About us

 

We are an international programme of Transparency International situated within Transparency International UK in London.


In 2000, Transparency International UK brought together governments, defence companies, academics, and civil society organisations to consider whether circumstances had changed so that it would be possible for civil society to engage with the problem of corruption in the defencesector and national defence establishments. Today, Transparency International Defence & Security Programme is an international programme of Transparency International situated within Transparency International UK in London. Since 2004, we have actively engaged with the defence and security ministries and armed forces of a wide range of countries, including Colombia, Norway, Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Ukraine, the UK, Greece, Croatia and Bosnia. We have also worked directly with individuals from defence ministries, security ministries and armed forces from more than 35 nations through training programmes, research, workshops and roundtables, and high-level policy action.

 

Our team

 

Steve Francis
Director


 
 

Industry Integrity

 

Mia Paukovic
Programme Manager – Industry Integrity


Mia joined Transparency International’s Defence and Security Programme in August 2017 as
Project Manager in the Industry Integrity team. She works on projects related to defence
industry influence on policy making as well as the Defence Companies Anti-Corruption
Index. Mia joined TI after two years in North Korea at the United Nations Resident
Coordinator’s Office where she worked on humanitarian, development and security matters.
Before that she managed research projects on consumer issues for a variety of clients in
the private sector. She holds MSc degrees in International Relations and Social
Psychology from the University of Amsterdam and speaks Dutch and Croatian.

Jodi Vittori
Research & Policy Manager


Jodi Vittori is the Washington, DC-based Research and Policy Manager. She is also a
non-resident fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and she teaches on
corruption and governance at Georgetown University. Prior to joining TI-DS, Jodi was a
senior policy adviser for Global Witness, where she managed educational and advocacy
activities on linkages between corruption and national security. Prior to that, Jodi
served in the U.S. Air Force, advancing to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel; her overseas
service included Afghanistan, Iraq, South Korea, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Saudi Arabia, and
Bahrain, and she was assigned to NATO’s only counter-corruption task force. She was an
Assistant Professor and military faculty at the US Air Force Academy and the National
Defense University’s College of International Security Affairs. Jodi has published on
conflict finance and illicit financial flows and she is the author of the book Terrorist
Financing and Resourcing and a co-author of the handbook Corruption Threats and
International Missions: Practical Guidance for Leaders. She is a graduate of the US Air
Force Academy and received her PhD in International Studies from the University of
Denver.

Charlotte Linney
Project Officer – Industry Integrity


Charlotte joined DSP in March 2018. She works primarily on the Defence Companies
Anti-Corruption Index, while also contributing other aspects of the programme from admin
to research. Charlotte has a background in political risk and corporate security
services. She graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2017 with a MSci in
International Relations and Global Issues, and speaks French and Spanish.

 
 

Responsible Defence Governance

Flora Stevens
Project Officer – Global Advocacy


Flora joined TI Defence & Security in September 2018 as a Project Officer in the
Responsible Defence Governance team, where she supports global advocacy efforts on the
Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index. Prior work experiences include her time spent
working in support networks for refugees, at UNESCO and the EU. Flora holds a Masters in
International Security, from Sciences Po Paris & Peking University and speaks
French, English, Mandarin and Spanish.

Hannah Papachristidis
GI Project Officer


Alex Strelet
GI Project Officer


 

Conflict & Insecurity

 
 
 

Najla Dowson-Zeidan
Programme Manager – Conflict & Insecurity


Najla joined DSP in September 2017 as a Project Manager in the Conflict and Insecurity
team. She works on projects related to tackling corruption in the defence and security
sectors in fragile and conflict-affected states. Prior to joining TI, Najla managed
media development, governance, and humanitarian-related research projects across the
Middle East and North Africa region for BBC Media Action, an international development
organisation. She holds an MA in Human Rights Law from SOAS, University of London and
speaks Arabic.

