Eva van der Merwe

Director

Eva is a financial crimes barrister and investigator, she leads ILP’s Anti-Corruption and Media Defence projects globally. 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.

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 recently completed her LLM in Environmental Law at Queen Mary University of London. She has almost two years of legal experience working in the Supreme Court of the Philippines and five years of legal experience working in the Office of the Solicitor General, defending the constitutionality of laws and state policies particularly in energy policies and infrastructure projects. She taught environmental law and administrative law courses at De La Salle University of the Philippines and Lyceum of the Philippines University.

 

Maria Cristina 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,” with former Ateneo de Manila University School of Law Dean Sedfrey Candelaria in the Ateneo Law Journal. She has also served as a research assistant for Dr Antonio G.M. La Vina, the Philippine’s 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.”

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.

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.

Christopher Watkins

Legal Fellow

Christopher graduated from the University of St Andrews in July with First Class Honours in International Relations. He was awarded a place on the University of St Andrews Deans’ List for academic excellence in 2019/20. Whilst at university, Christopher specialised in issues of international law such as state conflict and human rights. This was supplemented by an undergraduate research assistantship, working closely with Dr Mateja Peter, the Co-Director at the Centre for Global Constitutionalism. He assisted with the creation of a data base focused on international authority in statebuilding which uses Bosnia-Herzegovina as a case study. 

Christopher’s most recent professional experience was at HSBC Private Bank in Geneva where he completed a 10-week internship. He supported relationship managers with issues pertaining to taxation law and regulation. This experience has led to his particular interest in the role of tax and IFFs in international development.

Christopher has been heavily involved in charity work during his time at university, holding various positions on the Charities Campaign Executive Committee. His regular engagement with charitable NGOs has strengthened his desire to work with the Third Sector.

Christopher is currently a Career Commitment Scholar at BPP University London where he is studying the GDL, with the ambition to specialise as a human rights barrister.

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Anthony Inglese 

Chair

Anthony spent his career in a variety of very senior positions within the UK government. His final role was Head of Legal at HM Revenue & Customs: 2008-2014 but prior to that he had been Head of Legal in various departments, and Deputy Treasury Solicitor from 1997-2001. He is an honorary Professor of Law at Brunel University, where he chairs the board that advises the head of the Law School. 
He worked on a number of high profile issues and cases including at the Home Office: Blair Peach inquest; Astrid Proll extradition; setting up the Crown Prosecution Service; Nazi war crimes. At HM Revenue & Customs: Finance Bills; challenge to Coalition Government’s emergency budget; large tax settlements.


Anthony graduated from Fitzwilliam College, law: BA (1971-74) (double first) and LLB (1974-75) (first); supervised Roman Law at Jesus College: 1974-75; called to Bar at Gray’s Inn 1976; Bencher since 2002.

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Hannah Ambrose

Trustee

Hannah Ambrose is a senior associate in the global arbitration and public international practice of Herbert Smith Freehills LLP. Hannah has represented clients in ad hoc commercial arbitrations and proceedings under the auspices of major arbitral institutions. She has advised on a number of investment treaty matters, including advising clients on investment treaty structuring and pursuing, and defending investment treaty claims.

 

Hannah also advises on a broad spectrum of public international law matters, including state immunity and international organisation immunities.


Hannah read Jurisprudence at Merton College, Oxford.

Nicola Dodero

Trustee

Nicola Dodero is a CIMA-qualified finance professional with 10 years’ experience of working in the not-for-profit sector in the UK and abroad. Her specialities are financial management, stakeholder relations and leadership. Nicola currently works for Marie Stopes International. She was formerly the Head of Finance at War Child UK and previously worked at Mercy Corps in Juba as a Finance Manager and at Brain Tumour UK as a Finance Officer.

 

Nicola has a First class MA (Hons) in Business Studies and Accounting, and a University of London Graduate Diploma (Merit) in International Development.

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Susan Hazledine 

Trustee

Susan is the former Executive Director of ILP before stepping down in 2019 when she rejoined the ILP Board. In addition to her work with ILP, she is on the board of Publish What You Pay and has, as an ILP volunteer, been working with Oxfam International on global legal management issues since 2013.
Prior to her role with ILP, Susan was an accomplished litigator and pro bono advocate, with more than 20 years’ experience, including 14 years as a partner at Allen & Overy LLP.

 

She headed Allen & Overy’s Social Investment programme globally. Throughout her career as a commercial litigator in both the UK and Hong Kong, Susan was actively engaged in pro bono work, including obtaining the acquittal of a prisoner on death row in Trinidad, pursuing a pro bono case to the Court of Appeal and acting as a pro bono legal advisor at the Royal Courts of Justice Citizens Advice Bureau for more than a decade.

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Bronwen Manby

Trustee

Bronwen Manby is an independent consultant in the field of human rights, democracy and good governance, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa, and also a teaching and research fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).  She has written on a wide range of human rights issues in Africa, and on continental developments in human rights law, and has particular expertise in comparative nationality law, statelessness, and legal identity.

 

Previously, she worked for the Open Society Foundations and Human Rights Watch, as well as for Lawyers for Human Rights in South Africa.  Bronwen has degrees from Oxford and Columbia Universities, qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales, and in 2015 was awarded a doctorate by Maastricht University faculty of law.

