Board of Directors
The Charter was registered as the International NGO Charter of Accountability Ltd in the United Kingdom in February 2008. The Management Committee was succeeded by a Board that took on the responsibilities of overseeing the direction of the Charter Company. The Board consists of representatives from the Member Organisations as well as Independent Board Directors. The Board guides the development of the Charter; makes all decisions regarding membership and oversees the work of the Charter Secretariat. Please find below the current Board of Directors.
Chair of the Board
Brendan works as a self employed international development consultant. From 2000 to 2012 he was CEO of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) after serving as Asia and Latin America Director as well as Africa Director for Oxfam UK. Brendan previously served as an Independent Review Panel member for the Charter.
Vice Chair of the Board
Chief Executive Officer
Caroline joined Sightsavers in 2005. As the organisation’s CEO she transformed Sightsavers from a UK centric medical charity to an international development organisation which is now approaching its mission in a more professional and developmental way. Sightsavers now attracts support from governments and individuals, and has a much higher profile with UN bodies, DFID and other development NGOs.
Bettie van Straaten
Treasurer of the Board
Bettie is Director of Operations at CIVICUS and responsible for oversight of and instituting good practice in the organisation’s finances and operations, as well as the organisation’s compliance with legal and statutory requirements. Based in Johannesburg, Bettie has held a range of executive and senior level positions over the last 15 years and more – including CFO of Transnet or CEO of MERSETA.
Global Human Resource Director
As Global HR Director, Janet is leading Greenpeace’s global People Strategy. Janet has spearheaded the international Greenpeace campaign to stop climate change, represented Greenpeace at intergovernmental negotiations, and led three expeditions to Antarctica. Other previous positions within Greenpeace International include Director of Global Development, Head of HR and Head of the Executive Directors’ Office.
Director of Strategy and Evaluation
Clare has worked in human rights for the last 15 years, mostly with international NGOs in Asia, Africa and the Pacific such as CIVICUS and the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative. She has further been Director of Companion House, a university lecturer in human rights and culture, and a consultant working with NGOs, National Human Rights Institutions and government agencies predominantly in design and evaluation.
Partnership Leader, Global Accountability
World Vision International
Elie has been with World Vision for about 15 years as Program Development Advisor and Accountability Specialist, based in Nairobi. He has worked for the private sector and government before joining the NGO sector. He held various leadership and field roles, both within and outside of World Vision. Over the years, he was involved in managing development and humanitarian operations in Africa, Europe and Asia.
Rosa Inés Ospina
Co-Director of Rendir Cuentas and
National Director of Red de ONG por la Transparencia
Previously Rosa has been Vice Chair of Transparency International Colombia and President of Transparencia por Colombia. She has also been involved with consultancies for the World Bank and for civil society organisations. Rendir Cuentas is a group of 25 civil society organisations from 6 different countries in Latin America and the Caribbean that have joined forces to promote transparency and accountability.
Janet Naumi Mawiyoo
CEO of the Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF)
and Chair of VIWANGO
Janet has been in the development sector for the last 30 years, having spent 14 years with Action Aid International in both Kenya and Tanzania. She is a certified Organisation Development consultant and serves in a couple of non-profit Boards including Trust Africa which is a Pan African philanthropic
Deputy Managing Director
Prior to joining Transparency International, Miklos was founding Executive Director of CIVICUS. He has further been Deputy Mayor of Budapest, Hungary, and a Fulbright Visiting Fellow at Yale University. Miklos holds a doctorate in Economics from the Karl Marx University of Economic Sciences in Budapest.
Chief Operating Officer
Perry serves as Restless Development’s Chief Operating Officer. Previously he worked with at-risk youth in Nicaragua, community development in Dominican Republic, Panama and Costa Rica, and with volunteer-led development in Paraguay. Perry joined Restless Development in 2009 as the Country Director in Uganda. He was co-opted by the Charter Board in October 2015 and will be formally suggested for approval at AGM 2016.
Charter Company Secretary
Photo Brendan Gormley by Christian Ihrybauer