Eva van der Merwe

Executive Director

Eva is a financial crimes barrister and investigator, she leads ILP's Anti-Corruption and Media Defence projects globally, and she co-chairs the UK Anti-Corruption Coalition, a common advocacy platform for UK-based economic justice NGOs. Eva previously worked at Transparency International for several years, as TI UK’s legal counsel and for TI’s global Defence Program, where she managed anti-corruption projects in Ukraine, Georgia, Nigeria, Tunisia and Lebanon, among others. Eva managed the movement’s flagship Government Defence 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 specialised 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.

Natalia Pushkareva

Programme Director, Tax and Public Finance Reform

Natalia is a tax lawyer and academic, in 2020 she was nominated by the World Tax Summit as one of their “35 Future Leaders of Taxation under 35”. She leads ILP's tax evasion and public finance reform programme alongside completion of her PhD in Global Studies at University of Urbino.

 

Natalia's PhD dissertation focuses on globalisation and inequality and the impact of OECD tax policies on developing economies. She has a degree in Law from Lomonosov Moscow State University, where she focused on illicit financial flows and was awarded a scholarship for her exceptional academic performance. Natalia has a Masters degree in Law and Finance from University of Oxford, where she was awarded a Hill Foundation scholarship. Natalia started her career at Deloitte Moscow Tax & Legal department where she worked for two years before moving to the Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy where she worked as a researcher at Tax System Development Laboratory for four years. At the Gaidar Institute Natalia provided independent tax policy recommendations to Russian Ministries of Finance and Economic Development, the Federal Tax Service as well as international organisations such as the World Bank in Russia and the Eurasian Economic Commission (Unifying Russia, Armenia, Belorussia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan). She was selected as a Policy Leaders Fellow at the School of Transnational Governance of the European University Institute, as a Frederic Bastiat Fellow at George Mason University Mercatus Centre and a Scientific Guest at Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance.

 

Natalia’s main professional passion is using fiscal policies for decreasing existing economic inequalities worldwide and achieving Sustainable Development Goals, however she also has a deep interest in politics and gender studies. She is fluent in Russian and English and is currently learning French. 

Diana Moraa Mochoge

Africa Project Coordinator

Diana is an international development expert with over 8 years experience working with NGOs in Kenya and the region. She has expertise in advocacy and policy, research and partnership building. Her professional experience spans work on debt relief, tax justice, extractives and Aid and Development effectiveness. Diana is also an international volunteer expert with Financial Services Volunteer Corps where she has trained civil society organizations in ESwatini on participatory budget processes.

 

Diana supports ILP’s expanding partnerships in the Africa region, including implementing the UKAid DFID funded Small Charities Challenge Fund project in Kenya.  

 

Prior to joining ILP, Diana worked at Reality of Aid Africa Network where she coordinated development effectiveness work under Civil Society Partnership on Development effectiveness (CPDE). Diana holds an MA in Development Studies from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.

Diana is fluent in Swahili and English. 

Maria Cristina Mundin

Senior Projects Officer

Maria Cristina Mundin is a qualified lawyer in the Philippines and completed her LLM in Environmental Law (Distinction) at Queen Mary University of London. She leads International Lawyers Project's environment and climate change programme. She started her legal career working in the Office of the Solicitor General, where she defended the constitutionality of laws and state policies particularly in energy and infrastructure projects. Later on, she worked as a Court Attorney in the Supreme Court of the Philippines. She also taught environmental law and administrative law courses at De La Salle University of the Philippines College of Law and Lyceum of the Philippines University College of Law.

 

Maria Cristina was an editor of the Ateneo Law Journal and has published “Access to Environmental Justice: A Closer Look at the Rules of Procedure for Environmental Cases” and co-authored “A Review of Legal Education in the Philippines." She has also served as a research assistant for Dr. Antonio G.M. La Vina, the Philippines' foremost expert in environmental law, and was part of the research and writing team of the Philippine Judicial Academy of the Supreme Court in the book “Access to Environmental Justice: A Sourcebook on Environmental Rights and Legal Remedies” and “Access to Environmental Justice: A Capacity Assessment on the Pillars of the Justice System.” Prior to earning her Juris Doctor law degree at Ateneo de Manila University, she graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems with a minor degree in Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. After graduation, she was elected as President of the Philippines Chapter of AIESEC, an international youth-run organisation that empowers young leaders to create social impact.