Dr Karolina MacLachlan
Regional Programme Manager – Europe


Karolina joined DSP in August 2014. She leads the team’s work with NATO on the political
and military levels and is responsible for research and policy recommendations aiming to
mitigate the impact of corruption on interventions in fragile states. Prior to joining
TI, Karolina worked at the UK House of Commons, managing inquiries for the Environmental
Audit Committee and supporting the Committee on Standards. She holds a PhD in War
Studies from King’s College London, where she focused on the Canadian deployment in
Afghanistan as part of the International Security Assistance Force.

Bénédicte Aboul-Nasr
Project Officer


 

Africa Programme

Julien Joly
Project Manager


Henna Chauhan
Training & Military Engagement Officer


Henna coordinates the training activity that takes place across the team. She worked
previously as the Operations Intern in TI Defence & Security, assisting with MEL, ad
hoc research and budgetary processes. She has experience in account management and
digital marketing. Henna has an MA in International Relations from the University of
Warwick, focusing on new global security challenges and the complexities of drone
warfare.

Matthew Steadman
Project Officer


 
 

NAKO

Olena Tregub
Secretary General of NAKO


From 2015 to 2017, Olena Tregub headed the Department for Coordination of International
Programs at the Ukrainian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade. She was
responsible for programs and development projects funded by international grants and
loans totalling about $12 billion. After the Revolution of Merit, Olena developed
mechanisms for coordinating international assistance and approving national priorities
and areas of reform. She also ensured the effective and transparent use of funds and
public access to information on assistance, through the online openaid.gov.ua system.
Previously, Olena worked in the field of journalism, education and international
development. Olena had experience at UN Headquarters in New York, taught international
relations at American universities, and collaborated with The New York Times and
KyivPost. In 2008, she founded the Global Education Leadership consulting company in the
United States, which has implemented South America’s professional development and
training programs for young North Americans in Poland, Ukraine, Costa Rica, as well as
providing educational consulting and leadership training. Olena’s professional growth
took place in three countries: USA, Poland, and Ukraine. She lived in the United States
for more than 10 years. After the events on the Maidan, Olena returned to Ukraine to
contribute to the country’s reform. Today, Olena is a Millennium Fellowship scholar at
the Atlantic Council of the United States, a leading American think-tank on
international issues. She is also a member of the network of young leaders of the World
Economic Forum. She graduated from the Fletcher School of International Law and
Diplomacy, Central European University and Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.

Michele Capeleto

Dr. Lada L Roslycky
Research & Advocacy Manager (NAKO)


Dr. Lada L Roslycky is an American-Canadian security expert with over 15 years of
experience working with soft power, Euro-Atlantic integration, international law, and
democracy building. Her Master’s thesis (published in The United Nations Hague Yearbook
of International Law) set the foundational guidelines for the use of weather
modification technology as an instrument of sustainable development. Her PhD
dissertation (2011 Rijksuniversiteit Groningen) predicted Russia would illegally annex
Crimea using a combination of soft power (psychological operations), post-Soviet
political-criminal relations, and the Russian Black Sea Fleet. A fellow of the Harvard
Black Sea Security Program, she created a formula explaining Russia’s policy of
strategic separatism. Lada advises governmental and non-governmental institutions. As an
external consultant for the Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of the Armed Forces
(DCAF) she analyzed private military corporations in Mongolia’s mining sector, NATO
Trust Funds and supported work of the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine on European and
Euro-Atlantic Integration. As the Director of Strategic Communications at Ukraine Today,
she authored a winning tender for the EU Deep & Comprehensive Free Trade Area
communications project. She is an expert writer for the Center for Army Conversion and
Disarmament Studies, is cooperating with NATO Science for Peace Program on Cyber
Security and is a visiting Professor at Ivan Franko National University in Lviv. Her
interests include human rights, public speaking, strategic planning, analysis,
peacebuilding, sailing, and, flowers.

