pjaca, Pjaca 1
21465 Jelsa, Croatia
IBAN: HR37 2340 0091 1106 0678 6 (Account number)
SWIFT CODE: PBZGHR2X
Account name: ECO HVAR
Address of account holder: Pitve 93, 21465 Jelsa, Croatia

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ECO HVAR FOUNDER MEMBERS:

NADA KOZULIĆ is a lawyer by profession. From being a prize-winning student at the Zagreb Law Faculty, she had an exceptionally distinguished career. After working as a corporate lawyer, she was appointed Judge at the early age of 31 to the Primary Court for Labour-related litigation in Varaždin,where she worked for ten years. She was President of the Court up to the time it was dissolved in 1990. She went on to distinguished posts in the fields of financial and banking law. Among her many significant achievements she was involved in setting up Varaždin's capital market and projects for establishing the capital market in Croatia as a whole, from legislation to founding investment funds. She was a member of the directorate of the central Croatian Chamber of Commerce, which was the first Croatian institution to achieve EU standards well in advance of Croatia's accession. A native of Zagreb, Nada has lived mainly in Varaždin, but has been coming to Hvar Island since her childhood. Now in retirement, she is increasingly spending time in her home in Jelsa. She enjoys devoting time to gardening and looking after cats and dogs according to need. As a founder-member of Eco Hvar, Nada was designated the Charity's honorary legal and financial adviser.

MIRANDA MILIČIĆ BRADBURY has two small children, and so has a keen interest in health and the environment. She studied law, and now works in tourism. She is a skilled photographer, and also very adept at handicrafts. She is particularly good at constructing magically imaginative carnival costumes for the children out of the simplest materials. A native of Jelsa, Miranda cares deeply for the wellbeing of Hvar Island. She took on the role of Secretary for Eco Hvar.

VIVIAN GRISOGONO (MA Oxon) worked as a Chartered Physiotherapist in the United Kingdom for over 27 years, specializing in trauma and sports injuries, but also treating patients with chronic conditions, including stroke and heart attack victims, rheumatoid arthritis sufferers and anorexics. Her personal website is www.viviangrisogono.com. As a health worker she is concerned about the environment, because poor environmental management can have - and is having - disastrous effects on our wellbeing. Being a lifelong animal lover, she has always been actively engaged in animal welfare. Having first visited Hvar in about 1968, she moved to the island permanently in 2004. She is President of Eco Hvar.

NEW COMMITTEE MEMBER 2017.

Because Miranda Miličić Bradbury moved to Varaždin, she resigned her position on the Committee. At the Annual General Meeting held on 17th June 2017, Debora Bunčuga was elected to the Committee, and took on the position of Secretary.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS, REPRESENTATIVES OF ECO HVAR IN 2017:

DEBORA BUNČUGA, Secretary

NADA KOZULIĆ, Vice-President, Legal and Financial Adviser

VIVIAN GRISOGONO, President

 

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