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Gabrielle Beran

Governance and Programme Manager

Gabrielle is ILP’s Governance and Programme Manager. A New Zealand qualified lawyer (call: 2014), Gabrielle is experienced in designing and implementing development programmes all over the world. Gabrielle has worked at the Commonwealth Secretariat where she developed programmes with election management bodies to promote transparent, peaceful, and inclusive elections around the developing world, with a focus on the Pacific and Caribbean. She also brings her experience as an international tax consultant to support all of our case and project areas and oversees the finances and operations of the organisation. Gabrielle has a special interest in supporting women and indigenous peoples’ political participation and gender-responsive budgeting.

Gabrielle holds a joint Bachelor of Arts and of Laws from Victoria University of Wellington, and a Master of Science from the London School of Economics. She speaks French and is learning Arabic.

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Jason Rosario Braganza

Director

Jason is a Kenyan Economist with over ten years of experience working on international development in Africa. Jason has focused his work over the past decade on trade and regional integration; finance for development and tax; illicit financial flows and domestic resource mobilisation; and poverty and inequality. Jason leads ILP’s Tax Reform work that is focused on finding solutions that enable developing country governments maximise their revenue collection through taxation, and strengthen Civil Society voices in advocacy on reforming fiscal systems to reduce fiscal leakages. Prior to joining ILP, Jason served as the Deputy Executive Director and Head of Research at Tax Justice Network Africa where he led their work research and advocacy on illicit financial flows and tax justice at the continental and global level. Jason has previously worked as a Senior Analyst at the Development Initiatives - Africa Hub; and an ODI Fellow Economist at the Ministry of East African Community in Kenya. 

Jason holds a Masters Degree in Development Economics from the University of Sussex (UK), and an Undergraduate Degree in Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London and has published numerous articles on tax and finance in the African region.

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Eva van der Merwe

Director

Eva is a financial crimes barrister and investigator, she leads ILP’s global Anti-Corruption and media defence projects. She previously worked at Transparency International for several years, as TI UK’s legal counsel and for TI’s global Defense Program, where she led anti-corruption projects in Ukraine, Nigeria, Tunisia, Lebanon, and the DRC, among others. Eva managed the movement’s flagship Government Defense Anti-Corruption Index, TI’s largest ever international assessment, evaluating 136 countries’ governance controls. After the Rose Revolution, she moved to Tbilisi to work for TI’s Rep. of Georgia chapter, where she also served as a member of the Rule of Law Subcommittee at the American Chamber of Commerce, advising on state asset misappropriation and monitoring court proceedings. Previously Eva worked for Goldman Sachs and UBS, advising on anti-money laundering, for the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s market abuse division and for PwC’s Forensic Investigations Team, where she specialized in asset tracing and seizure investigations.
 
A UK qualified barrister and Middle Temple Scholarship recipient, she worked as a lead researcher for ‘Insider Dealing: Law and Practice’, published by Oxford University Press. She holds a BPTC, a master’s degree in law, and a bachelor’s degree in Hispanic and European Studies, with French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Arabic.

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Diana Moraa Mochoge

Africa Project Co-ordinator

Diana is based in Nairobi and supports ILP expanding partnerships in the Africa region, including implementing the UKAid DFID funded Small Charities Challenge Fund project in Kenya.

 

She brings her experience of working with different development organizations in Kenya on aid, budget policy, natural resources, advocacy, and human rights. She holds a Masters in Development Studies.

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Peter Kavanagh

Fundraising Advisor

Peter works part-time for ILP, helping to develop our strategic fundraising outreach and supporting our funding partnerships with stakeholders. Living and working in the UK, Africa, and the USA has afforded Peter a unique perspective of the sensitive balance between philanthropy and profit.

 

Peter has worked for a range of charity clients within the international development, education, heritage, arts, and social issues sectors of the nonprofit world.

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