Emiliia Dieniezhna

Emiliia Dieniezhna
Communications Manager


Emiliia’s interests cover several areas: journalism, translation and EU-Ukraine
relations. Over the last six years she has worked at Ukraine’s national TV channels such
as ‘Ukraina’, ‘112-Ukraina’ and ‘NTN’. In 2016 Emiliia did a placement at Deutsche Welle
in Bonn where she prepared analytical materials on politics and economy. Dieniezhna
speaks three foreign languages: English, German and French. She interprets
simultaneously for the live streams of summits and press conferences. She obtained her
first higher education at the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University. She graduated
with the degree in Translation from English and German. After that she taught the
English language for seven years at her alma mater. In 2018 Dieniezhna got her Master’s
degree in Political and Administrative Affairs from the College of Europe (Belgium). Her
Master’s paper was about the change of the EU image in Ukrainian media in 2014 – 2017.

Olha Asadcha

Olha Asadcha
Project Manager


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Taras Yemchura
Researcher


Taras graduated from Kyiv National University of Civil Engineering and Architecture. He
worked as an analyst at a number of government agencies (the National Commission for
State Regulation in the Energy and Utilities sector, the Ministry of Regional
Development of Ukraine, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine), as
well as on projects for non-governmental organisations (the NGO “Make Ukraine Pure”,
Peter- Weiss-Stiftung für Kunst und Politik eV and others). He is currently working in
the Secretariat of the Independent Anticorruption Defence Committee (NAKO) on projects
to increase transparency in the defence and security sector.

 
 

Trainers, Consultants and Senior Advisors

Sir Ian Andrews


Sir Ian Andrews has pursued a wide range of security interests since retiring as Second
Permanent Secretary of the UK Ministry of Defence in 2009. From 2009-2013, he was
Non-Executive Chairman of the UK Serious Organised Crime Agency – now part of the
National Crime Agency – and is the Senior Independent Director of NHS Digital where he
chairs the Information Assurance and Cyber Security Committee. He has been closely
involved in leading transformational change in large and complex public sector
organisations. As senior adviser to the TI Defence and Security programme, Sir Ian is a
senior advisor to the board committee of TI-DS and also contributes to various public
sector and academic leadership initiatives.

Sir Stewart Eldon


Stewart Eldon retired from the UK Diplomatic Service in 2010 where he held Ambassadorial
appointments at the UN in New York and Ireland. In 2006 he was appointed UK Permanent
Representative to NATO at the introduction of the Building Integrity initiative. Sir
Stewart is also now a senior advisor to the board committee of TI-DS. In addition to his
work with the TI-DS, he is Senior Civil Advisor to the Higher Command & Staff Course
at the UK Joint Services Command & Staff College and sits on the Advisory Boards of
the Staff College and of the Strategy & Security Institute at the University of
Exeter. He holds a number of quasi-judicial appointments and is a member of The
Ambassador Partnership LLP providing training & consultancy services to a wide range
of international organisations, governments and private sector clients.

 

Brigadier General (Ret) Patrick Nopens


Patrick Nopens retired as a Cavalry officer from the Belgian Army in 2008. He served in
the Army and Joint Staffs as well as in the Belgian Delegation to NATO and in SHAPE. He
was head of the Strategic Studies Department at the Belgian War College. He served twice
as Defence Attaché to Moscow, also accredited in the CIS. He holds an MA in Military and
Social Studies, an Advanced MA in American Studies, a Postgraduate degree in Eastern
European Studies and an MA in Military Art and Science. He attended the Belgian and U.S.
Army Staff Course and the Belgian War College. He speaks fluent Dutch, English, French
and conversational German and Russian.

 

Air Commodore (Ret) Alan Waldron


Alan Waldron was a member of the original TI team which introduced anticorruption
mechanisms and advocacy into the defence sector and has led the development and
implementation of corruption risk reduction engagement and tools with a wide range of
Governments including Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Colombia, Serbia and Ukraine; and
originated the very successful Building Integrity training programme which has been
delivered at a range of venues globally and has formed the basis of many NATO, UK and
National programmes. A former RAF Director of Training he was also the Director of Air
Operations in the UK Ministry of Defence.

 

Matthew T. Page


Matthew Page was until recently the U.S. intelligence community’s top expert on Nigeria.
For more than a decade, senior policymakers at the White House, State Department,
Defense Department, and in Congress have sought out his analysis on Africa’s most
populous country and largest economy. Matthew is the co-author of Nigeria: What Everyone
Needs to Know, forthcoming from Oxford University Press. He is also a former
International Affairs Fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously with the
Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Matthew also served as Deputy
National Intelligence Officer for Africa with the U.S. National Intelligence Council. He
also served as senior analyst for West Africa at the Defense Intelligence Agency and as
an Africa analyst with the U.S. Marine Corps.

