Rachel Hewitt (Treasurer), Chief Financial Officer at ClientEarth
Rachel has worked in the INGO sector for 10+ years, in Finance Director/Chief Operating Officer roles with International Rescue Committee UK and CARE International UK. Prior to this she worked for the British Council in a range of programme and finance roles in the UK and India. She brings significant experience of NGO financial management as well as a passion for fighting inequality and injustice.
Claire Falconer, Head of Global Initiatives and Movement Building at the Freedom Fund and FLEX co-founder
As Head of Global Initiatives and Movement Building, Claire is responsible for overseeing The Freedom Fund's legal, supply chains, and movement building programs. Prior to joining the Freedom Fund, Claire was the Legal Director and co-founder of FLEX. Claire has also worked as an expert consultant on projects for international organisations - including the ILO, UNODC, and OSCE - and provided training and capacity building assistance to criminal justice practitioners as part of AusAID's Asia Regional Trafficking in Persons Project. A lawyer and former prosecutor, Claire holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (Honours) from the University of Adelaide, and a Masters in Human Rights Law from the London School of Economics.
Vash Arora, Chartered MCIPD, HR Manager at Dechert LLP
Vash Arora is HR manager at Dechert LLP. She is a Chartered Member of CIPD and her experience as a senior HR manager spans legal and not for profit sectors having previously worked for Bolt Burdon Kemp, Leigh Day, Merlin, ThreeCs and WarChild. She has significant experience in talent attraction, performance management, diversity and inclusion, employee experience, wellbeing, engagement, learning and development, and pay and benefits. Vash has a MBA with a specialisation in HR and began her career in India, where she worked as Senior HR Manager with Edelweiss, a full services investment bank, before moving to the UK in 2007.
Adam Weiss (Chair), European Director of Programmes at ClientEarth
Adam is a lawyer who previously worked for NGOs defending victims of human rights violations in Europe, particularly migrants and ethnic minorities. Before joining ClientEarth, he had a wide-ranging practice at the European Roma Rights Centre, including litigation spanning eighteen countries, with cases before national courts, the European Court of Human Rights, UN treaty bodies, and the European Committee of Social Rights. Adam is a member of the board of several NGOs, has published numerous academic articles and blogs, and has trained lawyers, judges, and NGOs. He holds an LLM from King’s College (University of London), a JD from Columbia Law School, a diplôme d’études approfondies from the University of Paris-IV (La Sorbonne), and an undergraduate degree from Harvard University. He speaks English, French, Spanish, and Hungarian.
Ian Robinson, Partner at Vialto
Ian has worked in immigration since 2002, initially with the Home Office and now as a Partner with Vialto, a global law firm. Over the last ten years Ian has advised employers of all sizes on navigating immigration systems, briefed Parliamentarians, spoken in the media and advised governments on how to develop immigration policies and practices.
Peter Andrews, Director of Consumer Rights, Innovation & Impact at Consumers International
Peter is Director of Consumer Rights, Innovation & Impact at Consumers International. Prior to joining Consumers International, he was the Head of Sustainability Policy at the British Retail Consortium (BRC), the trade association for retailers, and is responsible for the development and delivery of the retail industry's sustainable and ethical trade policies, including the Better Retail Better World campaign. He has also worked on environmental issues for the representative body of the food industry, FDF, and co-chaired the Home Office Modern Slavery Strategy and Implementation Group on Transparency in Supply Chains.
Dora-Olivia Vicol, Co-founder and Director at Work Rights Centre
Dora-Olivia Vicol is co-founder and Director of the Work Rights Centre. A trained anthropologist, she became interested in employment justice during her doctoral study, where she conducted an ethnography of Romanian migrants' trajectories into precarious jobs in London. At the Work Rights Centre she takes the lead in policy development and research. Outside of that, she continues to straddle the line between charitable work and academic research on migration, work, and migrants' encounters with the state.
Shereen Hussein, Professor of Health and Social Care Policy at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Shereen is a medical demographer and statistician by training and an expert in the organisation and delivery of social care and their interactions with health policy. She is an established multi-disciplinary academic with extensive social care research experience working directly with policymakers in the UK and internationally. Shereen has advised the UK Government and parliamentary committees on issues related to adult social care and is currently a specialist adviser to the House of Commons Committee on Health and Social Care. Internationally, she has acted as a senior expert for the World Bank; UN-ESCWA; UN; WHO and UNICEF.