The Board of Directors is the executive decision-making body of the Association
Representing Government of the United Kingdom
This is the UK Government’s 2nd consecutive term on the Board of Directors.
Representing the Government of Switzerland
Frederic Chenais is Policy Advisor at the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs where he is in charge of matters related to commodities and human rights, with a special focus on the UNGP, the VP and ICOCA. Previously, Frederic worked as Principal Advisor on communities relations for the Simandou project at Rio Tinto. He also headed the mission of the International Organization for Migrations in Guinea, in Turkmenistan and Tajikistan. He holds a Master’s Degree in Ethnology and in Management of International Organizations.
This is the Swiss Government’s 2nd consecutive term on the Board of Directors.
Representing Government of the United States of America
Cliff Johnson is the Assistant Legal Adviser for Management Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. He previously served as General Counsel of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) in Rome from 2015 to 2018.
A seasoned international lawyer, negotiator, and diplomat, Mr. Johnson is a career member of the Senior Executive Service and recipient of the Presidential Rank Meritorious Executive Performance Award. As the Department of State’s Assistant Legal Adviser for Oceans, International Environmental, and Scientific Affairs he represented the United States in multilateral negotiations around the world. As Assistant Legal Adviser for International Law Enforcement he oversaw U.S. extradition relations with over 100 countries, negotiated bilateral law enforcement treaties, and led the U.S. delegation in the successful negotiation and signing in Beijing of two aviation counterterrorism conventions. As Legal Counselor at U.S. Embassy The Hague and Agent to the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal he advised on war crimes and represented the interests of the United States before various international tribunals, including the International Court of Justice and the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Mr. Johnson also served as the Department’s primary lawyer for counterterrorism and intelligence and for missile, chemical, and biological weapons nonproliferation.Mr. Johnson was elected to serve a 3-year term as a Board Director in November 2019.
This is the US Government’s 2nd consecutive term on the Board of Directors.
Representing Industry At large
Jo Anthoine is Senior Director Risk, Insurance and Welfare for GardaWorld, the world’s largest privately owned security services company. She is responsible for corporate risk management and the broad subject of welfare, including crisis response, mental health, family liaison and clinical governance. Jo has over 15 years’ experience working in the PSC industry and has used it to develop a bespoke approach to post incident welfare, based on research and best practice. Before joining GardaWorld, Jo spent nine years working for Aegis Defence Service and prior to that worked for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. She has a BA Hons degree in International Business with French, and has trained extensively in trauma focused post-incident support. As well as working for GardaWorld, Jo acts as a trustee for 3Pillars Project, a charity working with prisoners and young offenders.
Ms. Anthoine was elected to serve a first 3-year term as a Board Director in October 2020.
Representing Rest of the World
Charlie Mayne is one of the founders and the Managing Director of VSC Security Solutions. For over 10 years he has been at the very heart of building a company focused on providing security that is relevant to the environment and applicable to specific areas of operations.Before founding VSC, Mr. Mayne was an Officer in the British Royal Marines. His career included operational, training and management roles and it was in the Marines that he developed his leadership skills and learnt the importance of detailed planning.Mr. Mayne has a B Eng degree from Edinburgh University and a PG Dip in Security and Risk Management from the University of Loughborough.
Mr. Mayne was elected to serve a first 3-year term as a Board Director at the Annual General Assembly in September 2016.
Representing UK / Europe
David Hornus is the director of GROUPE CORPGUARD, which he founded in 2006. The French ISO 18788 certified company and its subsidiaries are active in the fields of corporate security, corporate intelligence, close protection, defense services and training. David graduated from Paris ESLSCA’s Economic Warfare School with a Master’s degree in “Business Intelligence strategy”. Before his entrepreneurial challenges, he served 2 years as a training platoon leader in the French Marines (Army). He then served 10 years as a reservist in the French DIA and the Special Operation Command. He is awarded with the French “Voluntary Combat Cross”. Since the origin of GROUPE CORPGUARD, he has been a Response Team Member for a worldwide leading company in crisis management and is personally involved in providing crisis management and Kidnapping and Ransom services.
Mr. Hornus was elected to serve a first 3-year term as a Board Director at the Annual General Assembly in November 2019.
Representing the Americas
Michelle Quinn is Senior Vice President of Patriot Group International, a mission-focused organization providing security, operational, Logistics, and training solutions for the Department of Defense, Department of State, and other Government Agencies. At PGI, Michelle leads efforts to support critical U.S. missions and programs both CONUS and OCONUS, establishing relationships with the USG and industry partners, building technical solutions for programs, and standing up/executing PGI contracts.Prior to joining PGI in December of 2018, Michelle served for five years at VxL Enterprises, as Vice President; Vice President of International Programs and Director of Capture Management at A-T Solutions (now PAE); Operations Manager for a multi-agency Counter-Terrorism program at the FBI Lab in Virginia; and Manager of Operations and Training for DOS’ Worldwide Protective Services (WPS) Programs at DynCorp International. Earlier, Michelle also served at the House Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs, on issues/legislation/funding tied to USAID, The International Monetary Fund, and The World Bank; at The White House Executive Office of Management and Budget (OMB); and at several private, philanthropic foundations.Michelle holds a BA from The College of William and Mary, and an MBA from Mary Washington University. She is privileged to serve on the Advisory Board of The Friends of the American University of Afghanistan, Kurdistan AID (KAID), and Eagle On-line Academy of Afghanistan. She is, most importantly, the proud mother of five amazing Quinn children, who are out-and-about the world doing great things.