Nick Seymour


After a career with the British Army, which included operational tours in Northern
Ireland, Kuwait / Iraq and the Former Yugoslavia, Nick Seymour worked in the UK Mission
to the UN as Military Advisor. Subsequently he moved to the UN itself as Chief of
Military Planning in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations and then as Chief of the
Department’s African Union Peace Support Team. In both appointments the challenges posed
by corruption, particularly in fragile states, were all too clear and on leaving the UN
in 2011 he joined Transparency International Defence and Security. His background as a
planner and trainer, combined with his UN peacekeeping experience, provide him with a
broad perspective and he is actively engaged in supporting the programme’s objectives to
raise awareness of corruption risk and develop training.

 
 
 

Tim Watts


Tim Watts finished his regular forces career as a brigadier in 2016, having been the
Army’s Signal Officer-in-Chief and subsequently director of a large, overseas
procurement programme. Earlier in his career, as a commander and team member, he was
involved in military operations, peacekeeping and security sector stabilization in DRC,
South Sudan and Darfur, training and procurement. Alongside his work with TI DS as a
trainer, mentor and adviser he now consults into the UK MOD and other organisations at
home and abroad on IT and communications, and more generally on cyber security and
defence transformation. As a reserve forces brigadier he chairs the MOD’s equivalent of
Employment Tribunals.

Jenni Douglas-Todd


Jenni Douglas-Todd has over 30 years public sector experience, mainly security. She
represented UK government in UN & EU negotiations including the Czech Republic, New
York and Durban. Director of Policy & Research for the UK Independent Police
Complaints Commission from 2003-06 leading on conduct matters, from 2006-09 she led the
establishment of the legislative/conceptual framework for a law enforcement complaints
& conduct system in Turkey. She was CEO for policing in Hampshire from 2009-13 with
oversight of high profile conduct & corruption investigations and CEO’s
representative on the National Police Procurement Board. As a management consultant,
Jenni has continued to work on defence and security matters in the UK and remains a
member of the Judicial Conduct Investigative Office..

 
 

 
 

NAKO Members

 

Members of the the
Independent Defence Anti-Corruption Committee / Nezalezhny Antikorrupciynii Komitet z pytan oborony (NAKO).
NAKO’s committee is comprised of six members, three national – Sevgil Musaeva, Volodymyr Ogryzko, Oleh
Rybachuk (co-chair) – and three international experts – Lt Gen Tim Evans, Drago Kos (co-chair), and James
Wasserstrom.

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Lt Gen (ret.) Michel Yakovleff


Former Vice Chief of Staff at NATO Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Deputy Chief of
Staff and later Chief of Staff Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum, Yakovleff has served in
France, Germany, Djibouti, and the Balkans, mostly with the French Foreign Legion.

Drago Kos


Drago Kos is the Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business
Transactions. He used to be International Commissioner, and occasional Chair of the Joint
Independent Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (MEC) in Afghanistan.
Between 2003 and 2011 he was the Chairman of the Council of Europe’s Group of States against
Corruption (GRECO). Between 2004 and 2010 he was the first Chairman of the Commission for
the Prevention of Corruption in Slovenia. Prior to that he was a Deputy Director of the
Slovenian Criminal Investigation Directorate, the Head of the Organised Crime Section of the
Slovenian Police, and a member of the Council of Europe’s Group of Specialists on Organised
Crime. He used to be a soccer player and UEFA/FIFA referee and is now a UEFA/FIFA referee
observer.

