WINS Board members

William H. Tobey (Chairman)

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.

Duncan Hawthorne

Duncan Hawthorne has 30 years of experience in the power generation business.  Before accepting his current position as CEO of Horizon Nuclear Power (a wholly owned UK subsidiary of Japan's Hitachi) in 2016, he served as president and CEO of Canada's Bruce Power for 15 years. Mr. Hawthorne also served as chair of the WANO Atlanta Centre and until recently was president of WANO's governing board.

Paul Harding

Paul Harding joined the UK nuclear industry in 1981; since then, he has held diverse roles in nuclear chemical plant management, marketing and sales, and site general management, including decommissioning operations. He currently serves as Advisor to CEO URENCO Ltd. in the field of small and medium-sized reactor development. Prior experience with URENCO includes positions as Executive Director, Commercial and Managing Director.

John Barrett

Dr John Barrett is currently President and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Association. Past experience includes serving 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. He also served as the Canadian Ambassador to Austria and to the Slovak Republic.

WINS Staff

Roger Howsley Executive Director

Dr Roger Howsley is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of WINS. During 30-plus years of international experience relating to nuclear nonproliferation and security across the nuclear fuel cycle, Roger has worked with the IAEA, Euratom, national police forces and security organisations. Prior to WINS, he served as Director of Security, Safeguards and International Affairs (SSIA) for British Nuclear Fuels Ltd. He also established and directed the SSIA function across the BNFL Group of companies (16 countries, 17,000 employees).

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.

Vesna Gradt Head of Finance and Development

Vesna Gradt is responsible for all of WINS’ financial systems and risk management. She also plays a broader strategic role in the development of WINS’ strategy and organisational culture, values, reputation and quality management systems. Prior to joining WINS in September 2010, Vesna worked internationally in the non-profit sector. She currently serves as President of the Austrian branch of the Global Professional Women’s Network and is fluent in English, German and Serbian.

Rhonda Evans Head of the WINS Academy

Rhonda Evans brings over 17 years of 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 conducting training and professional development programmes in IAEA Member States; 27 years of experience in regulation in Australia; and is a lawyer specialised in nuclear law and regulation.

Ingrid Kirsten Stakeholder Liaison Manager

Ingrid Kirsten joined WINS in July 2016 as Stakeholder Liaison Manager. She brings to this position more than 20 years of experience in international relations as a South African diplomat working on nuclear non-proliferation, disarmament and conventional weapons control regimes. Prior to joining WINS, Ingrid served a four-year term at the IAEA on activities relating to the peaceful use of nuclear energy. She is fluent in English and French

Jadallah Hammal Programme Manager

Jad Hammal is responsible for coordinating and implementing various operational projects, including international workshops, training courses and ongoing special projects. Prior to joining WINS in May 2010, Jad worked in the programme departments of several humanitarian NGOs in Vienna. He is fluent in German, English and Arabic.

Raquel Delgado Project Manager

Raquel Delgado is responsible for the overall coordination and implementation of operational and WINS Academy projects. She also coordinates WINS’ internal process for ISO 29990. 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.

Clarice Dankers Learning Technologist

Clarice Dankers substantively edits all WINS publications, including the Academy modules. She also develops online and offline content and learning materials. Clarice began working for WINS as a freelance writer/editor in March 2010, then joined the team fulltime in October 2014. Prior experience includes teaching university writing courses and ghostwriting a book on brain-based learning. In addition to English, she is conversant in German.

Amanda Kratochvil WINS Academy & Communications Manager

Amanda Kratochvil manages engagement with WINS members, Academy participants and alumni. She also writes and produces WINS’ monthly newsletter and annual report and researches, writes and analyses data for special projects. Prior to joining WINS in January 2016, Amanda worked in the Office of the Deputy Director General of the Department of Safeguards at the IAEA. She is fluent in German and English.

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 German.

Anida Celikovic Administrative Assistant

Anida Celikovic provides administrative assistance for WINS operational 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.

Daniel Johnson Senior Advisor, North America (Consultant)

Daniel Johnson joined WINS in October 2012 as Head of the WINS Academy. 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.

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