Eva van der Merwe
Senior Programmes Director
Eva is ILP's Senior Programmes Director, having previously served as the charity's Executive Director. Before joining ILP, Eva worked at Transparency International for several years, as TI UK’s legal counsel and for TI’s global Defence Program, where she managed governance 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.Eva previously served as a trustee at Spotlight on Corruption and as co-Chair of the UK Anti-Corruption Coalition.
Eva is a UK qualified barrister, she holds a master’s degree in law, and a bachelor’s degree in Hispanic and European Studies, with French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Arabic.