WINS Board members

William H. Tobey (Chair)

William Tobey’s career encompasses extensive management experience in defense policy, arms control and counter-proliferation, as well as in investment banking and venture capital. He served on the National Security Council Staff in three US administrations and also managed the US government’s largest programme to prevent nuclear proliferation and terrorism by detecting, securing and disposing of dangerous nuclear material. Mr Tobey is serving as interim Executive Director until a new appointment is made.

Dr. John Barrett

Dr. John Barrett is currently President of Portolan Global Inc. Past experience includes serving as President and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Association. Dr. Barrett also served as Canada’s Ambassador to the IAEA, where he chaired its Board of Governors and acted as Canada’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization and to the United Nations in Vienna. In addition, he served as the Canadian Ambassador to Austria and to the Slovak Republic.

Lieutenant General Jean-Michel Chereau

General Jean-Michel Chereau currently serves as Senior Vice President, Protection Department Director, at Orano Group (formerly Areva Group). Prior to joining Areva in 2010, he acted as Lieutenant General of the French Military Intelligence Department (DRM), where he was responsible for Special Operations. Lieutenant General Chereau served most of his career in paratroop marines regiments of the French Army, from chief of the combat section to commanding officer.

Corey Hinderstein

Corey Hinderstein is former President of INMM and current Vice President of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI). Prior to returning to NTI after a three-year leave, she acted as senior coordinator for nuclear security and nonproliferation policy affairs at the National Nuclear Security Administration, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Ms Hinderstein brings deep expertise in international nuclear fuel cycle policy, improving global nuclear security, and arms control and nonproliferation verification.

Chris Chater

As Chief Operations Officer at URENCO Enrichment Group, Chris Chater is responsible for the management of technology, operations, engineering and design. He is also vice chair of ETC, a joint venture with Orano (formerly Areva) for the supply of centrifuges and related services. For the last 25 years, Mr Chater has concentrated on the front end nuclear fuel cycle. He has also worked in fusion research and decommissioning.

Ambassador Piet de Klerk

Ambassador Piet de Klerk has had a long career as a Dutch diplomat and still represents the Netherlands in projects like the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification. Prior positions have included acting as Special Counterterrorism Envoy; lead Sherpa for the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, Netherlands; Ambassador to Jordan; and Human Rights Ambassador. Ambassador de Klerk also served as chair of the Missile Technology Control Regime, the Nuclear Suppliers Group and the UN Disarmament Commission. From 1998 to 2003, he worked for the IAEA as Director of EXPO (External Affairs and Policy Coordination).

Jean Llewellyn, OBE

Jean Llewellyn, OBE, established the UK National Skills Academy for Nuclear and acted as its CEO for 10 years. This initiative built on a career involving senior management, leadership and policy development roles in both the private and public sector. Ms Llewellyn also served as a member of the UK Government’s Nuclear Industry Council and as Chair of the Nuclear Energy Skills Alliance. In 2019 Ms Llewellyn was appointed to the rank of Chevalier in the Ordre national du Mérite by the French President. She also serves as a Non-Executive Director on the UK Office for Nuclear Regulation Board and as Chair of the Security Sub Group.

WINS Staff

Pierre Legoux Head of Programmes

Pierre Legoux joined WINS in 2010 as manager of the operational programme. His responsibilities include programme design, operation, budget control, review and quality standards. Prior to joining WINS, Pierre served as physical protection specialist at the IAEA’s Office of Nuclear Security, where he developed international recommendations and guidance documents for nuclear security and for strengthening the physical protection of nuclear and other radioactive materials in use, storage and transport. He is fluent in English and French.

Rhonda Evans Head of Engagement and Sustainability

Rhonda Evans brings over 20 years of international and national experience in the field of nuclear safety and nuclear security to her position with WINS. Before joining WINS in August 2017, she served as a senior nuclear security officer at the IAEA in the Division of Nuclear Security. Rhonda also has extensive experience in capacity building in 171 IAEA Member States; 30 years of experience in regulation, governance and assurance; and is a lawyer specialised in nuclear law and regulation.

Przemyslaw Michalski Head of Finance, HR and Internal Controls

Przemyslaw Michalski is responsible for WINS' financial control systems, statutory reporting and grants management. He is also involved in WINS' financial strategy development and risk assessment. Prior to joining WINS in August 2018, Przemek worked many years in the private sector in Poland and Austria in the field of finance. He holds the designation of Chartered Management Accountant and speaks fluent Polish and English, with working knowledge of German and Russian.

Raquel Delgado Programme Manager

Raquel Delgado is responsible for the overall coordination and implementation of operational and WINS Academy projects. She also serves as  liaison to the WINS Board. Prior to joining WINS in May 2010, Raquel worked in the field of development cooperation in Sub-Saharan Africa. She also worked in the Permanent Representation of Portugal to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Raquel is fluent in Portuguese, English, German, Spanish and has a working knowledge of French.

