MEET THE TEAM

The Berlin-based Secretariat is held accountable by Accountable Now's Board of Trustees. The Articles of Association are the constitutional basis defining Accountable Now’s scope of work and govern the relationship between Accountable Now and the sector. By reviewing Member accountability reports, the Independent Review Panel ensures the credibility and integrity of Accountable Now's work.


Board

Rachel Smith (she/her)

Chair of the Board

Rachel co-founded GlobalGiving UK and leads the organisation to make a genuine and sustained difference in people’s lives. She started GlobalGiving in the UK because of her belief that the development aid sector needs radical change: change that puts people’s dignity and dreams first. She believes that accountability is about building trusted partnerships between people

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Olivier Guth (he/him)

Treasurer

Olivier is Accountable Now’s Treasurer. He has spent almost all of his 40 years career at ADRA, mainly in management and leadership positions, in West Africa as well as at the US headquarters.

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Amy Taylor (she/her)

Vice Chair of the Board

In her current role at CIVICUS Amy provides strategic leadership on civil society resourcing, effectiveness and innovation, and constituency-based accountability. Her passion is promoting a more diverse and resilient civil society sector.

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Mary Brezovich (she/her)

Deputy Head of Federation Communications, SOS Children’s Villages International

Mary is Deputy Head of Federation Communications at SOS Children’s Villages International, the world’s largest NGO focused on supporting children without parental care or at risk of losing it. Among other roles, she is chief editor of the organization’s International Annual Report. She uses storytelling and data to bring complex child rights topics alive for

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Sekoetlane Phamodi (they/them)

Country Director for South Africa, Accountability Lab

Sekoetlane is Country Director for South Africa at the Accountability Lab. They are an activist and development worker with over 10 years’ experience advancing information and communication rights in Africa. Early in their career, Sekoetlane worked with the SOS Coalition in South Africa where they led social campaigns and litigation which turned the tide of political

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Veronica Zambrano (she/her)

Veronica has been working with Plan International for 12 years in different positions related to Program Design, Communication and Resource Mobilizations. She was the Country Director in Honduras and she recently became the Director of the Subregion of South America. She has vast experience working with and for marginalised communities and for the eradication of

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Kenneth White (he/him)

Director of Management and Information for TECHO International

Kenneth is the Director of Management and Information for TECHO International. He began working for Techo 7 years ago as a volunteer, while he was still studying to become an Engineer in Biomedics. Shortly after that, he became National Director of Purchases and Logistics for Techo Argentina. In this position, he was responsible for optimising

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Megan Colnar (she/her)

Independent Trustee

As the owner and principal of Revolution Impact—an agency that guides social change leaders, organizations, funders, and investors to maximize their social impact—Megan is a recognized expert and thought leader in strategy, impact measurement and management, learning, and organizational resilience for complex, dynamic social change efforts. Her passion is helping organizations and other social change actors

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Dumi Gatsha (they/them)

Founder, Success Capital

Dumi (they, them, their) is proudly Pan African and unequivocally non-binary queer feminist working on eliminating the barriers between grassroots experiences and global policy making. This includes advocacy linking human rights and sustainable development in decolonising knowledge production whilst safeguarding and strengthening youth agency (voice, visibility) through up-skilling and supporting variant forms of civic action

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Jo Thomson (she/her)

Independent Trustee

Jo Thomson has worked in international development for over 25 years with a consistent focus on accountability and effectiveness standards and good practice for NGOs.

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Alex Sardar (he/him)

Independent Trustee

Alex is the Executive Director of the SEEP Network, supporting the execution of programmes and initiatives and keeping focus on innovation and transformation of the SEEP Network.

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Secretariat

Rocio Moreno Lopez (she/her)

Executive Director

Rocio joined Accountable Now in January 2018 as Executive Director. Previously she worked on consultancy assignments on citizen participation, capacity building and impact evaluation in countries such as Kenya, Macedonia, Kazakhstan and Mexico for (amongst others) Open Society, MacArthur, Ford and Hewlett Foundations. Prior to that, she was Global Co-ordinator for the Global Movement for Budget Transparency, Accountability and Participation (BTAP), an organisation combining activists and organisations working on public finance and budget accountability, where she led member engagement strategy, coordinated advocacy strategy and built strategic partnerships with national and international organisations.

