Andrew Orsmond is leaving the ICoCA Secretariat after more than two years of service as Executive Director. The ICoCA Board thanks Andy for his valuable contribution during this formative period of the Association.
The ICoCA is currently seeking suitable candidates for this position. Applications close on 20 March 2017.
During the transitional period Anne-Marie Buzatu will be serving as Interim Executive Director.
Helen von Dadelszen
Helen von Dadelszen is ICoCA’s Operations Manager, overseeing the administrative, organization and financial management of the Association.
Prior to joining ICoCA, Helen worked for more than nine years at the International AIDS Society (IAS), where she led a number of projects for large international HIV conferences. Before that she held various human resource and project management roles in the UK and New Zealand.
Helen holds a BA in Psychology and English Language from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (specialized in Human Resource Management) from Massey University, New Zealand.
Lucas Grandjean is ICoCA’s Monitoring Manager. His role is to promote and oversee the monitoring of private security company members’ implementation of the Code.
With six years’ field experience, Lucas has specialist expertise in investigating human rights and international humanitarian law violations in complex environments. Prior to joining ICoCA he worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Central African Republic, Afghanistan and Ivory Coast, as Head of Sub-Delegation and as Protection Delegate. Previously he has served as Human Rights Officer for the United Nations Mission in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Lucas holds a Masters’ Degree in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.
Dina Chantre supports the Association with administrative and office management functions.
Prior to joining ICoCA, Dina worked for more than six years at a prestigious Geneva spa where she managed reception and appointments for local and international clients, as well as supporting the Director in human resource and administrative functions.
Dina has an educational background in business, human resource management and accounting.
Andrés Zaragoza Montejano
Andrés Zaragoza Montejano is a Project Officer at ICoCA, providing support for the establishment and the development of its core functions. Since 2014, Andrés has led the Secretariat’s work in developing the ICoCA’s certification function, and helping to integrate that function with the Association’s reporting, monitoring and performance assessment roles..
Prior to joining ICoCA, Andrés worked as a researcher on Business and Human Rights at the International Peace Information Service (IPIS), a Belgian research institute. Before that, he completed a legal internship at the Centre for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) in Costa Rica, a NGO providing legal representation to victims of human rights abuses before the Inter-American Human Rights System.
Andrés holds a MA in Theory and Practice of Human Rights from the University of Essex. Previously he studied Law and Business Administration and Management at the University of Alicante.
Anaïs Laigle provides analytical and policy development support for the execution of the Association’s governance and oversight roles. Since late 2015 she has focused particularly on the development of the ICoCA’s certification function and the role of national and international standards in that function.
Prior to joining ICoCA, Anaïs worked as an attaché to the Permanent Representation of France to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, with a special focus on conventional arms control. Before that she worked as Program Assistant at the Paris office of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMFUS), a think tank dedicated to strengthening transatlantic cooperation.
Anaïs holds a BA in Political Science and Administration from the Institute of Political Studies (IEP) of Bordeaux (France) and the University of Granada (Spain), and an MA in International Relations (specialized in Defence and Security) from the IEP of Bordeaux.
Gina Menghini joined the ICoCA in July 2016, to provide support for the establishment and development of the Association's Monitoring and Complaints functions.
Prior to joining the ICoCA, Gina worked for the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) as a Junior Programme Officer on mine action standards and language outreach programs. Before that, she supported the Geneva Centre on the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) as a Research Assistant for a project focusing on private security companies.
Gina holds a BA in Political Science and Public Law from the University of Zurich and an MA in International Affairs from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.
Martin Field joined ICoCA as Communications and Development Officer in August 2016, to manage communications functions including web content, stakeholder liaison and reporting, as well as assisting in the development and oversight of projects.
He has an international background in communications and publishing, and has previously worked across diverse areas including research on small arms issues, humanitarian training, health information systems, and agricultural research and development.
Martin holds a BA in English, an MA in Literary Studies (University of Cape Town) and a Masters in Journalism (University of Wollongong).