Álvaro Acevedo Programme Manager

Álvaro Acevedo is responsible for coordinating and implementing various operational projects, including international workshops, training courses and ongoing special projects. Prior to joining WINS in June 2018, Álvaro worked as an engineer in a nuclear power plant in Spain. He is fluent in Spanish and English.

Roland Fletcher Academy and Communications Manager

Roland Fletcher is responsible for building a global community of Certified Nuclear Security Professionals while engaging with WINS members, Academy participants and alumni. Prior to joining WINS in June 2019, Roland spent 11 years at the National Skills Academy for Nuclear (NSAN), where he helped to facilitate the development and implementation of new industry-wide initiatives and concepts, including digital learning, national educational programmes, apprenticeship standards and end-point assessment.

Aleksandra Zilic Financial Project Controller

Aleksandra Zilic manages projects related to accounting and reporting, financial project control, forecasting and planning, and the improvement of quality management system processes. Prior to joining WINS in November 2014, Aleksandra worked for privately held companies and non-governmental organizations for 12 years in her home country of Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is fluent in English and Bosnian and has a working knowledge of German.

Bettina Lock Office Manager

Bettina Lock manages numerous administrative and office tasks; supports projects related to operations and the WINS Academy; and assists the Executive Director. Before joining WINS in 2011, Bettina worked in the Vienna offices of Central European News. She also worked for the Oesterreichische Kontrollbank and the United Nations Development Programme and has researched, translated and written for many well-known travel guides. She is fluent in German and English.

Anubhav Shrivastava Information Technology Specialist

Anubhav Shrivastava oversees the maintenance and development of the frontend and backend of WINS’s website. He also provides technical support to the WINS Academy, Alumni Network and Knowledge Centre. Anubhav joined WINS in October 2014 as an intern and was hired fulltime in March 2015, bringing with him 15 years of experience in online content management, web development and multimedia. He is fluent in English, Hindi and intermediate knowledge of German.

Suzanne Carlson Editor/Writer

Suzanne Carlson substantively edits all WINS publications, including the Academy modules. She also develops online and offline content and learning materials. Before joining WINS in October 2019, she worked as an editor covering the energy industry. In addition to being a native speaker of English, she is conversant in German, Turkish, Spanish and Portuguese.

Bethany Woodward Graphic Designer & Website Design Manager

Bethany Woodward joined the team in October 2019 and is responsible for managing all print and digital graphic content produced throughout WINS. She has six years prior design experience working in the both the UK and the USA in the fields of retail & marketing and architecture. Bethany is fluent in English and has a working knowledge of German.

Daniel Johnson Senior Advisor, North America (Consultant)

Daniel Johnson joined WINS in October 2012 and became Head of the WINS Academy in 2014. After serving in this capacity for six years, he accepted a new position as WINS' Senior Adviser in North America. Prior to WINS, Dan worked for Brookhaven National Laboratory, where he supported the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration’s International Nuclear Safeguards and Engagement Program, and at the US Department of Energy’s China Office as a Nonproliferation Analyst.

Chris Behan Project Manager

Chris will be working at WINS until the end of 2020, sponsored by the US Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration’s Office of Global Material Security (GMS), and will be focusing on the application of advanced technology to nuclear security, amongst other projects.

Prior to his secondment at WINS, Chris was the Deputy Director (Acting) of the Office of Nuclear Threat Science within the Office of Counterterrorism and Counterproliferation at the National Nuclear Security Administration in the US Department of Energy. He also spent several years at the US National Counterterrorism Center, and five years as a Nuclear Security Officer at the International Atomic Energy Agency. In addition to counterterrorism, Chris has a strong background in the international nuclear security regimes, in nuclear materials utility, and in the US nuclear regulatory environment.

Mehri Avlyakulova Administrative Assistant

Mehri Avlyakulova manages administrative tasks and supports projects, events and workshops. Prior to joining WINS in May 2020, she worked as an English teacher in a public school in Belarus and later at AT&T in the Czech Republic as a Customer Service and Technical Support Representative. Mehri is fluent in English, Russian and Turkmen and has working knowledge of German.

Whitney Kathryn Isaacs WINS Academy Assistant

Whitney Kathryn Isaacs provides comprehensive administrative and project support to the WINS Academy. She is the primary point of contact for Academy participants and members. Additionally, she supports the preparation and implementation of various WINS Academy projects. Prior to joining WINS in June 2020, she worked extensively in the field of higher education and academia. Whitney is fluent in German and English and has working knowledge of Spanish.

Anida Celikovic Membership Manager and Project Support - On Leave

Anida Celikovic manages WINS Membership and supports WINS operational and WINS Academy projects and events. Prior to joining WINS in October 2017, she worked as an English teacher, translator, interpreter and administrative assistant at the Archives of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Anida speaks fluent English and Bosnian and has working knowledge of German.

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