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Shelbi Gross (they/them)

Communications Intern

Shelbi joined Accountable Now in 2022 as a Communications Intern during the completion of their studies in Peace and Conflict Studies, where they have focused on issues of power structures and imbalances, policy, and public and environmental health and well-being. Prior to their studies in Germany, Shelbi has completed various volunteer opportunities and intercultural exchange programs both in the USA and abroad.

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Elisa Lopez (she/her)

Programme Manager for the Global Standard for CSO Accountability

Elisa Lopez joined Accountable Now as Programme Officer to later become Programme Manager of the Global Standard for CSO Accountability. She has a background in sociology and political science, with a Masters in International Development and NGO Management. Elisa is currently a PhD Candidate in Innovation and Equality in Education, focusing on citizen participation.

Previously, she worked at Freedom House for the Latin America and Caribbean Team, for the Andalusian International Cooperation Agency in El Salvador and on other development projects in Colombia, Mexico and Portugal. She is a dynamic professional, particularly passionate about Latin America.

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Mary Sprague (she/her)

Administrative and Communications Assistant

Mary joined Accountable Now in January 2020 first as an Administrative Assistant, before later moving into Communications. She has an academic and professional background in urban development and design and a strong interest in participatory governance and defending civic space. Mary holds a Dual Masters in Urban Design from Brandenburg Technical University in Germany and Cairo University in Egypt. Before joining Accountable Now, Mary has worked for architecture and urban planning studios in Montreal, Tokyo, and Cairo on research, citizen engagement and participation, and design.

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Bao Han Tran Le (she/her)

Membership and Reporting Coordinator


Bao Han Tran Le joined Accountable Now in September 2019 as Programme Officer of the Global Standard for CSO Accountability. Bao Han has a background in International Relations, with a Bachelor’s Degree from the London School of Economics and a Master’s in International Relations from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London.
Prior to joining Accountable Now, Bao Han worked for Youth United Foundation in London where she coordinated a network of 11 most prominent British youth charities. She also has experience interning with the AMAR Charitable Foundation and Macmillan Cancer Support UK. She is passionate about the civil society space and equal opportunities.

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Independent review panel

Snježana Bokulić (she/her)

IRP Chair, Human Rights and Organizational Strategy Consultant

Snježana Bokulić is a human rights lawyer with more than 20 years of experience in the international human rights, development and security sectors. She has extensive experience in organizational strengthening, strategy development and change management. She served as the Director of Performance Division at the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and, previously, as the Head

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Mayumi Fuchi (she/her)

Mayumi is a NGO practitioner and applied researcher with experiences in humanitarian response and development sector across Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America.  Her work has taken her to lead emergency response of major natural disasters, manage compliance of global operations for institutional donors, and spearhead the organisational efforts to enhance effectiveness and accountability.

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Angela Crack (she/her)

Associate Professor

Angela Crack is a Reader (Associate Professor) in Civil Society at the University of Portsmouth, UK. Her research interests include NGO accountability, NGO self-regulation and the role of translation in development work. She has recently conducted a major research project with INTRAC and the University of Reading, which investigated how development NGOs can improve their

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Elodie Le Grand (she/her)

Founder, Consentia

Elodie Le Grand has been working for the protection of human rights for various organisations in more than 20 countries in Africa, Middle East and in the Americas. She founded her consulting firm, Consentia, in corporate social responsibility and human rights, with a specialty on children’s rights. Conflict of Interest

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Charlie Martial Ngounou (he/him)

Public Finance Expert for the Association Internationale des Maires Francophones (AIMF)

Based in Cameroon, Charlie is an activist for democracy, human rights, digital rights, and Open Data in Africa with AfroLeadership, a CSO he founded in 2007. He works as Public Finance Expert for the Association Internationale des Maires Francophones (AIMF). He is a member the OECD/UCLG World Observatory on Sub-National Government Finance and Investment; the

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Simon Lawry-White (he/him)

Founder and director of Vine Management Consulting

Simon Lawry-White is founder and director of Vine Management Consulting which has provided performance consulting services governments, UN agencies, Red Cross, and INGOs since 1996. He has worked for UNICEF, Oxfam and the UK aid programme in Africa, and led the secretariat of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee. Conflict of Interest

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Jeremy Sandbrook (he/him)

CEO Integritas

Jeremy Sandbrook is the CEO of Integritas360, a global corporate social enterprise committed to advancing integrity and raising ethical practices in global development. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiner’s and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Jeremy previously held a number of senior leadership positions within

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