IBA - IBA heads of departments

IBA heads of departments

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Executive Director: Mark Ellis
E-mail: mark.ellis@int-bar.org
Short bio: Mark S Ellis March 2016

Executive Assistant: Talia Dove
E-mail: talia.dove@int-bar.org
Personal and project support to Executive Director; organisation and administration of Management Board.

Head of BIC/Assistant to President: Becca Verhagen
E-mail: becca.verhagen@int-bar.org
Management and oversight of the Bar Issues Commission. Personal and project support to the President; administration of Council meetings and Standing Committees;


Deputy Executive Director: Tim Hughes
E-mail: tim.hughes@int-bar.org

Public relations; press; marketing; advertising; sponsorship; fundraising; membership promotion and records; internet; Computers and Database Committee; IBA merchandise.


Human Resources Director: Donna Canty
E-mail: donna.canty@int-bar.org

Human resource management


Operations Director: Joe Bell
E-mail: joe.bell@int-bar.org

Management and oversight of Conferences, Divisions, Marketing, Membership, Sponsorship and IBA offices in London, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Washington DC and The Hague.

Director, Legal Policy & Research Unit: Jane Ellis
E-mail: Jane.Ellis@int-bar.org

Responsible for the development and supervision of the IBA’s legal projects and research, which includes implementing their outcomes and engaging with governments and national and international organisations on issues of, among others, law reform. 

IBA Human Rights Institute Director:  Phillip Tahmindjis
E-mail: phillip.tahmindjis@int-bar.org

Management of IBAHRI. Missions; long-term technical assistance; interventions; trial observations; workshops; training; newsletters; surveys; and fundraising.

Divisions Director: Ronnie Hayward
E-mail: ronnie.hayward@int-bar.org

Management and oversight of LPD;  communications between IBA Office, committee officers and members.

Head of Divisions Administration: Astrid Wargenau
E-mail: astrid.wargenau@int-bar.org

Management and oversight of SPPI; communication between IBA Office, committee officers and members.

Departmental E-mails: divisions@int-bar.org

Conferences Director: Julie Elliott
E-mail: julie.elliott@int-bar.org

Management of the department; planning and direction of regional and specialist conferences; implementation of the direction of major conferences.

Departmental E-mail: confs@int-bar.org

Content Director: James Lewis
E-mail: james.lewis@int-bar.org

Editorial responsibility for IBA Global Insight and all the IBA's journals and magazines; newsletters; editorial content of e-news and website.

Departmental E-mail: editor@int-bar.org

Creative Director: Tim Licence
E-mail: tim.licence@int-bar.org

Production responsibility for all publications; newsletters; books; promotional materials; management of web team and responsibility for development of website user experience; Branding and visual identity; photography and filming.

Finance Director: Mike Dolby
E-mail: mike.dolby@int-bar.org

Quarterly and annual accounts; management of department; tax returns.

Departmental E-mail: accounts@int-bar.org

Office Manager: Lowri Williams
E-mail: lowri.williams@int-bar.org

Office services, facilities and supplies; HR; management of IT

Departmental E-mail: recruitment@int-bar.org