During her day off from ILP, she likes to watch science fiction and zombie movies for a sense of normalcy in today’s times.

Deborah Ball 

Fundraising Partnerships Director

Deborah advises ILP on fundraising strategy. An experienced fundraising director, Deborah specialises in securing funding from philanthropic foundations, and brings more than a decade’s experience in raising income for social and climate justice charities, along with a keen interest in creating system change to achieve a just, fair and sustainable future. 

 

She most recently served on the leadership team as Director of Fundraising & Communications at ShareAction, a growing sustainable finance campaigning organisation, with responsibility for increasing income and profile. Previously, Deborah developed and implemented the fundraising strategy at international sustainability non-profit, Forum for the Future, and prior to this, spent 6 years raising funding for social welfare and homelessness charities. 

 

Deborah holds a BA (Hons) degree in Communication Studies from the other Cambridge University and is going back to art college part-time, to pursue her passion for illustration. As well as drawing, Deborah spends her time outside work, cooking, exploring London, and learning yoga and meditation.

James Somerville

Senior Content Editor

James manages ILP’s project case studies and blog content. He graduated with Merit in MA Philosophy from King’s College London in 2019. He focussed on Political Philosophy, in particular the philosophical justifications for rights and obligations, writing his dissertation on the right to privacy online. James achieved distinctions for essays on political philosophy, the doctrine of double effect, legal philosophy, and Kant’s ethics.


Studying BA Jurisprudence at the University of Oxford initially sparked James' interest in rights and philosophy. Alongside his studies, James wrote for student publications, volunteered with student Amnesty International groups, played rugby for Oxford and KCL, and was an elected member of Oriel College JCR Committee.

 

Since graduating, James has been volunteering to manage the production of video content for The Climate Venture Collective alongside working full time. In his spare time, James enjoys cooking, playing rugby, and surfing.

Annabel Yu

Legal Fellow

Annabel is a Geography BA graduate from King’s College London with a Graduate Diploma in
Law from BPP University London.


At King’s, she obtained First-Class Honours for her dissertation, which focused on the One
Country Two Systems agreement and its implications on Hong Kong as 2047 approached.
Drawing partially on her own background & experiences as an ethnic minority female in
higher education, she carried out research in Kerala, investigating the influence of women in
higher education and its effect on shifting aspirations and identities within a traditional
culture.


From the GDL she was awarded distinctions in public, criminal and EU law modules. She has
completed mini-pupillages at Garden Court Chambers and QEB Hollis Whiteman Chambers.
She has also worked extensively at her local Citizens Advice Bureau. Currently planning to enrol on the Bar Practice Course in 2021, Annabel hopes to use this interim period to gain substantial experience in the NGO sector, utilising her knowledge and skills to assist International Lawyers Project in pursuing economic and social justice.


In her spare time, Annabel enjoys playing the piano, travelling and photography. She is also
a huge fan of epic fantasy series.


Annabel is fluent in English, Cantonese and can speak intermediate Mandarin.

Rose Macaulay

Fundraising & Communications Intern 

Rose graduated with a First Class Honours in International Relations from the University of St
Andrews in January 2021. She specialised in international law with a particular focus on human
rights and forced migration. 

 

Alongside her studies, Rose undertook an undergraduate research assistantship with the
Department of International Relations, investigating the relationship between Trade Unions and
migrant workers in Italy. Rose was Head of Fundraising & Events and President of UNICEF St Andrews, the largest charity on campus. She also volunteered with Fife Migrants Forum, going for coffee with Syrian refugee women to help them practice their English and welcome them to the community. In her university summers, Rose has worked as a volunteer and intern with Beyond Borders, an NGO
which promotes dialogue, the rule of law, and various peacekeeping initiatives. 

 

Rose intends to pursue a career in the legal and NGO sectors, promoting the rule of law and
human rights.

 

In her spare time, Rose enjoys developing her artistic skills and she loves cooking, long walks, and yoga.

Yi Kang Choo

Legal Fellow

Yi Kang Choo is originally from Malaysia, and currently a final year LLB Law undergraduate studying at Queen's University Belfast.


