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. Please find below the current Board Directors

Brendan Gormley
Chair of the Board
Independent Director

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.

Caroline Harper
Vice Chair of the Board
Chief Executive Officer
Sightsavers International

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.

Markus Hesse
Treasurer of the Board
Vice President Finance and Strategy
CBM International

Since 2006 Markus has been working with CBM and became Vice-President Finance & Corporate Development in June 2009. Before that Markus had worked with different industries as Senior Consultant for strategy development and implementation for Kepner Tregoe, LLC from 2001 – 2005, where he had managed change projects, coached strategy implementations, and developed and established project management standards for global companies.

Janet Dalziell
Director of Global Development
Greenpeace International

Janet is Greenpeace International’s Director of Global Development, responsible for the organisation’s strategy to develop the organisation’s global presence, and for overseeing the formal relationships between the different entities that make up Greenpeace globally. Her previous positions within Greenpeace International include Head of HR, the Executive Directors’ Office, the Climate campaign, and the Antarctic campaign.

Bettie van Straaten
Chief Financial Officer/Director: Operations

Since 2011 Bettie is Chief Financial Officer 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. Bettie has held a range of executive and senior level positions over the last 15 years and more.

Clare Doube
Director of Strategy and Evaluation
Amnesty International

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.

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 organisation.

Miklos Marschall
Deputy Managing Director
Transparency International

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.

Emmanuel Isch
Partnership Leader for PAIR Group
World Vision International

Emmanuel leads WVI’s Partnership Accountability & Integrated Review Group. He was previously the leader of the post-earthquake response in Haiti and at World Vision Canada he served as Vice-President for International and Canadian Programs and as Director of humanitarian and emergency affairs.

Ben Anstey
Charter Company Secretary
Assistant Legal Counsel
Amnesty International