 

Sevgil Musaeva


Sevhil Musaieva-Borovyk is a Ukrainian journalist from Crimea, Ukraine, chief-editor of
internet publishing Ukrayinska Pravda and an initiator of creating the Krym_SOS foundation.
Born in 1987 in Juma near Samarkand, Sevhil returned with her family to Crimea in 1989 when
the restrictions against the Crimean Tatars in the Soviet Union were abandoned. In 2004-2010
she studied at the Journalism Institute of Kiev National University. During that period
Musaieva also worked for various business news agencies and publishers such as Ekonomichni
novyny, Delo, Vlast deneg. From June 2011 to August 2013 she worked as a correspondent for
“Forbes Ukraine” until it was bought by Serhiy Kurchenko – young tycoon and a central figure
of Sevhil’s investigations. In February 2014, she launched Hubs as business news web portal,
becoming its Editor in Chief. After the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation, she
also became one of the founders of Krym_SOS. Since October 2014 Musaieva has been an Editor
and Chief of Ukrayinska Pravda.

 

Oleh Rybachuk


Oleh Rybachuk graduated from the Faculty of Philology of Taras Shevchenko National University
of Kyiv (1975-1980) with a degree in English and French languages and earned the second
higher education diploma at the Finance and Credit Faculty of Kyiv National Economic
University (1993-1996) with a qualification in economics. In 1997, he studied at the
Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Rybachuk worked as an Inspector and a
Senior Inspector at the Kyiv Customs. He has held several positions in the private sector,
including Head of the Department of foreign exchange transactions at Kyiv Joint Stock
Commercial Exchange Bank «Kyyivbirzhbank», Chief of the Foreign Relations Department, Head
of the International Banking Relations Department, and Director of the International
Relations Department of the National Bank of Ukraine, and Vice-President of the Black Sea
Trade and Development Bank (Thessaloniki, Greece). Rybachuk has also been Chairman of the
Supervisory Council of JSC “Oschadbank”, a member of the Supervisory Council of JSC
“Ukreximbank”, and a member of the Supervisory Council of PJSC “ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih”.
In 1999-2001 Rybachuk served as the Head of the Prime Minister’s Office in the Secretariat
of Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. In April 2002, he was elected a Member of the Verkhovna
Rada, and served through March 2005. In 2005, Rybachuk was the Deputy Prime Minister of
Ukraine on European Integration. From 2005 to 2006 Rybachuk was appointed State Secretary of
Ukraine, and the Chief of Staff to the President of Ukraine. In May-October 2006 — the
Secretary of the Political Council under the President of Ukraine. He was also a member of
the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. In September 2006 he was appointed an
Advisor to the President of Ukraine. From December 2007 – non-staff Advisor to the President
of Ukraine. In 2008, Rybachuk ceased his duties as presidential advisor. From 2009 to now,
Rybachuk has been chairman and co-founder of the NGO «Centre UA», and one of the initiators
of the «New Citizen» Public Campaign, the Civil movement “Chesno”, the coalition of civil
society organizations “Reanimation Package of Reforms”, and a co-founder of the think tank
“Collegium of Anna Yaroslavna”.

 

Dr. Volodymyr Ogryzko


Dr. Volodymyr Ogryzko began his career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (MFA) in
1978, and undertook military service from 1981 to 1983. He was Third Secretary- Counsellor
in the MFA, and Counsellor in the Embassy of Ukraine in the Federal Republic of Germany and
in Austria. From 1996 to 1999, he was the Head of the Foreign Policy Department of the
Presidential Administration. From there, he became Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Austrian Republic and Permanent Representative to the OSCE
and other international organizations in Vienna. Following that post, he became First Deputy
Minister, and then, from 2007-2009, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, and member
of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. From March 2009 to April 2010, he
was First Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine. Since
2014, Dr. Ogryzko has been CEO of the Centre for Russian Studies. He also holds a PhD in
History.

James Wasserstrom


James Wasserstrom is a Former Head of Oversight of Public Utilities at the UN Mission in
Kosovo, where he blew the whistle on misconduct involving UN officials and a local company.
Following this, he was the Chief Operating Officer at VREthics Ltd. He then became a Senior
Advisor on Anti-Corruption at the US Embassy in Kabul, where he was involved in the
establishment of the Monitoring and Evaluation Committee, and then became strategy advisor
and lead on anticorruption at the Lessons Learned Program for SIGAR Special Inspector
General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.