His legal journey started during his first year in Queen's when he was given the opportunity to complete two legal internships in Herbert Smith Freehills and Baker McKenzie. Besides sitting in a wide array of practice areas, he also contributed to his first Pro-Bono project on behalf of the International Lawyers Project, researching the mining industries in third-world countries and its existing double-tax treaties. The information was later provided to clients and member states to improve their existing tax provision, ensuring local people's rights are being upheld.

Furthermore, he is also actively involved in the international youth and legal community, where he is both the One Young World Youth Ambassador, and the Global Coalition of Youth, Peace and Security Working Group Member (invited by the UN Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth). Moreover, he is also an active legal researcher for Libryo who specialised in translating Chinese law for foreign clients. Recently, he was invited by Queen's Human Rights Centre to contribute in a public consultation for the Department of Justice to review its draft modern slavery strategy in Northern Ireland for 2021/22.


Choo is fluent in English, Mandarin, Malay, Cantonese and Hokkien. In his spare time, he enjoys volunteering for charities and whipping up some exciting meals that he has never tried cooking before!

Anthony Inglese 

Chair

Anthony is Professor of Law at Brunel University. Previously Head of Legal at HM Revenue & Customs, Anthony managed a number of high-profile budgetary and policy reforms for the Home Office, such as establishing the Crown Prosecution Service and enabling the prosecution of Nazi war criminals.

Hannah Ambrose

Trustee

Hannah is a disputes lawyer specialising in public international law and international arbitration at Herbert Smith Freehills. She works on complex issues relating to arbitration, dispute resolution, enforcement of judgments, state immunity and immunity of international organisations. Hannah is a member of the steering committee for HSF’s pro bono international development project, Fair Deal Sierra Leone. Her work as part of this project has included delivering capacity building training to the judiciary and private practitioners in Freetown, providing legislative drafting support to the Sierra Leone Law Reform Commission, supporting Sierra Leone with its accession to the New York Convention 1958, and working with the Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency.

Nicola Dodero

Treasurer

Nicola is Director of Finance at ARTICLE 19, an international NGO dedicated to human rights and freedom of information. A CIMA-qualified finance professional with 14 years’ experience of working in the not-for-profit sector in the UK and abroad, Nicola was formerly Head of Finance at War Child UK. She has also worked at Mercy Corps in Juba.

Susan Hazledine 

Trustee

Susan is a trustee at Publish What You Pay. Previously a Partner at Allen & Overy for 14 years, she headed the firm’s Global Pro Bono and Social Investment Programme. An experienced litigator and pro bono advocate, Susan helped to obtain an acquittal for a prisoner on death row in Trinidad and Tobago. She has acted as a pro bono legal advisor at the Royal Courts of Justice Citizens Advice Bureau for more than a decade.

Bronwen Manby

Trustee

Bronwen is a human rights lawyer and academic. She is a Teaching and Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Previously, she worked for the Open Society Foundations and Human Rights Watch, as well as for Lawyers for Human Rights in South Africa. A graduate of Oxford and Columbia Universities, she holds a doctorate from the Maastricht University Faculty of Law.

Jonathan Fisher QC

Trustee

Jonathan is a practising barrister in London. He specialises in international bribery, tax evasion and financial crime. He is a Visiting Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics. For many years Jonathan has been involved in pro bono capacity training for government officials in developing countries on behalf of ILP, most recently in Nigeria, Zambia, Kenya and Albania. Jonathan is the General Editor of Lloyd's Law Reports: Financial Crime, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and a member of the International Bar Association's Anti-Money Laundering Forum.

Richard Tapp

Trustee

Richard is a Solicitor and Chartered Governance Professional. He has held General Counsel and Company Secretary roles in FTSE 100 and 250 companies for more than 20 years. Richard is a recipient of the Financial Times’ Most Innovative In-house Lawyer award. He chairs the University of Leicester’s Audit Committee.

Tim Soutar

Trustee

Tim retired as a Partner from Clifford Chance where he managed the firm’s energy practice in Asia and the Middle East. At ILP he helped to set up a law school in Tanzania. He is a Trustee at the Centre for Sport and Human Rights.

Pip McKenzie

Trustee

Pip is Head of Legal for Western Europe at Yum Brands. She specialises in embedding business integrity practices across multinational firms in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the UN Global Compact. Pip has Law and Political Science degrees from the University of Auckland, an Advanced Masters in Public International Law from Leiden University in the Netherlands and a Certificate in Disruptive Strategy from Harvard Business School.

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