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Pip McKenzie

Trustee

Pip McKenzie is an experienced in-house practitioner that has worked across industry in over four continents. She is currently the Head of Legal for Western Europe with Yum Brands and was the former Legal Director for Europe Business Integrity, Litigation & Decentralised Businesses at Unilever PLC. She is known for leading legal continuous improvement projects, strategy development, and embedding business integrity practices across the businesses 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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Richard Tapp

Trustee

Richard Tapp 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, and is the architect of a multi-award-winning legal services business which now forms part of a Magic Circle law firm. He consults and writes on a range of legal practice management issues, working with law firms, in-house legal teams and alternative legal services providers. He holds an LLM in European Law from the University of Leicester, together with a first degree in law and an MBA.  

He sits as a trustee of a number of charitable bodies principally in the fields of law and governance, and serves on advisory committees in his professional sphere. In his spare time Richard’s interests include music and motorsport. Richard joined Council in 2019 having previously been a co-opted member of Audit Committee, and served as member of Council of the University of Sheffield.  He chairs the University’s Audit Committee, and is a member of the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee.

Tim Soutar

Trustee

Tim read Jurisprudence at St Catherine's College, Oxford before joining Coward Chance. He became a partner in the merged firm of Clifford Chance in 1988, practicing in their energy and infrastructure team until his retirement in 2005. As well as spending many years in Hong Kong, he ended his career with the firm as the resident Managing Partner for the Gulf Region. In addition to his work with ILP, where he managed the Tanzanian Law School Assistance Programme, Tim has been Chair of the IBA Pro Bono & Access to Justice Committee.


He is now a Trustee at the Centre for Sport and Human Rights and a Director at England Athletics, where he is also the Chair of the Governance Committee. He spends much of his time working in grassroots sport, being a long term member of one of the Country’s oldest and most successful athletics clubs, Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC, of which he is a Trustee, Management Committee member and Team Manager of their Junior Women’s track and field team.

Jonathan Fisher QC

Trustee

Jonathan Fisher QC is a practising barrister at Bright Line Law and Red Lion Chambers in London. He is ranked by the independent directories as a leading barrister in the first band for Financial Crime and Proceeds of Crime cases. In addition, Jonathan is a Visiting Professor in Practice at The LSE where he teaches on the LLM postgraduate programme.

Also, Jonathan is General Editor of Lloyds Law Reports: Financial Crime, a registered practitioner in the Dubai International Financial Court, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, a member of the International Bar Association's Anti-Money Laundering Forum,  an Honorary Member of the London Fraud Forum Steering Group, and a former Board Member of the Fraud Advisory Panel, the Assets Recovery Agency Steering Group and The Red Tape Initiative. He was Standing Counsel (Criminal) to HM Commissioners of Inland Revenue at the Central Criminal Court and London Crown Courts between 1991 and 2003.

In 2010-11, Jonathan was a Commissioner on the Commission on a Bill of Rights for the UK.

Former Trustees who continue to support our work

Michael Smyth CBE QC (Hon)

Founder Chair, 2005-2015

Michael was Founder Chair of ILP from 2005 to 2015. One time head of the government practice at Clifford Chance, he is senior independent director of the Legal Services Board, the profession’s oversight regulator. Amongst his other roles, he is a member of the Advisory Council on National Records and Archives, chaired by the Master of the Rolls.

Tunde Ogowewo

Trustee, 2014-2020

Tunde was a Trustee from 2014 to 2020. He is a founder of the British Nigerian Law Forum (BNLF). He sits on the Court of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC). He teaches Corporate Finance Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, and Corporate Governance on the Postgraduate Programme at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London. He has Visiting Professorships at NYU Law School (Hauser Global Professor) and at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Tunde has served as arbitrator in numerous International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and as expert in the World Bank’s International Centre for Investment Disputes (ICSID) in investment disputes. Tunde has acted as Counsel on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

 

Gavin Davies

Nicholas Cheffings

Chair 2015-2018, Trustee from 2011

Gavin was a Trustee of ILP from 2011 to 2018. He chaired the ILP Trustee Board from 2015 to 2018. Gavin is a corporate lawyer who heads of the Global M&A Practice at the international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills, where he also sits on the governing board. Gavin has since 2010 advised the Government of Sierra Leone on a pro bono basis, and was for many years a trustee of The Fulham Legal Advice Centre, a free community legal advice centre in London.

Trustee 2011-2020

Nicholas was a Trustee of ILP from 2011 to 2020. He was the Global Chair of the international law firm Hogan Lovells from 2012 to 2018 and, having stepped down from the partnership in 2020 after 20 years with the  firm, he is now a consultant Senior Counsel. Nicholas is an Independent Member of the governing Council of the University of Exeter. Since 2015, he has been the Executive Chair of PRIME, a UK charity with over 60 law firm members committed to promoting wider  access for school-age students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. His other roles include as Trustee and past Chair of the social mobility charity Making the Leap, Chair of the British Paralympic Association's Parallel Club and a Trustee of  The CareTech Charitable Foundation

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