Ms. Quinn was elected to serve a first 3-year term as a Board Director in April 2020.
Civil Society Pillar
Representing Civil Society
Beatrice Godefroy is Europe Director at the Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC). As Director of the newly created Europe Program, Ms. Godefroy oversees CIVIC’s activities in Ukraine, while engaging European Governments, the European Union, and NATO – in view of strengthening the European leadership in the protection of civilians & civilian harm mitigation. She brings 15 years of humanitarian experience work to CIVIC. Ms. Godefroy served as the Deputy Executive Director at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) where she piloted the institutional and international development at MSF Switzerland. Most recently, she was head the MSF humanitarian diplomacy team in charge of carrying MSF’s representation and advocacy efforts vis-a-vis states, multilateral organizations, non-state actors, and civil society networks. Ms. Godefroy has managed emergency operations in a number of conflict areas, from Burundi to Darfur, or from Chad to Sierra Leone. She has been deployed on some of the most complex humanitarian crises of the past decades, such as the 2005 Tsunami, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and the 2014 Ebola outbreak, where she worked with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Secretariat.
Ms. Godefroy was elected to serve a first 3-year term as a Board Director in September 2018.
Representing Civil Society
Joel Bisina is the founder and Executive Director of the Leadership Initiative for Transformation and Empowerment (LITE-Africa). He is a renowned analyst, writer and mediator on issues of business and human rights, environmental degradation and ccommunal conflicts as well as an astute mediator, facilitator, leadership and organizational development coach and mentor. Mr. Bisina is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Public Policy and Administration with concentration in Terrorism, Peace, and Mediation at the Walden University – Minneapolis Minnesota, USA.
He is member of the American Society of Public Administrators (ASPA), American Chartered Institute of Strategic Managementand a recipient of the United States Golden Key and Pi Alpha National Distinguished Honour of Academic Excellence. He is was a former Board Member, Voluntary Principle Association, Netherlands and former co–chair of the Nigerian Working Group on the Voluntary Principles Initiative and a former Commissioner for Special Duties, Abuja for Delta state and a senior consultant to the Federal Government of Nigeria on Presidential Amnesty Programme.
Mr. Bisina was elected to serve a first 3-year term as a Board Director at the Annual General Assembly in December 2020.
|Carmen Rosa De León
Representing Civil Society
Carmen Rosa De León is a Guatemalan Sociologist. Since 1996 she has been the Executive Director of the Institute of Education for Sustainable Development (IEPADES) and consults for national and international entities on social civil issues including; Security Sector and Justice Reform; Citizen Security; Small Arms Control; Armed Violence and Development; Civil Intelligenc; Gangs and Youth Violence, Gender and Security (Gender and Organized Crime; Gender and Private Security). She has more than 30 publications (as author and co-author).
Ms. De León is a participant in the Guatemala Peace negotiations, as a delegate of the Civil Society Assembly. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of BANRURAL (Private Bank) since 1998. Titular member of the Civil Society Security Advisory Council for the Presidency of the Republic since 2004 and coordinator of this from 2009 to July 2011. Member of the Consultative Council of Civil Society of UN-Women (2014-2017). Member of the National Commission for the Reform of Drug Policy in Guatemala (2014-2015).
Previous positions have included: General Director of Bilateral International Relations and Director of Central American Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Relations of Guatemala; President of the Special Commission for Attention to Refugees, Returnees and Displaced Persons of Guatemala; and in charge of the National Program of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR in Guatemala.
Ms. De León is currently part of the Working Group on Voluntary Principles of Human Rights and Private Security in Guatemala, in which the embassies of ICoCA’s member countries, Private Security Companies, Private Companies, and Human Rights NGO, are part.
With a degree in Sociology and Anthropology from the University Complutense of Madrid; Master in Sociology of Development of Ibero-America and Master in Security Studies and Criminology, Ms. De León is currently pursuing a PhD in Political Sciences and International Relations at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.
Ms. De León was elected to serve a first 3-year term as a Board Director at the Annual General Assembly in December 2020.
Representing Civil Society
Caleb Wanga is Coordinator of Usalama Reforms Forum. An advocate of social justice with wide experience in community organizing, peace building, conflict management, community safety, access to justice and environmental conservation, he has over 15 years in active engagement in policy and community oriented programmes through different organizations. Caleb has participated in the establishment of several networks like Usalama Forum and is also the regional coordinator of PeaceNet Kenya Nairobi region.He is a graduate in Diplomacy & International Relations from United States International University-Africa. He is a visiting trainer at the Kenya School of Government Crime and Violence training programme.
Mr. Wanga was elected to serve a first 3-year term as a Board Director at the Annual General Assembly in November 2019.